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2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment

Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older were participants in 64 counties that partipcated in the 2020 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment.

February 2021 | Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Research & Evaluation Group at PHMC

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LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts

This guide is part of a visioning project in Massachusetts, seeking to answer the question: If we want to have a thriving, happy and healthy LGBT older adult community in Massachusetts in 2025, what changes in services, health care, and policy should we make now?

December 2020 | The Fenway Institute

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Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

Updated May 18, 2020 - This publication highlights provides new research, resources, practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults.

May 2020 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Why routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information matters for elders

In this Q&A, Carey Candrian, PhD, discusses the importance of collecting information related to sexual orientation and gender identity in hospice and palliative care settings.

January 2020 | Carey Candrian, PhD

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Getting the Care You Need - A Guide for People with Disabilities

Tips and resources on getting the health care you need as a person living with disability.

November 2019 | CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities

This fact sheet provides resources on how to identify, prioritize, and take action on health disparities by championing the Disparities Action Statement in your organization.

November 2019 | CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

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Improving Undergraduate Nursing Students' Understanding of LGBTQ Older Adults

As a nursing educator, preparing nursing students for care of an aging population is challenging. New nurses entering practice need to understand the complex physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of older adults, while also considering the importance of generational, cultural, and individual differences of older adults and their families. It is also important for new nurses to recognize and advocate for vulnerable and underserved older adult groups, such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

July 2019 | Nadine Henriquez, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

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Cómo representarse a sí mismo y a otros: Servicios de salud y para adultos mayores

Ir al doctor o solicitar atención médica hasta para los problemas leves presenta dificultades singulares para las adultos LGBT. La decisión de "salir del clóset" con su proveedor, la preocupación sobre la reacción que este tendrá y la forma en la que lo tratará si le revela su identidad sexual, o la posibilidad de recibir una menor calidad de atención son las primeras dudas que se vienen a la mente.

July 2019 | Jacqueline Boyd, fundadora de The Care Plan

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Recommendations for Supporting LGBT People Living with Dementia

This fact sheets provides recommendations for you can use in support of LGBT people living with dementia.

July 2019 | SAGE and Alzheimer's Association

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Infographic: LGBT Older Adults and Dementia

Infographic describing key findings on LGBT older adults living with dementia.

July 2019 | Alzheimer's Association and SAGE

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Tennessee LGBT+ Affirming Resources: a snapshot of TN affirming programs, services, providers & activities

See this resource guide for a listing of LGBT+ friendly programs and services in Tennessee.

May 2019 | Vicki Stanley, SAGECare Trainer

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Advocating for Yourself and Others: Health and Aging Services

This article provides useful information you can use to advocate for yourself and others in health and aging services.

November 2018 | Jacqueline Boyd for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Enhancing health, wellness and community for older LGBT adults

This article provides a look at the unique needs of older LGBT people and how communities are responding to these needs.

September 2018 | Marilynn Larkin, M.A. in the Journal of Active Aging

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NYC SAGE Centers

Togetherness, friendship, community, and pride characterize SAGE’s five New York City innovative senior centers. Each location—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Midtown, and Staten Island—shows off a distinct style, and each presents a unique way to experience all SAGE has to offer.

July 2018

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La expresión de las necesidades emocionales e íntimas como adultos mayores LGBTQ

Spanish version of Intimacy and LGBT Older Adults

June 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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Intimacy & LGBT Older Adults: Expressing Your Emotional and Intimacy Needs as LGBTQ Older Adults

This article explores the importance of emotional and intimacy needs of LGBT older adults including tips and resources.

May 2018 | Jane Fleishman, Ph.D.

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Dignity Denied: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elder Services

Ever-growing religious exemption laws put LGBT elders at increased risk for discrimination.

December 2017 | The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law School

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LGBT Elders and Healthcare Providers Discuss Why Being Treated Respectfully Is Important

As part of National Coming Out Day, SAGECare and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation asked LGBT elders and care providers why being out to healthcare providers is so important. The main thing we learned from our LGBT elders is that they want to be treated with respect.

