The LGBT Resource Center has accumulated this list of of articles, training, and education material for our campus and medical center, to help promote education and awareness of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Below are also some National LGBTQIA+ Education Health Initiatives and Organizations for your reference. For more information on trainings and consultation services provided by the LGBT Resource Center, please see our Education, Training, and Consultation page under Services.

Articles, publications, and online trainings.

Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals who are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD A Resource for Medical Educators by AAMC

Speaking with Patients about Sexuality and Gender part 1 and part 2 by AAMC

Acknowledging Sex and Gender
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) would like to introduce you to our new Transgender Health Learning Center. We have recently added a training to provide guidance for organizations and clinics to incorporate the "Recommendations for Inclusive Data Collection of Trans People in HIV Prevention, Care & Services." When you finish the Acknowledging Gender and Sex course you will be able to: Demonstrate how to collect the two-step gender and sex differentiation questions, using appropriate language; Demonstrate the use of appropriate language to explain to all patients why they are being asked separate questions about their gender and sex; State at least three reasons why the two-step gender and sex method is important; Describe at least three ways in which cultural competence in transgender care affects health outcomes for this population.

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children
This just-released SAMHSA resource guide, developed by the Family Acceptance Project, was written to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+. This includes professionals who work in primary care, behavioral health, school-based services, family service agencies, homeless and run-away programs, and foster care and juvenile justice settings. Written by SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde and SAMHSA Legislative Director Brian Altman, a SAMHSA blog post about the resource guide is online here.

Recommendations for Enhancing the Climate for LGBT Students & Employees in Health Professional Schools
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has issued “Recommendations for Enhancing the Climate for LGBT Students & Employees in Health Professional Schools.” These comprehensive recommendations “offer a wealth of resources for making any health professional school more equitable, inclusive and welcoming from an LGBTQIA+ standpoint. Students, staff, faculty and others involved in health professions education will find the information they need to improve their climate to better support LGBTQIA+ community members, promote general awareness of LGBTQIA+ needs and provide LGBTQIA+ equity.” Article written by Shane Snowdon, MA.

Transgender Awareness in Medical Education
A new posting on the Wing of Zock innovation blog site calls attention “to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that intersects with medicine and patient care intricately: the lives and experiences of transgender people.” The essay, by Chelsea Fullerton of NYU School of Medicine, reports, “One promising practice to promote transgender awareness and competency in medical education is through simulated patient encounters.”

Checklist for LGBT Curriculum Inclusion (prepared by Shane Snowdon)

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Guidelines for Care of LGBT Patients

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health

Kaiser Permanente Provider’s Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: LGBT Population

LGBTQ Cultures: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual & Gender Diversity, Michele J. Eliason et al

Lesbian Health 101: A Clinician's Guide, Patty Robertson, MD & Sue Dibble, DNSc, eds

Health Care Screening for Men Who Have Sex with Men by Daniel Knight, MD

Bisexual Health: An Introduction & Model Practices, Trans Care Project, Vancouver, Canada

Clinical Guidelines for Transgender Care, Trans Care Project, Vancouver, Canada

When Health Care Isn’t Caring, Lambda Legal

Institute of Medicine Report The Health of LGBT People

Accord Alliance (Intersex Issues)

National LGBTQIA+ health education initiatives and organizations

Fenway Institute LGBT Learning Modules
National Healthcare Equality Index (HRC’s annual hospital survey)
Straight for Equality in Healthcare
Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association)
American Medical Association GLBT Advisory Committee
National LGBT Health Coalition
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Stanford LGBT Medical Education Research Group (MERG)
AMSA Gender & Sexuality Committee