Category Archives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities have largely been overlooked by health care systems and providers. Unfortunately, there is evidence that many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and health care consumers continue to experience discrimination and exclusion from health care services, and also experience disparities in health care and outcomes.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Cabinet Exit Memo

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has prepared this Cabinet Exit Memo, describing some of the accomplishments of the Obama Administration over the past 8 years, and outlining the key issues facing the Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Building Patient-Centered Medical Homes for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients and Families

This issue brief published by the National LGBT Health Education Center of the Fenway Institute uses the framework of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) to improve health care and health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and … Continue reading

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Why We Will Keeping Dancing

Over 26 years ago, I went to a gay club for the first time. I had just turned 30, finally coming out as a gay man to my closest friends, my family, and at work. The first few times I … Continue reading

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National Health Law Program: Analysis of ACA Section 1557 Final Rule

This is the National Health Law Program’s initial analysis of the final rule implementing section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibiting discrimination in federally funded health programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights: Final Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Under Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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Healthy People 2020: Request for Comments on New Objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2014. Healthy People 2020 will continue to provide opportunities … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Ending Conversion Therapy – Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth

In this ground-breaking report, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlights the importance of ending so-called “conversion therapy” that purports to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, especially among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) … Continue reading

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National Institutes on Health: Request for Comments on Strategic Plan for Research on Health and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting comments on its FY2016-2020 Strategic Plan to Advance Research on the Health and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM).  Comments may be submitted by email to <sgmhealthresearch@od.nih.gov> and are due by … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

This issue brief from the Fenway Institute National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education Center describes the emerging best practice recommendation for collecting patient sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records.  Providers who are informed of … Continue reading

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