November 2017 | SAGE and Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

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Care Planning Worksheets

Care Planning Worksheets that accompany the Create Your Care Plan workbook.

September 2017

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Caregiving in the LGBT Community: A Guide to Engaging and Supporting LGBT Caregivers through Programming

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding programming to reach and include LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults.

September 2017 | SAGE

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Amputee Coalition: Limb Loss in the LGBT Community

This webinar presented by the Amputee Coalition provides information on people who experience limb loss and limb difference, resources available, and tips for how LGBT organizations can provide outreach and support to people who experience limb loss/difference and also identify as LGBT.

May 2017 | Amputee Coalition of America

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Health Care Scams

Information from the Federal Trade Commission on recognizing and reporting Health Care Scams.

February 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

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A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards: For Racial, Ethnic, and Linguistic Minorities, People with Disabilities and Sexual and Gender Minorities

This toolkit is designed for use by health care organizations, including health plans, provider practices and hospitals, states and communities, that have decided to improve health equity and implement the National CLAS Standards.

January 2017 | Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepared by National Committee for Quality Assurance

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Fact Sheet: Breast Health & LGBT Aging

Breast health and awareness is often an uncomfortable subject for LGBTQ community members. This fact sheet presents fact related to the important topic of breast health.

January 2017 | SAGE prepared by Elijah Grossman, MSW

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Health and Wellness Needs of the Senior LGBTQ in Sussex County Delaware: A Needs Assessment

This report focuses on the findings uncovered through a Survey Monkey questionnaire returned by 288 people, a focus group of 16 individuals, and a report from the Peer Leader of the Trans-Talk and Transparent discussion and support groups.

December 2016 | Camp Rehoboth Community Center

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Identifying the Transgender Population in the Medicare Program

Research study on how to identify and describe the transgender population in the Medicare program using administrative data. This is an Open Access Article published in Transgender Health by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

December 2016 | Kimberly Proctor, Samuel C. Haffer, Erin Ewald, Carla Hodge, and Cara V. James

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LGBTQ Breast Health & Awareness: An Interview with Elijah Grossman, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

LGBTQ Breast Health & Awareness: An Interview with Elijah Grossman, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

December 2016 | Elijah Grossman, MSW (he/him/his), Community Advocate, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

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What to Do When Addiction Has Become a Coping Mechanism

In the LGBTQA community, addiction affects 20-30% of its members as opposed to the national average of 9%. The reason for this is primarily the social rejection and isolation associated with coming out.

September 2016 | Patricia Sarmiento, Public Health Corps

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LGBT Aging: A Review of Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications

This report is a review of existing literature of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and provides recommendations for future research and policy needs.

September 2016 | Soon Kyu Choi, M.P.P., MSc. and Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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Dr. Fleishman's Model for Older Adults in Same-Sex Relationships

This model illustrates the correlations between variables for older adults in same-sex relationships.

September 2016 | Dr. Fleishman

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Health Disparitities Experienced Among Older Sexual Minorities: National Health Interview Survey 2013-2014

Considerable efforts have focused on eliminating health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations in the United States.

July 2016 | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health

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La salud sexual y el envejecimiento (Aging and Sexual Health)

Una conversación abierta acerca de la salud sexual y el envejecimiento

July 2016 | Por Terri Clark, MPH Coordinadora de Servicios de Prevención ActionAIDS Philadelphia

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The Big Hush! Same-Sex Relationships in Long-term Care

For those who have dementia that affects memory, communication and other cognitive function, they often show their need for intimate connections through their actions. Unfortunately, it is common for their expressions of intimacy to be misinterpreted as inappropriate behavior.

June 2016 | Zoe Dearing, Alzheimer's Educator

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Aging & Sexual Health

Honest Talk About Aging & Sexual Health

June 2016 | Terri Clark, MPH

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Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies (updated May 2016) provides model policies on the following topics.

May 2016 | Lambda Legal, Human Rights Campaign, Hogan Lovells, New York City Bar

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Strategies to Improve the Health of Older Adults Living with HIV

Due in large part to improvements in treatment and care, half of people living with HIV in the United States today are age 50 and over.

