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Major Organizations Focused on LGBT Health
- Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
- Fenway Health
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
- The National Coalition for LGBT Health
- University of California, San Francisco, LGBT Resource Center
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
- Recommendations for Enhancing the Climate of LGBT Students and Employees in Health Professional Schools provides comprehensive recommendations to health professional schools on how to improve their climate for LGBT students, faculty and staff.
- Joint Commission’s monograph has a robust listing of resources in Chapter 4 – Data Collection & Use - Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community (2011). Refer to APPENDIX D: RESOURCE GUIDE.
- Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston, a nationally recognized leader on LGBT health, has produced a brief monograph that many may find useful: How to Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings
- Gay & Lesbian Medical Association’s provides question recommendations for LGBT-sensitive intake forms, which include questions related to gender identity, relationship status, living arrangements, children in home and sexual orientation: Guidelines for Care of LGBT Patients (see page 15)
- For the first time in history, the DHHS National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) incorporated specific questions about sexual orientation just last year (January, 2013), which underwent rigorous design, analysis, and cognitive testing (see publication). Plans to include gender identity are forthcoming. NOTE: Please keep in mind that some terminology, despite being translated in a given language (i.e., Spanish) might not be understood by non-English speaking patients.
- The Williams Institute, a think-tank at UCLA School of Law, produced a “best practices” publication that provides more context as to why LGBT sensitive questions should be asked a certain way: Best Practices for Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation on Surveys, 2009.