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Relevant Chapters in eBooks available from Baystate Health
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Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice
Brady D.W., Schneider J, White J.C. (2008). Chapter 14. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Patients. In Feldman M.D., Christensen J.F. (Eds), Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice, 3e.
Current Diagnosis & Treatment
Simone M, Eskildsen, M (2014). Meeting the Unique Needs of LGBT Older Adults. In Williams B.A., Chang A, Ahalt C, Chen H, Conant R, Landefeld C, Ritchie C, Yukawa M (Eds), Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics, Second Edition.
Relevant Citations from PubMed
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health disparities
Daniel H, Butkus R; Health and Public Policy Committee of American College of Physicians. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Disparities: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jul 21;163(2):135-7. doi: 10.7326/M14-2482. PubMed PMID: 25961598.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-related content in undergraduate medical education
Obedin-Maliver J, Goldsmith ES, Stewart L, White W, Tran E, Brenman S, Wells M, Fetterman DM, Garcia G, Lunn MR. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-related content in undergraduate medical education. JAMA. 2011 Sep 7;306(9):971-7. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1255. PubMed PMID: 21900137.
Better representing transgender patients in the electronic health record
Shenoy AM, Kashey N, Brown P, Kudler NR. Better representing transgender patients in the electronic health record. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Nov;25(4):1641-5. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0179. PubMed PMID: 25418232.
Electronic medical records and the transgender patient
Deutsch MB, Green J, Keatley J, Mayer G, Hastings J, Hall AM; World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group. Electronic medical records and the transgender patient: recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jul-Aug;20(4):700-3. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001472. Epub 2013 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 23631835; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3721165.
LGBTQ Research, Education & Advocacy Organizations
CDC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
The CDC provides information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. This information is designed for a variety of groups: health care providers, public health professionals, public health students, and the general public.
Fenway Institute Center for Population Research in LGBT Health
The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health supports and stimulates research to fill critical knowledge gaps related to the health of sexual and gender minorities, strengthening the foundation for culturally competent treatment and behavior change models.
Fenway Institute National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.
GLAAD Media Reference Guide - 9th Edition
GLAAD's Media Reference Guide is intended to be used by journalists reporting for mainstream media outlets and by creators in entertainment media who want to tell fair and accurate stories. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive glossary of language used within the LGBT community.
HealthyPeople 2020 LGBT Health
HealthyPeople 2020 Goals and Objectives. LGBT health requires specific attention from health care and public health professionals to address a number of disparities, including: preventive services for cancer and other diseases; mental health services to address bullying and suicide risk; high rates of substance use and abuse (including tobacco); social isolation, particularly for the elderly.
Human Rights Campaign, Massachusetts
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Massachusetts alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Massachusetts and how you can get involved with the Boston community.
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
MedlinePlus LGBT Health Page
Links to resources from the American Psychological Assoc, American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hormone Health Network, National Cancer Institute, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ People
PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
SAGE: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Stonewall Center at UMass/Amherst
The Stonewall Center serves the Five Colleges and the surrounding community by providing cultural and educational programming, ally training sessions, Speakers Bureau, lending library, as well as information, referrals and support for individuals who experience harassment and discrimination.
The Recovery Village Network
This is a helpful resource and comprehensive guide on drug and alcohol addiction in the LGBTQ+ community from The Recovery Village, a national network of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers with locations all over the country. With a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to addiction, The Recovery Village is dedicated to helping those who struggle with substance use disorder receive the treatment they deserve.
TransLine is an online transgender medical consultation service that offers healthcare providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) works to further the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders by professionals in medicine, psychology, law, social work, counseling, psychotherapy, family studies, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, and other related fields.
Policies & Position Statements
Promoting Diversity & Inclusion
Human Rights Campaign, Healthcare Equality Index
HRC's Healthcare Equality Index
The HEI is the national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees.