Resources for Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Patients

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Healthy People 2020 – LGBT Health
Overview of LGBT health disparities and Healthy People 2020 objectives developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies and public stakeholders.

SAMHSA LGBT Health Resources Kit
Kit includes a glossary and fact sheets on the top health issues for lesbians, gay men, bisexual men and women, and transgender people. The resources were developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Providing Optimal Care for Your MSM Patients
Brochure about addressing the unique sexual health needs of Black and Latino men who have sex with men. This brochure was developed by the National Coalition of STD Directors and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.

The Fenway Institute
The research arm of Fenway Health published various policy briefs to help providers address LGBT patients' needs. These include:

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide
Resource from the Joint Commission that includes strategies, practice examples, and resources to help clinical settings improve communication and patient-centered care to LGBT patients.

Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients
Tips from the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association on creating a welcoming environment for LGBT patients and specific health concerns of LGBT subpopulations.