May 2016 | Sean Cahill, Sophia Geffen, Samantha Marquez, and S. Wade Taylor National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

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Diverse Women in Clinical Trials

Article announcing SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging work with to the U.S. Food Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women's Health to raise awareness of Diverse Women in Clinical Trials and the inclusion of LGBT women.

May 2016 | National Resource Center on LGBT

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Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician's Handbook

Guide for Talking With Your Older Patient, A Clinician's Handbook

May 2016 | National Institute on Aging at NIH

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Desert Migration: A Documentary about Life After AIDS - Q&A with Daniel F. Cardone, Writer & Director

Join Daniel F. Cardone, the writer and director of Desert Migration, as he takes on the journey and inspiration for this documentary about "life after AIDS."

April 2016 | Daniel F. Cardone

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020

In July 2015, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020. This Update reflects the work accomplished and the new scientific developments since the original Strategy was released in 2010.

March 2016 | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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PrEP - Transcending Barriers for Safer Pleasure a Publication for Transgender Women

The resource guide was written by Project Inform and Outshine NW for women who are transgender and for other trans/gender-variant people who were assigned male sex at birth.

February 2016 | Project Inform

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Transgender Women and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

Issue Brief Addresses Transgender Women, PrEP Research, And Hormone Concerns

December 2015 | National Center for Innovation in HIV Care Samantha Marquez and Sean Cahill

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The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care

The LHRC was founded to provide LGBT individuals and their families with welcoming access to expert health information and resources that enhance wellness and quality of life.

December 2015

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Age Page - HIV, AIDS, and Older People

Information and resource document on HIV, AIDS, and Older People developed by the National Institute on Aging.

November 2015 | National Institute on Aging

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LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit

LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit

October 2015 | Leland Kiang, LICSW

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Health and Access to Care & Coverage for LGBT Individuals in the U.S.

Issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation on LGBT health disparities.

April 2015 | Kaiser Family Foundation

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National LGBT Cancer Network Offers Free, Online Cancer Support Groups

Introducing Support Groups for LGBTQ Cancer Survivors from the National LGBT Cancer Network.

March 2015 | National LGBT Cancer Network

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LGBT Older Adults: How to Find Affirming Services

Are you an older adult and a member of the LGBT community? If so, getting the proper care and support can be a challenge. This document details a few frequent questions older LGBT adults often ask.

February 2015 | Terri Clark

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Ten Things Every Older Adult Should Know About Diabetes

This fact sheet, sponsored by Pfizer and created by SAGE, details 10 facts older adults should know about diabetes.

January 2015 | SAGE

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Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health: Breast Cancer and Gynecological Risk Factors

This article touches on some research pertaining to the prevalence and risk factors for lesbian and bisexual women for gynecological and breast cancer.

December 2014 | Felixia Barias

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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.

October 2014 | Lewin Group and SAGE

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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.

October 2014 | Lewin Group and SAGE

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Six Things Every LGBT Older Adult Should Know About Adult Vaccinations

This fact sheet highlights the importance of vaccinations for adults.

October 2014 | SAGE

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

Out and Visible 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.

October 2014 | SAGE

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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.

September 2014

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Howard Brown Health Center's Nurses HEALE program

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.

July 2014

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Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

Fact sheet on Ten Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer's or Dementia

June 2014 | SAGE

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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.

June 2014 | Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Relations, SAGE

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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.

May 2014 | SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

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Where to Start, What to Ask: 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.

March 2014 | Forward Initiative's Strong Families

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Asking Patients Questions about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings: A Study in Four Health Centers

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.

March 2014 | The Fenway Institute; Center for American Progress

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Why New Health Coverage Options Matter to Me

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.

September 2013 | Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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).

August 2013 | Robert Espinoza

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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.

April 2013 | SAGE

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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia in Suffolk: A Guide for Practitioners

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.

December 2012 | Suffolk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network (UK)

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Health and 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.

November 2012 | Mark Brennan-Ing PhD, Stephen E. Karpiak PhD, and Liz Seidel MSW, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)

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Improving the Health Care of LGBT People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities

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.

