PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
Borrego Health Publications
Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights:
Links to State and Local Human Rights Agencies:
Partner resources, best practices, and standards of care:
Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies, Lambda Legal, HRC, & New York Bar:
Healthcare Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign
National Center for LGBT Health Education:
National LGBT Health Education Center’s guide to best practices for front-line health care staff
National LGBT Health Education Center’s guide to providing health care to non-binary people
National LGBT Health Education Center’s guide to making health care forms LGBT-inclusive
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging:
RAD Remedy’s guide to providing competent care for trans people
Transgender Law Center’s guide to organizing community clinics
Clinical standards of care for transgender people
Mental Health Resources:
National suicide prevention hotline
US: 877-565-8860Canada: 877-330-6366
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National network of mental health care providers, as well as a provider database
Help Line 800-950-6264
National Council for Behavioral Health
National network of community behavioral health centers, as well as a provider database
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
A national database for local professionals and agencies that provide addiction recovery services and mental health care.
Gender Dysphoria: The emotional distress that results from one’s gender identity differing from the sex assigned at birth.
Gender Expression: The way a person expresses their gender through behavior, clothes, mannerisms, and other characteristics.
Gender Identity: An individual’s inner sense of being masculine, feminine, both, or neither, which develops between the ages of three and six and is part of their sense of self, or self-identity. Gender identity is not necessarily the same as the sex someone is assigned at birth. Every person has a gender identity.
Gender Incongruence: A term for being someone who is not aligned with the way society describes their sex and how they live in the world.
Gender Nonconforming: A term used to refer to people who do not follow other people’s ideas or stereotypes about how they should look or act based on the sex assigned at birth.
Transgender: A term used to describe a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity different from the sex assigned at birth. Often, the term “trans” is used in its place.
Borrego Health recognizes that language is a key component of culturally appropriate care. We use “trans” or “transgender” as an umbrella term intended to include a diverse group of genders, identities, and expressions.