This field guide from The Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment to offer improved healthcare quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.
Includes links to articles and other information sources covering a variety of topics including general LGBT patient health resources, treating transgender patients, mental health, substance abuse, and health policy resources.
The APA's Office on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity works to bring together recent and ongoing policy and advocacy work in LGBT health disparity areas, and both in government agencies and the non-profit health care community to address these issues.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers clinical guidance and cultural information on caring for LGBTQ youth. The resources they offer cover the specific needs of LGBTQ youth and how to optimize the care this population of adolescents receives.
This new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics reviews relevant concepts and challenges and provides suggestions for pediatric providers aimed at promoting the health and positive development of transgender and gender-diverse youth while eliminating discrimination and stigma.