Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Care and Services At Your Pharmacy aims to ensure the respectful and inclusive treatment of LGBTQ customers and patients. The guide, which will be distributed by retail partners and professional associations to thousands of health care professionals across the country, provides pharmacists and pharmacy staff with information on LGBTQ identities and terminology, as well as the health disparities and unique needs of LGBTQ patients.
The guide also provides information on transition-related services for transgender people seeking hormone replacement therapy, and on HIV prevention and care -- including the prescription medication PrEP, the daily pill regimen that can help people remain HIV-negative. And it recommends steps that pharmacies can take in establishing LGBTQ-inclusive care, including staff training, inclusive restroom policies and community outreach.
The HRC Foundation has also created a companion guide for LGBTQ consumers. The LGBTQ Patient's Guide to Pharmacy Care helps LGBTQ consumers understand the vital role that pharmacists can play in their healthcare.
Download a PDF of Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Care and Services At Your Pharmacy or flip through the virtual issue below.