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, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project collaborates with community partners to conduct research among LGBTQIA+ elders and mainstream providers, engage LGBTQIA+ elders in advocacy and community, provide training to providers and caregivers and increase public awareness of LGBTQIA+ elders and caregivers, and the issues that impact their lives. The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project’s work is focused in Massachusetts, but we are also founding members of the National Roundtable on LGBTQIA+ Aging, hosted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force which allows us to collaborate with colleagues throughout the country and address national policy issues together.
Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health is proposed as a national CME course, following six years in which a similar course was offered. The course was developed in response to the high volume of queries from clinicians and health care staff seeking to learn about providing high-quality care for adults, adolescents, and children who are questioning their gender identity or who identify as transgender or gender-diverse. This conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing competent and confident gender-affirmative health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in transgender-focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff.
In addition to didactic presentations, attendees will learn from lived experience panels and have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions that highlight medical and behavioral health approaches to gender-affirmative care, led by experienced clinicians specialized in transgender health.
This year an optional pre-conference day will be provided for all attendees interested in additional introductory education regarding care for transgender and gender diverse people. There is no additional fee to attend but pre-registration is required.
The Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (E2i CCTA) provides support for 26 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded recipients or sub-recipients for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions. This program aims to facilitate and guide recipients in their efforts to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes, including increasing retention in care, improving treatment adherence, and improving viral suppression for people living with HIV/AIDS.