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NEW SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Facilitator's Guide

The SHE Facilitator Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness program for older (age 60+) lesbian and bisexual women. The SHE program is designed to help participants develop healthier eating habits and improve their physical fitness, specifically through a walking initiative. SHE also promotes stress management and a caring, engaged, group environment. MORE >


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NEW SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Participant's Guide

The SHE Participant's Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness program for older (age 60+) lesbian and bisexual women. The SHE program is designed to help participants develop healthier eating habits and improve their physical fitness, specifically through a walking initiative. SHE also promotes stress management and a caring, engaged, group environment. MORE >


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NEW Six Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Adult Vaccinations

This fact sheet highlights the importance of vaccinations for adults. MORE >


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NEW Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

This study explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Health, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker Health is a Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender care. MORE >


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Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Legal Resources, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown Health Center delivers multiple health and social services to the LGBT population in Illinois. The Nurses HEALE project is a cultural competency training, funded by a HRSA grant, to provide training to medical professionals in Illinois. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Medicare and Transgender-Related Care

On May 30, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Appeals Board (DAB), an independent federal appeals board, ruled that Medicare must cover medically necessary care for individuals with gender dysphoria, just as it covers medically necessary care for those with other medical conditions. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults, HIV and the Affordable Care Act

This Issue Brief looks at HIV and aging among LGBT older people and what the ACA has done to support this population. Additionally, this brief offers information to help people with HIV understand their new health options and to support their overall health and wellness. MORE >


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Free, Online Breast Cancer Support Groups

The National LGBT Cancer Network begins online support groups in June 2014. MORE >


Read more: Health, Mental Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Healthcare Plans

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment deadline was March 31, 2014. There are a number of LGBT-specific resources available for you and your patients or clients to learn more about the ACA and how to get healthcare insurance coverage. This guide will help explain those possibilities. MORE >


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Study of Health Centers and Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Questions

In order to better understand how a diverse group of people would respond when these questions are asked, several hundred patients at four health centers across the United States were surveyed about asking sexual orientation and gender identity questions in their health centers. This publication summarizes the results of this study. MORE >


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Health Coverage Options

This flyer delineates three easy steps to obtain health insurance under the ACA. It also indicates how LGBT older people will benefit from the ACA. MORE >


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LGBT People: Let's Talk About Ageism

This article was originally written on The Huffington Post by Robert Espinoza, the Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). MORE >


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Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color

This brief explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color. MORE >


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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia

A practical guide out of the U.K. for health care providers working with dementia patients to become aware of clients' sexual orientation or transgender identity and how to address the specific needs of these clients. MORE >


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Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Health & Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well?being and social context of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Improving the Health Care of LGBT People

This document, produced by the National LGBT Health Education Center, offers a brief overview of the major issues relevant to the health and health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. MORE >


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Substance Use in LGBT Older Adults: What We Know and What We Need to Learn

This article begins to explore research needs on substance abuse within LGBT older adults. The author cites facts from recent reports and studies that were conducted within the LGBT older population. MORE >


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Health Care Rights and Transgender People

This document outlines the health care rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of health care discrimination. MORE >


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Exploring the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in Metro Detroit

This article presents the findings of an elder summit help in Detroit in April of 2010. MORE >


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National LGBT Caregiver Support Group

LGBT Caregiver Telephone Support Group - Program Announcement MORE >


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LGBT Americans: What to Know about Affordable Care Act

This fact sheet discusses the top five things that one should know about the Affordable Care Act, a health care law signed into law in March 2010. MORE >


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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

This publication, by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. MORE >


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HIV Ages 50 and Up

A one-page fact sheet by ActionAIDS on HIV in people age 50 and up. MORE >


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A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

This publication highlights practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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How To Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication addresses the issue of how to obtain sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings. It provides guidance on how to ask questions on patient registration forms and how clinicians can ask questions during medical visits. This second brief addresses concerns about confidentiality with EHRs and other potential barriers to collecting data on LGBT identity. MORE >


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Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication explains how gathering data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings will help understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health disparities, and how it is consistent with key recommendations in Healthy People 2020, the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on LGBT health issues and research gaps, and the Affordable Care Act. MORE >


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Video: Quality of Life of Older Adult Lesbians with Alcoholism

This video describes the aging research by Dr. Noell Rowan, University of Louisville, regarding older adult lesbians with alcoholism with a focus on resiliency and quality of life. The rationale for the study is described along with initial findings. MORE >


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LGBT Guidelines for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This publication includes the hospital guidelines as mandated by the Department of Health & Human Services regarding hospital visitations and designation of a health care representative pertinent to the LGBT population. MORE >


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Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services. MORE >


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Executive Summary: The Health Report

This is an executive summary of the full report. MORE >


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Standards of Care

The goal of this publication is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment. MORE >


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Health & Psychsocial Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This research study provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the health, well-being, and social context of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults, focusing on the aging LGBT population residing in Chicago, IL. MORE >


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Graying of AIDS

A multimedia piece honoring some of our longterm survivors, produced by The Graying of AIDS in honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18, 2011). MORE >


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Future Directions for Research

Recommendations on future research priorities for older people living with HIV/AIDS. MORE >


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Q&A with Hutson Inniss

Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, talks about the Coalition’s work, LGBT older adults’ health, and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Mental Health, Racial Equity, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
How to Age with HIV - Gracefully

A personal story, published in POZ Magazine, about the aging process with HIV. MORE >


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HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the U.S.

