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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/
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.
Past webinars on LGBT issues in K-12 education (Free) https://www.glsen.org/webinars
School Policy toolkit: https://www.glsen.org/policy
Educator guides, inclusive curriculum, and more: https://www.glsen.org/educate/resources/guides
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.
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
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!
- Comprehensive cessation services in English and Spanish
- 8-week supply of free nicotine gum, patch or lozenges
- Local cessation resources
- Educational materials
- Community forums
- Text message support (optional)
- four essential Practices
- Quit at your own pace.
- Conquer your urges to smoke.
- Use medications so they work.
- Don’t just quit, become a non-smoker.
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)