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Highlighted Resources

The Pozitively Healthy Coalition and the National Coalition for LGBT Health recently released updated versions of their population guides for the newly-insured people living with HIV and LGBT individuals.

The “Get Enrolled. Get Engaged. Get Empowered” guides provide information on navigating the enrollment process, engaging with providers and pharmacists, and empowering yourself in finding specialty care and maximizing benefits.

Also, be sure to visit the blog for more information, or on the topic areas below:

– Transgender Healthcare 
– Married Same-Sex Couples and the Marketplace
– Screener
– Preventive Care Benefits for Adults 

Access  the guides below.

Personal Guide for Newly-Insured People Living with HIV


Personal Guide for Newly-Insured LGBT Individuals



Screening Guidelines

Women’s Health Screening Guidelines


Transwomen’s Health Screening Guidelines


Men’s Health Screening Guidelines


Transmen’s Health Screening Guidelines



Downloads_LGResources by Topic (A-Z)


Adolescent Sexual Health and the Dynamics of Oppression: A Call for Cultural Competency (Advocates for Youth, 2010)

Practice Parameter on Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Orientation, Gender Nonconformity, and Gender Discordance in Children and Adolescents (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012)

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children(SAMHSA, 2014)



Ten Tips on How to be Bi-Inclusive in Your Programs & Services for LGBTQ Elders (Bisexual Resource Center)

Understanding Issues Facing Bisexual Americans (Bisexual Resource Center, 2014)

Breast Cancer

Resource Guide for Breast Health and Healing (Susan G. Komen, 2013 )

Federal Reports

Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records (Institute of Medicine, 2012)

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding (Institute of Medicine, 2011)

HHS LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee Reports (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

NIH LGBT Health Report

NIH SGM RCC Request For Information (RFI) Analysis Report

Federal Surveys

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The world’s largest ongoing telephone health survey system to monitor state-level prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality, and includes questions on gender identity, sexual orientation, and in some states, sexual behavior

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
A program of studies, combining interviews and physical examinations, designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States that includes questions on sexual orientation, behavior, and attraction

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Surveys a broad range of health topics collected through personal household interviews, and includes questions on sexual orientation

National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
Gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men’s and women’s health, and includes questions on sexual orientation, behavior, and attraction


Health Care and LGBT Health

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient and Family Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community (The Joint Commission, 2014)

The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Americans  (

The Affordable Care Act and the LGBT Community: An LGBT-Focused Analysis

Changing the Game: What Health Care Reform Means for LGBT Americans (Center for American Progress, 2011)

Guiding Principles for Health Care Reform

The Guiding Principles for LGBT Inclusion in Health Care

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ensuring Health and Wellness for LGBT Families

Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations



National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Office of National AIDS Policy, 2010)


HIV/AIDS Prevention: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: Is Taking PrEP the right choice for you? (Project Inform, 2015)

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: How to get PrEP (Project Inform, 2015)

PrEP Facts Assets (San Francisco AIDS Foundation)
Includes materials in English and Spanish

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States– 2014: A Clinical Practice Guideline (CDC, 2014)

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Fast Facts (CDC, 2014)


LGBT Data Collection

Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals (The Joint Commission, 2010)

Best Practices for Asking Questions about Sexual Orientation on Surveys (Williams Institute, 2009)

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders of Color Sampling Methodology: Strategies for Collecting Data in Small, Hidden, or Hard-to-Reach Groups To Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (ETR Associates and the Network for LGBT Health Equity, 2008)

LGBT Inclusion in Federal Health Survey (2010)

HHS LGBT Data Collection Fact Sheet

How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender? (Williams Institute, 2011)


LGBT Health Reports

Becoming Visible (One Colorado, 2013)

Invisible: The State of LGBT Health in Colorado (One Colorado, 2011)

Transparent: The State of Transgender Health in Colorado (One Colorado, 2013)


LGBT Health Resources

The Health of LGBT Persons in Massachusetts (Massachusetts Department of Health, 2009)

Healthy People 2020

Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020 (Institute of Medicine, 2011)

National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity (Office of Minority Health, 2011)

Publications for LGBT Health Providers (The Fenway Institute)

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2014
(Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014)


Non-Federal Surveys

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth)
A longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-1995 school year that includes questions on sexual orientation and sexual attraction.


Other Relevant Resources

How Sex and Gender Influence Health and Disease

PhenX ToolKit
Toolkit to integrate genetics and epidemiologic research that contains a total of 339 measures in 21 research domains, along with the Substance Abuse and Addiction Collections of measures, and includes questions on sexual attraction and behaviors

Population Assessment of Tobacco Health (PATH)
A national longitudinal study of tobacco use and how it affects the health of people in the US that includes questions on sexual orientation and attraction


Senior/Elder LGBT

Age-Friendly Inclusive Services: A Practical Guide For LGBT Organizations (SAGE’s National Center on LGBT Aging, 2015)

Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults (SAGE, 2010)



Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community (American Lung Association, 2010)

Substance Use/Treatment

LGBT Populations: A Dialogue on Advancing Opportunities for Recovery from Addictions and Mental Health Problems
(SAMHSA, 2013)

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals (SAMHSA, 2012)

Transgender Health 

10 Tips for Working with Transgender Patients (Transgender Law Center, 2011)

How to Start a Transgender Clinic (Transgender Law Center, 2008)

Organizing for Transgender Health Care (Transgender Law Center, 2012)

Transgender Health Hormone Protocols (Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, 2014)

Transgender HIV/AIDS Health Services Best Practices Guidelines (San Francisco Department of Public Health, 2007)


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