October 2012 | Kevin L Ard, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute

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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.

September 2012

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Substance Use in LGBT Older Adults

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.

August 2012 | Laurens G. Van Sluytman, PhD, MA, LCSW

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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.

August 2012 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Exploring the Needs of LGBT Elders in Metro Detroit

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

July 2012 | Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK; Kathleen LaTosch, Co-Chair of the LGBT Older Adult Coalition

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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.

May 2012 | Amanda@hungerfreecolorado.org

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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.

May 2012

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans: The top five things you kneed to know about the 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.

May 2012 | Healthcare.gov

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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations

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.

May 2012 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Health Care, Housing, and Property - Planning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults

Article from the Journal of Poverty Law and Policy describing the planning needs of LGBT older adults related to health care, housing and poverty.

April 2012 | Lambda Legal, Center for Medical Advocacy, William Mitchell College of Law, National Center for Lesbian Rights

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HIV Ages 50 and Up

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

April 2012 | ActionAIDS

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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.

March 2012

Learn More Go to Web Site   |   (208) 424-7799

Gathering 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.

February 2012 | The Fenway Institute

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Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

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.

February 2012 | The Fenway Institute

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Resiliency and 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.

February 2012 | Dr. Noell Rowan

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Revised Appendix A, Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals, and Appendix W, Interpretive Guidelines for 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.

December 2011 | Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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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.

November 2011

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The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender 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.

November 2011 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Hyun-Jun Kim, PhD, Charles A. Emlet, PhD, Anna Muraco, PhD, Elena A. Erosheva, PhD, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, MSW, Jayn Goldsen, BS, Heidi Petry, PhD

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Executive Summary: The Health Report: Resilience and Disparities among LGBT Older Adults

This is an executive summary of the full report.

November 2011 | Karen Fredericksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, and Jayn Goldsen

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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community

This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families.

October 2011 | The Joint Commission

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Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People

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.

October 2011 | The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

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Health and 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.

September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing; Stephen E. Karpiak; Liz Seidel; AIDS Community Research of America (ACRIA)

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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.

September 2011

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The Graying of AIDS: Stories from an Aging Epidemic

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).

September 2011 | Graying of AIDS

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HIV & Aging Research: A Roadmap for the Future

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

September 2011 | Mark Brennan-Ing, Ph.D., and Stephen E. Karpiak, Ph.D., AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging

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Q&A with Hutson W. Inniss of the National Coalition for LGBT Health

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

September 2011 | Hutson Inniss, Executive Director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health

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How to Age with HIV - Gracefully

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

August 2011 | Mark Leydorf, originally published in POZ Magazine

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

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

August 2011 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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.

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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The Age of LGBT Aging (Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference)

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).

July 2011 | Robert Espinoza

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Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender 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.

June 2011 | National Academy on an Aging Society; SAGE

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How Health Care Reform Will Help LGBT Elders

This article, written by Kellen Baker and Jeff Krehely (Center for American Progress), examines how health care reform will help LGBT older adults.

May 2011 | Kellen Baker and Jeff Krehely

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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.

April 2011 | Movement Advancement Project (MAP), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), The Trevor Project, GLSEN, Johnson Family Foundation

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Excerpt from: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: 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.

April 2011 | National Senior Citizens Law Center in collaboration with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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Hiring Home Care

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

April 2011

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The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender 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.

March 2011 | Institute of Medicine

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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.

March 2011 | UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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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.

January 2011 | Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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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.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

June 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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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.

September 2009 | ACRIA and GMHC

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HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women

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.

June 2009 | Women's Institute at GMHC

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Medicaid and HIV/AIDS

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

February 2009 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Medicare and HIV/AIDS

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

February 2009 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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LGBT Health and Human Services 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.

January 2009 | Report prepared by Somjen Frazer for the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and the New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Network

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Looking Ahead: 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.

January 2006 | Philadelphia Corporation on Aging

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U.S. Dept. of HHS Recommended Actions to Improve LGBT Health and Well-Being

This report is a summary of the efforts taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as recommendations for future action. 

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