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Study to address gap in LGBT health care outcomes

December 10, 2017

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute recently awarded The Fenway Institute more than $2 million to determine best ways to train community health center staffs in the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity information, according to a press release from The Fenway Institute.

According to the release, many health care providers lack the training to ask questions about sexual orientation, sexual behavior and gender identity. Funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010, will help to evaluate the impact of a series of educational programs on LGBT patient health care outcomes and may provide a replicable patient-centered model to improve provider competence in care.

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