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Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) convened the Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development in 2012 to develop a set of competencies for undergraduate medical education and to provide a framework for implementing and assessing these resources. Committee members represent multiple disciplines, including nursing, medicine, psychology, and the basic sciences; and multiple levels of training, from student to established clinical or research faculty. Combined, they have decades of experience supporting and advocating for the best patient care for individuals who are LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with DSD. The members of this committee further bring to the table their own experiences as patients, many having faced the same disparities addressed in this publication.
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Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Environment: Workforce Development


It’s no longer a question of whether or when health care will undergo transformation. It’s here. We’re in it. And nowhere is that more evident than in the human resources departments of hospitals across the country. IN JANUARY 2016, the American Hospital Association (AHA) invited human resources and talent professionals to participate in a Critical Conversation about workforce challenges, opportunities and innovations in today’s health care environment. Also participating were representatives of a selection of health care solution providers whose solutions have been exclusively endorsed by the AHA. This report is based on that conversation.
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Our Community, Our Commitment Patient Education Toolkit


I developed this series of four patient brochures and four accompanying clinician guides for a CME company. The project's aim was to improve patient-provider communication and increase awareness of hepatitis B prevention and treatment among Asian-Americans. The toolkit has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese and is endorsed by the Chinese American Medical Society, the Korean Medical Society, and the Vietnamese American Medical Society.
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