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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.
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.
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!
El Paso’s Purple Pages list LGBTQ-friendly healthcare providers, social service providers, and partners.
TGRCNM supports transgender, gender-conforming, gender-variant people in New Mexico with support groups, organiational educational trainings, drop-in services, medical provider list, legal support, medical clinics, need exchange, and events.
149 Jackson Street Northeast
Albuquerque, NM, 87108
Health care professionals who enroll in this course will gain the knowledge and skills to address tobacco use with patients, including:
- The specifics risks and consequences of tobacco use on the body
- How to deliver a tobacco intervention in less than three minutes
- Effective communications techniques for addressing tobacco with patients
- How to make referrals to New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Services and other appropriate resources
- CME-Designated Activity (1.00 prescribed credits)