On February 1, HRSA issued a Program Assistance Letter (PAL) detailing proposed changes to the Uniform Data System (UDS). Suggested changes to Tables 3A and 3B include reporting sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data. To help health centers prepare for collecting this data, the Education Center is planning a series of trainings and resources on how and why to collect SO/GI data. We are having a webinar on April 5 (see below) which will be archived and available for viewing on our website on-demand.
“Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Taking the Next Steps” is a brief designed for health centers to help understand why collecting SO/GI data is important to providing quality care to LGBT people, what questions to ask, and how to incorporate SO/GI questions into the EHR. View/download the brief [PDF].
For more information, visit our website’s Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Topic Page.