Would you feel like a deer in headlights if your patient tells you:
| She is a lesbian and wants to have a baby?|
| He and his husband are concerned about their daughter’s health?|
| She is bisexual and in a relationship?|
| He is a transgender man?|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals often fear they will be treated differently in health care settings, and this fear of discrimination is a barrier to seeking primary care. One misstep, even unintentional, may keep LGBT patients from sharing important health information.
Like you, we strive for the best clinical outcomes for everyone, including LGBT populations. That’s why we created this experience that provides strategies, tools, and resources to those interested in attracting or maintaining an LGBT patient panel. We are committed to keeping all our members healthy and to equality for our LGBT members as referenced in our provider contractual non-discrimination provisions.
We know that providers and staff have limited discretionary time, so this experience can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer whenever and wherever time is available. It comprises an easily digestible series of vignettes that present critical information about working with LGBT populations in a caring and culturally sensitive way.
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