National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2021

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In celebration of National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2021- March 22 – 26, 2021, below we highlight MHTTC products and resources developed by our Network for the LGBTQ community. In addition, we have listed two upcoming webinars hosted by the National Coalition for LGBT Health

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MHTTC Products and Resources



National Coalition of LGBT Health Webinars


 Building a better healthcare system that expands on equitable access and utilization is a common goal across all communities. Yet, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning or Queer (LGBTQ+) persons often have distinct health needs of their own.  

In fact, LGBTQ+ people can face issues that reinforce societal stressors and stigmas even from within the healthcare system.

To address this issue, Stanford Medicine developed the “Teaching LGBTQ+ Health” Course, a faculty development course for health professions educators.

This webinar will discuss the need for and importance of aligning prevention and care delivery with existing evidence-based, culturally sensitive standards of care for LGBTQ+ patients. The course itself is meant to improve knowledge, teaching skills, and attitudes pertaining to the provision of healthcare to LGBTQ+ patients. The presenters will highlight the production of the course, including the partnership of instructional designers at Stanford Educational Technology with physician co-authors. Features of the interactive, online platform will be demonstrated.


Michael A. Gisondi, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Principal, The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab
Department of Emergency Medicine


Deila M. Bumgardner  
Lead Learning Designer, Educational Technology  
Stanford Medicine

Shana Zucker, MD/MPH/MS (cand.)
Medical Student
Tulane School of Medicine


Timothy Keyes, MD, PhD (cand.)
Medical Student
Stanford School of Medicine 


  • This webinar will cover the following topics:
  • New requirements in private insurance—including individual, small group, large group, and self-insured plans— to cover PrEP without cost-sharing (copays or coinsurance) 
  • Social determinants of health and their real-world impact on PrEP access and utilization
  • Connection between awareness of PrEP and ongoing access to and utilization of PrEP in Black and Brown communities
  • Coverage restrictions, prior authorizations and increased PrEP non-adherence



Scott Bertani
Director of Advocacy

Carl Schmid
Executive Director
HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute

Mauda Monger
Chief Operating Officer
My Brothers Keeper

Cory France
Communications Manager
National Coalition for LGBT Health