UW Medicine is committed to improving healthcare for LGBTQ patients and families. The resources gathered below support providers in creating a welcoming care environment and responding to population-specific healthcare needs.
Guides to help you better communicate with your LGBTQ patients.
Transitioning to Gender Awareness: Drs. Roberta Dalley and Corinne Heinen discuss UW Medicine's Transgender & Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Program in Episode 11 of "The Transformer: the UW Medicine Care Transformation Podcast: Transitioning to Gender Awareness."
Local and national guidelines for LGBTQ population health issues.
Best Practices in Gender-affirming Care
- Guidelines for the primary and gender-affirming care of transgender and gender nonbinary people
- Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
- Nurse Journal's LGBTQ+ Care: Training and Resources for Nurses
- King County Transgender Resource and Referral Guide
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources
- Transgender people and suicide - Centre for Suicide Prevention (suicideinfo.ca)
Centers for Disease Control Resources
King County Guidelines
Opportunities to learn more about supporting the LGBTQ population and earn Continuing Medical Education credits.
- Fenway Health: High Quality, comprehensive and affirming care for the LGBT community
- Gender Justice League
- GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality
- Ingersoll Gender Center
- UCSF: Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
- Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community