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Resources by Topic: LGBT

Addressing the Health Needs of Sex and Gender Minorities in New Mexico
Describes disparities among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in New Mexico. Covers issues and health behaviors specific to SGMs, including challenges rural SGMs face. Offers recommendations to address SGM health disparities and improve health.
Author(s): Doug Calderwood, Rebecca Dakota, Dawn Hunter, et al.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Notes from the Field: HIV Infection Investigation in a Rural Area — West Virginia, 2017
Reports on an investigation by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources that began with 10 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection identified in three counties during January-July 2017. Describes how the investigation broadened to 15 counties based on injection drug use and sexual contacts. Identifies risk reduction and treatment options available in these counties and discusses strategies undertaken to limit further transmission of HIV.
Author(s): Mary E. Evans, Sarah M. Labuda, Vicki Hogan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(8), 257-258
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men — 27 States and Guam, 2014-2015
Reports on HIV testing behaviors among transgender women, transgender men, gay and bisexual men, and heterosexual men and women. Includes metropolitan and nonmetro demographics for each group, and metro and nonmetro data on HIV testing for transgender men and women.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Emeka Oraka, Hollie Clark, Machell Town, Elizabeth A. DiNenno
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(33), 883-887
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Advancing Best Practices in Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Boys and Men
Highlights approaches for providing effective services and addressing behavioral health disparities. Directed toward clinicians, substance abuse counselors, program coordinators, educators, community group leaders, policy makers and staff, funding agencies, and other stakeholders. Includes descriptions of sample programs.
Author(s): Kevin L. Nadal, Ford Kuramoto, Patrick Lin
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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LGBTQ Healthcare: Building Inclusive Rural Practices
Discusses the challenges rural LGBTQ individuals face in accessing quality care and what rural healthcare providers can do to improve the healthcare experience for this patient population.
Author(s): Zachary Toliver
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Uptake of HIV Testing and Hepatitis Vaccination for Rural Men Who Have Sex With Men
Examines national survey data of rural men who have sex with men to determine whether disclosing their sexual identity to healthcare providers was associated with an increase in HIV testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
Author(s): Nicholas Metheny, Rob Stephenson
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 14(2), 155-158
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Stakeholders' Recommendations to Improve Patient-Centered "LGBTQ" Primary Care in Rural and Multicultural Practices
Discusses the results of a pilot study to identify the need to improve primary care practices when treating rural and ethnic-minority lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) and queer persons within the mostly rural and multicultural state of New Mexico, and offers guidelines to enhance services for the LGBT population within clinical settings.
Author(s): Miria Kano, Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos, Robert Sturm, Cathleen E. Willging
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(1) 156-160
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Outness, Stigma, and Primary Health Care Utilization among Rural LGBT Populations
Examines if a relationship exists between higher levels of stigma and/or lower levels of outness with less access to primary healthcare services for rural LGBT populations. Includes demographic statistics by race, ethnicity, orientation, relationship status, education, and other statistics regarding healthcare access and utilization.
Author(s): J. Whitehead, John Shaver, Rob Stephenson
Citation: PLOS ONE, 11(1)
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Rural Health Disparities and Inequalities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health in Rural Missouri
Presents information and statistics on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) healthcare in rural Missouri, including a rural versus urban comparison of healthcare coverage by sexual orientation/identity, percent of poor households, and more. Discusses LGBT and HIV/AIDS, and transgender care.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Elder Mistreatment in Underserved Populations: Opportunities and Challenges to Developing a Contemporary Program of Research
Explores gaps in current knowledge, identifies barriers that have slowed progress in research, and offers recommendations to advance the field.
Author(s): Lori L. Jervis, Sherry Hamby, Scott R. Beach, et al.
Citation: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 301-319
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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