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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

Description of Resource: 
The report is a seminal document that outlines the current standing of LGBT health and health research. Perhaps most important is the call to action nestled within the outlining of research gaps and areas to move forward. The report emphasizes the frameworks grounded in life course, minority stress, and social ecology models that are especially helpful in looking at populations that are fraught with a stigmatized and largely invisible history. This report provides a big-picture view both into the social contexts of LGBT health research and into the research itself. Although it is not specifically systematic in nature, the report articulates precisely what was included and excluded from research methodology and search techniques. Overall, the report is an excellent contribution to informing the future of evidence-based research.

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Developed By: 
Institute of Medicine
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Citation: 
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities, Board of the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding [Internet]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011 Mar 31 [cited 2017 Apr 19]. Available from: http://www.nationalacademies.org/HMD/Reports/2011/The-Health-of-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender-People.aspx