Health Disparities Research Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): National Healthcare Disparities Report - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations Factsheet: A factsheet that summarizes key findings from the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) related to health care for the LGBT population. http://www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health: Provides information on a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender health topics.
http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Health Access Project: Works to strengthen the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's ability to foster the development of comprehensive, culturally appropriate health promotion policies and health care services for GLBT people through a variety of venues including community awareness, policy development, advocacy, and prevention strategies. http://www.glbthealth.org/

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association: The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers. http://www.glma.org/

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
http://www.hrc.org/

The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission recently published Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide, which urges hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for LGBT individuals and their families. This field guide features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients. http://www.jointcommission.org/lgbt/

Lesbian Community Care Project: The Lesbian Community Care Project, a program of Howard Brown Health Center, promotes the health of lesbian, bisexual and queer women and transgender individuals through healthcare, advocacy, public education, research and programming. The mission of Howard Brown is to promote the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons through the provision of health care and wellness programs, including clinical, educational, social service and research activities.
http://www.howardbrown.org/default.asp?id=1077

National Coalition for LGBT Health: The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training. http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/

Mautner Project – The National Lesbian Health Organization: Because lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are less inclined to seek preventative health care in the face of discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia, Mautner Project educates sexual minority women about their health and trains health-care providers about their LBT patients, providing tools and insights on how to achieve better health outcomes. http://www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject

MedlinePlus – Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gaylesbianbisexualandtransgenderhealth.html

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: http://www.thetaskforce.org/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

 
Updated: August 2014