Health Equity for LGBTQ Patients in Integrated Care Settings – Promotion Resources


LGBTQ youth and adults report more experiences of trauma-related events compared to their straight, cisgender peers, often due to experiences of discrimination and victimization based on sexual orientation or gender identity, placing them at a higher risk of suicide.[1],[2],[3]

  • Trauma and Suicide Risk Among LGBTQ Youth - This infographic, created by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in partnership with The Trevor Project, explores trauma and suicide risk among LGBTQ youth.
  • Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ People - This report, created by the National LGBT Health Education Center, explores what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people.

These resources also provide solutions and strategies for supporting LGBTQ patients and reducing health disparities, including improving access to LGBTQ and gender-affirming health services. Not sure where to start? These Centers of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity resources can help you promote a safe and accepting integrated care setting.

For more information see:

[1] The Trevor Project and National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation. Trauma and suicide risk among lgbtq youth. Washington, DC: The Trevor Project, 2022 July. Available from Accessed on August 22, 2022.

[2] Hottes TS, Bogaert L, Rhodes AE, Brennan DJ, Gesink D. Lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among sexual minority adults by study sampling strategies: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Am J Public Health. 2016 May;106(5):e1-12. Accessed August 20, 2022.

[3] National Alliance on Mental Illness. LGBTQI. Accessed on August 22, 2022.