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LGBT Youth
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Homeless Youth


LGBT Youth


Publication: Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
The Joint Commission, 2014
This field guide urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for LGBT patients and their families. The Field Guide features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients.

Publication: Providing Services and Supports for Youth who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
This Practice Brief is for policymakers, administrators, and providers seeking to learn more about youth who are LGBT, questioning, intersex, or two-spirit as well as how to develop culturally and linguistically competent programs and services to meet their needs and preferences.

Clinical Tool: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to LGBTQ Youth and Their Families
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
This tool promotes cultural diversity and cultural and linguistic competence for professionals serving LGBTQ youth and their families. This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.

Resource Collection: Family Acceptance Project Publications, Training and Resource Materials
Family Acceptance Project
This resource collection includes tools for providers to help increase family acceptance of LGBT youth in the form of publications, resource guides, and training materials. Topics cover helping families support their LGBT children, family education information, and research on factors that can influence the health of LBGT youth.

Resource Collection: Resources for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Transgender Adolescents
National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents
This website contains a compilation of resources for HIV/AIDS prevention in transgender youth.  Resources include webinars, interventions, relevant literature and research, and tools for youth.

Resource Collection: Suggested Resources and Readings
The Fenway Institute National LGBT Health Education Center
This resource collection contains suggestions for accessing further information on LGBT health and health care delivery. (See section on Youth.)

Training Tool: Providing Competent Care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Youth
New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health, 2013
This webinar outlines how clinicians can provide competent care to LGTBQ youth. (Requires the creation of a free login.)


Youth with Disabilities


Clinical Tool: Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Disabilities & Special Health Needs and their Families
National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.


Incarcerated Youth


Publications: Teen Sexual Health and Education Now in State Environments (Teen SENSE)
The Center for HIV Law and Policy
Teen SENSE released Model Policies and Standards on sexual health care for youth in state custody and on staff training focusing on the needs of youth in state custody. These policies and standards serve as consistent, written assurances that comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sexual health services are available to youth in out-of-home care, and that youth facilities staff are culturally competent, including on the rights and needs of LGBTQ youth.

Resource Collection: Resources for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Incarcerated Adolescents
National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents
This website contains a compilation of resources for HIV/AIDS prevention in incarcerated youth.  Resources include interventions and relevant literature and research.


Homeless Youth


Resource Collection: Resources for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Homeless Adolescents
National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents
This website contains a compilation of resources for HIV/AIDS prevention in homeless youth.  Resources include interventions and relevant literature and research.




The goal of the AHRQ-funded project, Youth Providers 2.0 (YP2.0), is to improve the use of evidence-based practices among health care providers caring for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this goal, SAHM will engage in a number of activities using new media to improve the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to health professionals.