The LGBT Health Line: Newsletter fo the National LGBT Health Education Center

The LGBT Health Line:
Newsletter of the National LGBT Health Education Center
August 2014
National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week is August 10-16th! On August 12th we will be speaking to providers in health centers and other health care settings on a webinar with the Clinical Director’s Network, Taking a History of Sexual Health- Opening the Door to Effective HIV Prevention and Care. Gathering routine sexual health histories of patients in primary care is an essential feature of effective HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention. Nonetheless, this aspect of care is often disregarded due to lack of time and/or discomfort with asking intimate questions. This webinar  focuses on how gathering information on sexual health can open the door to talking about HIV and STI prevention and lead to opportunities for effective linkage to care, care and prevention programs, and ongoing engagement in health care.
For more information, and to register, click here.
Where we are: Summer 2014
As summer continues, the National LGBT Health Education Center is busy continuing to deliver educational programming on LGBT Health nationwide. This month, Program Director Harvey Makadon, MD will be in Nashville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Ohio, and Berkeley and San Diego, California.
In California, Dr. Makadon will present at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s regional training in Berkeley on Taking a History of Sexual Health: Opening the Door to Effective HIV and STI Prevention. Also presenting in Berkeley is Education Center Faculty member and Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, JoAnne Keatley.
Later in the month, Dr. Makadon will present at the National Association of Community Health Center’s Community Health Institute in San Diego.  His topic will be Building Capacity to Care for LGBT People in Your Health Center:  Meeting Population Health Needs by Providing Inclusive and Affirmative Care. For more information and to register, click here.
On-Demand Webinars
We offer over 20 on-demand webinars on topics such as Understanding and Assessing the Sexual Health of Transgender Patients, and others:
  • Introduction to LGBT Health
  • LGBT Health Care Under the Affordable Care Act
  • LGBT Youth
  • LGBT Older Adults
  • HIV Prevention
  • Transgender Health Care
  • Cross-Gender Hormone Therapy
  • Same-Sex Domestic Violence
  • and more!

For more information, click here!

Free CME/CEU Credits

Additionally, all of our webinars are certified for FREE CME/CEU credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Click here to learn more about our CME/CEU credits.
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Who We Are
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, culturally responsive, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

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Boston, MA 02215
This publication was produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health with funding under cooperative agreement# U30CS22742 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or HRSA.


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