Additional Resources for Health Care Providers
Many national and local organizations provide a variety of virtual resources for providers who work with transgender patients to help them prevent and live with HIV. Here you can find sources of information from such organizations, including CDC, to help address issues you may face in in your work with transgender patients.
Health Care Provider Trainings
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offer a compiled a list of professional training curricula to improve the health and well-being of the LGBT population.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers a LGBT Partners page which includes links to webinars and other resources for reaching and assisting LGBT communities.
- Office of Minority Health (OMH) offers continuing education opportunities for health care professionals. Think Cultural Health offers a webinar focused on Exploring Culture in CLAS: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- The National LGBT Health Education Center helps health care providers and other staff at health care organizations provide quality, inclusive, and welcoming care to transgender people through webinars, publications, and other trainings.
- Center of Excellence for Transgender Health provides training and capacity-building for health care providers, researchers, community organizers, and individuals to improve transgender health through online learning courses, guides, reports and recommendations, fact sheets, and other education materials.
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) certified training courses and offers best practices in medical and mental health care in transgender health.
- Mazzoni Center offers trainings, lectures, and discussions to guide organizations, universities, providers, and educators in building more inclusive environments for LGBTQ communities.
- Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides trainings for community-based organizations, hospitals, health centers, and schools. The training programs are designed to share LGBT health information and to promote safe, supportive health care services for the LGBT community.
Clinical Care Protocols for Transgender People
- CDC Guidelines for Preventing New HIV Infections provide guidance about prevention strategies and services that can prevent or diagnose new HIV infections and link individuals at risk to relevant prevention, medical and social services.
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care provides clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transgender and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.
- Gay & Lesbian Medial Association Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients help health care providers take positive steps to promote the health of their LGBT patients by examining their practices, offices, policies and staff training for ways to improve access to quality health care for LGBT people.
- Center of Excellence for Transgender Health Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People aim to address disparities for transgender people in accessing primary health care by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the health care needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients.
- Transgender Law Center Organizing for Transgender Health Care: A Guide for Community Clinic Organizing and Advocacy provides transgender people and allies with information and tools to be better equipped and more empowered to change the health care system to meet transgender people’s needs. The guide looks at four case studies in community clinic settings.
Providing HIV Care
- CDC Rapid HIV Testing Training Course offers an opportunity for HIV Prevention Providers working in non-clinical settings to gain knowledge and skills on administering rapid HIV testing. Rapid HIV Testing will allow providers greater reach into places where HIV testing has not been available.
- AIDS Education and Training Center Program provides locally based, tailored education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those living with or affected by HIV.
- American Academy of HIV Medicine supports HIV practitioners with resources and educational opportunities such as continuing medical education, credentialing, practice management information, and more, for providing optimal care for those living with HIV.
- HealthHIV Primary Care Training Program helps primary care clinicians develop new skills and professional competencies in order to optimize the quality of care they provide to patients at-risk or living with HIV. It is a free, online, self-paced curriculum, and participants earn a certificate of proficiency in HIV primary care integration.
Insurance and Billing Information
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities, assists health professionals with helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people understand health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, particularly mental health and substance use benefits and services, and enroll in plans.
- Medicare Benefits and Transgender People provides an overview of benefit questions that may arise for transgender people and information on what to do in response to an initial denial of coverage.
- Human Rights Campaign Finding Insurance for Transgender-Related Healthcare provides an overview of transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage options for transgender people living in the U.S., including employer-provided group plans, government subsidized plans such as Medicare or Medicaid, and individual plans through state insurance exchanges.
Posters, Brochures and Other Materials, for Improving the Physical Environment
- Act Against AIDS Campaigns focus on raising awareness among all Americans, including health care providers, and reducing the risk of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men and other communities at increased risk. Resources for health care providers include promoting routine HIV testing during patient visits, helping patients living with HIV reduce risky behavior, and others.
- National LGBT Health Education Center Publications include resources for health care providers and other professionals working with LGBT patients. Resources include a guide to LGBT health issues facing patients and practitioners, LGBT health readiness assessment in health centers, policies and procedures to create inclusive environments, and more.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health provides information, fact sheets, and briefs on HIV among transgender people and communities, resources for transgender people, health care providers and public health professionals, and more.
- Healthy People 2020 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health details national snapshots of the health, safety, and well-being of LGBT individuals in the U.S., and the goals and objectives for this population by 2020.
- Transgender Law Center provides a variety of resources and community-driven strategies to help transgender people end discrimination and ensure transgender people have access to equal rights and opportunities.
- Human Rights Campaign Explore Transgender provides a range of resources on issues transgender and gender nonconforming people face, including HIV, and advocates for full inclusion and equality.
- How Many Adults Identify as Transgender in the United States? utilizes data from the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to estimate the percentage and number of adults who identify as transgender nationally and in all 50 states.
- Transgender Issues in HIV from HIV Specialist discusses the need for accurate and current information about transgender people living with HIV, including potential barriers and facilitators to engagement and retention, and strategies for optimizing HIV care and treatment for transgender patients.
- Rad Remedy connects transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer people to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care in order to improve individual and community health.
- Page last reviewed: July 16, 2018
- Page last updated: August 2, 2018
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