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LGBTQ Resources

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, free online learning and teaching modules, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities. The Center’s online learning center provides a wealth of information for health care providers, researchers, and individuals on matters pertaining to routine health care, HIV prevention, cultural competencies, mental health, and policy. You will also find helpful links to conferences, lectures, and online training.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have put forth that health care disparities continue to be experienced by people who are LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or are born with differences in sex development (DSD). To reduce these disparities, all health care providers must learn to address the specific health care needs of these populations, and health care institutions must promote a climate that supports, values, and includes individuals in these populations. The AAMC’s Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, published Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who are LGBT, Gender Non-Conforming, or Born with DSD: A Resource for Medical Educators to:

  • Provide education about the health needs of individuals who are LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with DSD, and the role of academic medicine and the health care system in supporting these populations.
  • Support medical schools by discussing how to integrate this content into medical education, with a focus on the role of institutional climates.
  • Provide a framework to facilitate the assessment of learners, curricula, and institutions. Highlight national resources and curricular innovations within academic medicine.
May 26, 2022