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Clinical Conversations Training Program

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Evaluation & Planning


Suggested NNLM Courses for Facilitator Preparation

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities
The purpose of this course from the Network of the National Library of Medicine is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQIA+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals, and others.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Care

Four modules discuss sexual orientation, gender and the importance of this information in healthcare. Module four discusses how healthcare providers can be affirming to their LGBTQ+ patients. Each module is made up of a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, handout, and e-mail follow ups that a facilitator can send to trainees between modules. This subject also includes a pre and post evaluation to assess participants' change in knowledge and a planning guide for a facilitator to organize when they will teach these modules and use the follow up content. Select the links below to download these training materials.

If a facilitator teaches the Clinical Conversations topics in an order other than the one suggested on the "About this Program" page, they should consider teaching the following modules with the LGBTQ+ section to ensure participants have a background in relevant NLM resources.

  • Health Literacy Module 3: Resources for Health Literacy- after LGBTQ+ module 4 to further describe the resource introduced during module 4

Module 1: Sexual Orientation


Module 2: Transgender


Module 3: Non-binary


Module 4: Health Disparities & Affirmative Care


More Information

The goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase awareness of and discussion around clinical topics related to health information and health literacy. While they are valuable tools for busy clinical settings, there are additional resources for someone who wants to dive deeper into one of the module topics. Additional education and training on the concepts in the LGBTQ+ Affirming Care module include:

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities
The purpose of this course from the Network of the National Library of Medicine is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQIA+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals, and others.

National LGBT Health Education Center (Fenway Institute)
The 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.

Cultural Competency for Clinicians Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients Conducting a Sexual History and Behavioral Risk Assessment (Clinical Education Initiative)
60- Minute webinar focused on cultural competency when conducting sexual history and behavioral risk assessment for LGBT patients.

LGBT Training Curricula for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Practitioners (SAMHSA)
A list of available trainings focused on improving the health of LGBT individuals compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Download a handout of these additional resources to distribute to training participants.