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1 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: LGBT Suicide and Suicide Risk From Knowledge to Prevention
Link: http://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide/our-education-and-prevention-programs/programs-for-professionals/lgbt-suicide-and-suicide-risk-from-knowledge-to-prevention
Description: In 2007, AFSP began a broad initiative to increase knowledge about suicide and suicide risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, and take steps to reduce that risk.
Subjects: Suicide | LGBT
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
2 American Medical Association (AMA): GLBT Advosory Committee
Link: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/glbt-advisory-committee.shtml
Description: The AMA Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues provides resources, policies and news related to sexual orientation.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Professional Societies | Information Resources
3 American Medical Association (AMA) Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation
Link: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/glbt-advisory-committee/ama-policy-regarding-sexual-orientation.shtml
Description: General policies, physician-centered policies and patient-centered policies of the AMA regarding sexual orientation are listed.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Professional Societies
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Link: http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/
Description: The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. These pages provide information and resources on some of the health issues and inequities affecting LGBT communities. Links to other information sources and resources are also provided. Some of this information is designed for members of the general public. Other information has been developed for health care providers, public health professionals, and public health students.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S.
5 Fenway Institute
Link: http://www.fenwayhealth.org
Description: The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Training and Education
6 Fenway Institute: Consumer Resources
Link: http://www.fenwayhealth.org/
Description: The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. Services include HIV counseling & testing and substance abuse treatment.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Training and Education | Organizations and Advocacy
7 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Link: http://www.glma.org/
Description: The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care professionals. Today, there is still considerable ignorance about LGBT health issues, with many assuming that LGBT health involves only HIV/AIDS. In fact, the full scope of the LGBT health agenda includes breast and cervical cancer, hepatitis, mental health, substance abuse, tobacco use, depression, access to care for transgender persons, and other concerns. GLMA's membership includes approximately 1,000 member physicians, medical students, nurses, physician assistants, researchers, psychotherapists and other health professionals. The website includes resources for patients as well as providers.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Professional Societies
8 GayData.org
Link: http://www.gaydata.org/
Description: This site was created by Dr. Randall Sell and is maintained by the Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health at Drexel University, School of Public Health. GayData.org serves as a no-cost, open-access clearinghouse for the collection of sexual orientation & gender identity data and measures. This site also provides knowledgeable analysis, commentary and expert "how to" information on gathering such data effectively in scientific surveys, questionnaires and studies. Collected and categorized here you will find numerous datasets and links to rich data sources that are essential to LGBT health research, researchers, students, advocates and anyone interested in scientific-based information about LGBT people and populations.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Statistical Resource
9 Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: Let's Talk Facts About Sexual Orientation
Link: http://www.healthyminds.org/Document-Library/Brochure-Library/Lets-Talk-Facts-Sexual-Orientation.aspx?FT=.pdf
Description: This brochure is designed to reduce the stigma associated with sexual orientation by promoting informed factual discussion. It is published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Information Resources
10 Healthy People 2020: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
Link: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=25
Description: Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The Healthy People 2020 objectives include a number of new topic areas, one of which is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health. Eliminating LGBT health disparities and enhancing efforts to improve LGBT health are necessary to ensure that LGBT individuals can lead long, healthy lives.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S.
11 MedlinePlus: Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Health
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/gaylesbianandtransgenderhealth.html
Description: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. This page includes links to the latest news, information on specific conditions relevant to the LGBT community, patient handouts, and links to research and organizations.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S. | Information Resources
12 National Coalition for LGBT Health
Link: http://lgbthealth.webolutionary.com/
Description: The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
13 National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
Link: http://www.lgbttobacco.org/
Description: The National Tobacco Control Network is working to support the many local tobacco control advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco health disparities for all LGBTs. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people have been targeted by the Tobacco Industry. Interventions to counter tobacco use are not always culturally tailored for the LGBT communities. The LGBTQ communities smoke at rates 40%-almost 200% higher than the general population.
Subjects: LGBT | Tobacco habit | Smoking cessation
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14 Sexual Orientation - American Psychiatric Association
Link: http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/GayLesbianBisexuals.aspx
Description: Brief description of "Sexual Orientation" by the American Psychiatric Association, along with a policy statement by the Association.
Subjects: LGBT
Categories: Professional Societies
15 Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) : LGBTQ Youth Issues
Link: http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=605&grandparentID=477&parentID=591
Description: SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. The website provides fact sheets, educator resources, policy resources, and community action updates.
Subjects: LGBT | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Training and Education