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LGBTQ Health Care: Resources and Training for Nurses

January, 26 2017

Resources for nurses to learn to provide high-quality, inclusive, affirmative health care to LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people

Introductory learning tools from the National LGBT Health Education Center —

fenway guide to lgbtq healthThe National LGBT Health Education Center offers an important collection of publications, online trainings and other resources to better understand and support the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The website includes an “Introduction to LGBT Health” section with selected webinars, learning modules, publications and patient video testimonials that provide an overview of the challenges LGBT people face in accessing affirmative, culturally competent care. Training materials are appropriate for all health care staff, including nurses.

The National LGBT Health Education Center is a program of the Fenway Institute, a division of Fenway Health, “one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.” Their publications include evidence-based guidelines, best practices and sample forms for a wide range of LGBT health care topics. Free CME/CEU credit and downloadable content are available for many resources, including on-demand webinars and learning modules. Content is organized by topic area (e.g. LGBT families, LGBT youth, and transgender health) and resource type (e.g. webinars/video training, publications, and learning modules).

Top health issues for LGBT populations information and resource kit —

Educational resources on LGBT health from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

glma guidelinesGLMA’s three-part webinar series explores health disparities and health care experiences of LGBT people, as well as strategies to provide culturally competent care. “Part 1: Understanding the Health Needs of LGBT People: An Introduction” provides an overview of LGBT health care including terminology and clinical considerations. Part 2 focuses on creating a welcoming and safe health care environment. Part 3 focuses on developing clinical skills for the care of transgender individuals.

GLMA created the webinar series in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The webinars are free and appropriate for a broad audience, including clinicians, nurses, health care support staff and administrators. The content is available as presentation slides and archived recorded presentations.

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