Category Archives: Demographic Data: Sexual Orientation

Fenway Institute and Center for American Progress: Asking Patients Questions about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This report summarizes the findings of research conducted by the Fenway Institute and Center for American Progress on asking patients in clinical settings questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. The research was conducted at four community health centers … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 2013 Report from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Coordinating Committee

This the third of annual reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Coordinating Committee.  This internal department committee is co-chaired by Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for … Continue reading

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Human Rights Campaign Foundation: 2013 Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released the 2013 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), an annual survey of health care organizations on how they treat their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and staff. The 718 facilities included in the 2013 … Continue reading

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National Institutes of Health: Response to Institute of Medicine Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued this comprehensive response to the findings and recommendations of the 2011 Institute of Medicine’s report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: A Foundation for Better Understanding. NIH Director Dr. … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Collecting Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a summary of its October 12, 2012 workshop on the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records.  The summary can be downloaded from the IOM website and will … Continue reading

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HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health: Recommendations for Health Insurance Exchanges

The following was my presentation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health on November 29, 2012 regarding the implementation of health insurance exchanges and other national health care reforms.

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Crosswalk of Demographic Questions for California Health Insurance Exchange Application

Here is a crosswalk of applicant demographic questions that are being considered for inclusion in the application for health insurance through the California Health Benefits Exchange, California’s state health insurance exchange being established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Continue reading

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California Department of Health Care Services: Demographic Data Collection in State Health Insurance Exchange

Here are my presentation and a resource list prepared for the California Department of Health Care Service on demographic data collection requirements and standards for the state health insurance exchange.  These were prepared for a stakeholder meeting held by the … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: How to Gather Data about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This policy brief from the Fenway Institute makes recommendations about how data about patient sexual orientation and gender identity should be collected.  Patients should be asked about how they self-identify as to their sexual orientation and gender identity on intake … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Why Gather Data about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This policy brief from the Fenway Institute explains why patient demographic data collected in the clinical setting should include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.  Gathering sexual orientation and gender identity data from patients is essential to providing appropriate … Continue reading

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