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Avoiding Heterosexual Bias in Language
The ultimate CoE goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. We include community perspectives by actively engaging a national advisory body (NAB) of 14 transgender identified leaders from throughout the country. The collective experience of our diverse and talented NAB assures that our programs address issues that are timely and relevant to the community.
Policy Reports & Best Practices
Department of Health operates public health clinics that offer a variety of services to New Mexicans. This site is a directory of public health clinics. Each location has its own hours of operation, and a unique set of services. Please note that some locations require an appointment and do not accept walk-ins.
Services may include:
Testing Sexually transmitted diseases
Women, infant, children (special supplemental nutrition program)
Children’s medical services
Breast and cervical cancer screenings
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.Webinar on LGBTQ Health topics. https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/learning-modules/
Technical Assistance for clinics to adopt LGBTQ inclusive policies: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/about-us/technical-assistance/
LGBT people suffer from stigma related health issues like smoking or mental health problems. When we fear a chilly welcome we avoid doctors, which means we also don’t get well-person care like cancer screenings. The first step in breaking this chain is getting LGBT people in regular healthcare; this tool can help you be confident of your rights.
Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2017
The HEI program works with in-patient healthcare facilities to adopt LGBTQ-protective policies.
This program provides best practices for LGBTQ equit and inclusion as well as free CME/CEU credits to participating healthcare facilities.
“I am Me” is an educational training video that explores the challenges our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. (LGBTQ+) young people face and how adults can be supportive allies. The video begins with the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and then explores the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth face through personal stories from young people and adult advocates. The video ends with youth sharing how they need to be supported and a checklist on how to participate in acts of allyship for LGBTQ+ youth. More resources for training found here: I_Am_Me_Resource_Guide
This training is great for any adult who works with LGBTQ youth.
The Human Rights Campaign created a 2017 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)
Search healthcare facilities throughout New Mexico and find their policies.
UNM hospital is a 5 year Top Performer in this program.
Cancer has indelibly left a disproportionate mark on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities. We understand more than ever how the stress and stigma experienced by sexual and gender minority communities interacts with cancer, one of the most devastating of health challenges. It is with great pride that LGBT HealthLink: The Network for Health Equity and the National LGBT Cancer Network present the LGBT Best and Promising Practices Throught the Cancer Continuum.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault search this list for a provider near you:
If you are a survivor looking for a mental health provider who is knowledgeable about sexual abuse, see this list:
NMCSAP also has information and resources on the following topics
General resources and information on consent, sexual violence, and abuse
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) programs and coordinators
Sexual violence prention programs
Video Trainings and Webinars
NMCAP hosts an annual HIV internship program. Interns receive training in HIV and related social issues and are placed with local HIV Service Organizations for 101/2 months where they get hands on experience doing HIV testing and education and working on programs to support People Living with HIV. Participants receive a small stipend and a lot of practical experience that can help prepare them for future employment and educational opportunities. Recruitment begins on April 1 and runs until a full team is in place. Training begins in mid-August and the program concludes on June 30.NMCAP offers training and consultation to healthcare and behavioral health providers and organizations, schools, and others who want assure that their programs or organizations are welcoming to LGBTQ people and are able to provide quality care or services to this population. We offer trainings around the state that are open to state and private employees and are also able to schedule special trainings for organizations or groups that have a significant number of individuals to train. Topics we can cover include: Making your Facility Welcoming; Sex and Gender 101; Health Disparities that Affect LGBTQ New Mexicans; Improving your intake and history forms; Clinical issues affecting LGBTQ patients, etc.For questions about NMCAP and its programs, please contact Robert Sturm at NMCAP@yahoo.com or (505) 670-7900.http://www.nmaidspartnership.org/
This online searchable resource guide will help you find the services you need.
~Search for a provider
~HIV testing and prevention
~Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and hepatitis A, B and C.
~Guide of harm reduction services, including syringe exchange, helpful to persons with or at risk of infectious diseases
You don’t have to pay for an HIV test if you receive a test at your local public health office or local HIV prevention organization. If you have private insurance and ask for an HIV test from your doctor, co-pays or lab test fees may apply. Check with your insurance to make sure!