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Resources by Topic: LGBTQI+

Discrimination in Healthcare: Perceptions Among LGBTQ Individuals in the Metro and the Nonmetro
Discusses the disparities related to healthcare discrimination of LGBTQ individuals living in metro versus nonmetro areas of the United States. Utilizes 2022 survey data to examines LGBTQ experiences regarding topics such as location of residence, life satisfaction, access to respectful healthcare, trans healthcare issues, and more.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Resource of Health Equity-Related Data Definitions, Standards, & Stratification Practices
Resource for providers, states, community organizations, and others that want to improve their health equity-related data collection and analysis. Outlines suggested definitions, standards, and stratification practices for race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), disability status, rurality, and other sociodemographic data elements.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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What Would Shifting To A Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Mean For Health And Access?
Discusses the potential impact of single-dose human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines on health disparities for rural residents, lower socioeconomic status patients, men, and sexual and gender minorities. Discusses relief of cost barriers for health systems and vaccine shortages.
Author(s): Matthew Najarian, Amanda F. Petrik
Citation: Health Affairs Forefront
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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LGBTQ+ Health: Rural vs Urban Inequities
Provides a summary of recent research on rural versus urban disparities in LGBTQI+ health outcomes. Includes data on chronic conditions, mental health, and social and familial support.
Author(s): Jessica Rosencrans
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Communities: Perspectives from Key Informant Interviews
Policy brief discusses the challenges faces by victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) seeking support services in rural communities. Bases findings on interviews with staff members from IPV victim support and advocacy organizations and highlights areas for organizations to improve support services for rural IPV victims and survivors.
Author(s): Alyssa H. Fritz, Emily C. Sheffield, Phoebe L. Chastain, et al.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Addressing Adolescent Substance Abuse and Risky Sexual Health Behaviors Via Youth-Led Initiatives: A Review of the Teens Linked to Care Pilot Program
Evaluates the Teens Linked to Care (TLC) pilot program which is meant to reduce substance use and risky sexual health behaviors in high-risk youth, including sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY). Examines the program framework, strategies, and implementation in 2 rural sites and discusses the impact of education, access to care, and supportive environments to promote healthy behaviors. Includes demographic and behavioral health data of participants.
Author(s): Hailey Bednar, Suzanne McMillan, Turquoise Sidibe, Melissa Bennett
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(3), 252
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Breast Cancer Disparity and Outcomes in Underserved Women
Provides an overview of breast cancer disparities experienced by underserved and vulnerable women. Discusses racial and ethnic groups, gender minority population, and rural population, and highlights the significance of social determinants of health. Describes strategies to mitigate disparities and improve access, including education and engagement, community health workers, mobile mammography, and care coordination.
Author(s): B Bersu Ozcan, Ba┼čak E. Dogan, Ann R. Mootz, et al.
Citation: RadioGraphics, 44(1), 230090
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Rural and Urban Differences in Disparities in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders Affecting Sexual Minority Populations
Examines substance use (SU), substance use disorders (SUD), and SUD treatment in heterosexual and sexual minority populations. Analyzes 2015 to 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data with information broken down by demographics, SU, and large metro, small metro, or nonmetro location.
Author(s): Christina Dyar, Ethan Morgan
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Distance as a Barrier to HIV Testing Among Sexual and Gender Minority Populations in the Rural Southern Us: A Cross-sectional Study
Explores the role distance plays in access to HIV testing for gay, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in the rural southern U.S. Breaks down data by age, race, and distance traveled to receive care, among other measures.
Author(s): Alyssa Clausen, Rob B Stephenson, Patrick S Sullivan, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23(4), 8227
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Programs and Training Strive to Improve Care for Rural LGBTQ+ Patients
Discusses healthcare access challenges experienced by LGBTQ+ people in rural areas and the role awareness and training programs for providers can play in improving care. Features programs in Idaho and Virginia that are helping rural healthcare facilities provide better care.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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