A 2-page fact sheet, published in August 2011, with current statistics. MORE >


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A Timetable Round up of Recent LGBT Research

A recap of the latest LGBT research in the U.S. over the past 2 years. MORE >


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The Age of LGBT Aging

The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG). MORE >


Read more: Ageism, Caregiving, Health, HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Integrating LGBT Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice

The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report discussing a number of different policy areas as they relate to LGBT aging. MORE >


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Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations

This guide provides ways to talk about suicide more safely, while advancing vital public discussions about preventing suicide, helping increase acceptance of LGBT people, and supporting their well-being. MORE >


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Stories from the Field

This excerpt from LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field discusses legal rights and responsibilities of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Hiring Home Care

Before you decide on home care, figure out what you need and how to find it. MORE >


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The Health of LGBT People: Building a Foundation for Understanding

This consensus report assesses current knowledge of the health status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations; identifies research gaps and opportunities; and outlines a research agenda. MORE >


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The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in California

This policy research brief documents the health inequties in LGB adults compared to heterosexual adults in California. MORE >


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Healthcare Equality Index 2011

The Healthcare Equality Index is an annual survey of healthcare policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families. This report details the results of the 2011 survey, outlining the information provided by 87 survey respondents. MORE >


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Guide to Senior Care: Medicare, Home Care and Assisted Living

This publication is designed to help children in deciding how to best support their senior parents. It offers options and tools on how to best be supportive to their loved ones, while still maintaining if independence if possible. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, End of Life Decisions, Health, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Older Adults and Health Disparities

This brief documents the health disparities LGBT older adults face: health care insurance, access to health care, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and chronic conditions, which often results in delayed health care and overall poorer health. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Diabetes

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses the disease, the most at-risk populations, as well as best-practices for living successfully and comfortably with the disease. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Falls Prevention

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses the prevalence and dangers of falling, and ways to minimize your risk of falling in and out of the home. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about Heart Disease

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet that discusses heart disease, its effects and toll on the body, and ways to age comfortably with the disease. MORE >


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Ten Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know about HIV/AIDS

An itemized, easy-to-read health tip sheet, describing HIV/ AIDS, at-risk populations, and the ways in which it has disproportionately affected LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Achieve Magazine: Focus on Aging with HIV

Achieve Magazine is a quarterly journal on HIV prevention, treatment and research. This issue, from Fall 2009, focused on HIV and aging. MORE >


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HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & WSW

This 22-page publication by the Women's Institute's at GMHC discusses the risks associated with HIV transmission amongst women who have sex with women. MORE >


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Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

A 2-page fact sheet describing Medicaid eligibility and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


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Medicare and HIV/AIDS

A 2-page fact sheet describing Medicare eligibility and HIV/AIDS. MORE >


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LGBT Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State. MORE >


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Philadelphia's Aging Population in 2015

This publication discusses Philadelphia’s aging population by the year 2015 and beyond, drawn from comprehensive data analysis and research commissioned by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The picture that emerges is of an increasingly diverse older population – ethnically, racially, economically and in terms of lifestyle, health and well-being. MORE >


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Fenway Health

Fenway Health is a federally qualified health center that specializes in providing high quality medical and behavioral health care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.  Founded in 1971, Fenway Health is committed to serving adults of all ages, including the aging and elderly.  Other care and services available at Fenway Health include dental care, eye care, a pharmacy, and complementary therapies. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   617-267-0900

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Hunger Free Colorado

The Hunger Free Hotline is a bilingual toll-free number that provides detailed information on how to access food through the federal nutrition assistance programs and private charities. Resource navigators ask high-level screening questions and tailor guidance to each caller’s unique situation in English and Spanish. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   855-855-4626

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LGBT Elder Initiative

The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) is committed to assuring that LGBT older adults have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives. To achieve this vision, the mission of the Delaware Valley LGBT Elder Initiative is to foster and advocate for services and resources that are culturally competent, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   917-204-7883

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Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS (A.L.P.H.A.)

Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS (A.L.P.H.A.) is an organization that provides educational trainings on HIV/AIDS transmission and stigma, free HIV/AIDS testing, safe-sex education and materials, and support for those living with HIV/AIDS. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (208) 424-7799

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Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI)

Founded in 2000, The Rainbow Health Initiative is a non-profit corporation comprised of community activists, physicians, health advocates and citizens. The mission of Rainbow Health is improving the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Minnesota through education, clinical practice, research and advocacy. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (612) 206-3180

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Queer & Asian Series – Community Spaces (A Program Of Map For Health)

MAP is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve Asian health—particularly sexual and reproductive health—by linking people to services and promoting safer sex. Queer & Asian's line-up includes performance events, community celebrations, and Boston Pride Day. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   617-426-6755

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