The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly. This CEU course provides the results of an assessment of research needs related to human services for LGBT people. The assessment aims to determine what is known and what needs to be learned in the areas of socioeconomic characteristics and risks among LGBT populations, their current participation in human services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively. This course defines and concentrates on low-income LGBT populations and programs to support economic security; LGBT populations and the child welfare system; and LGBT youth and programs to support them.
This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy; HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders; major depression and other depressive disorders; suicide risk; anxiety disorders; panic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and insomnia.
Immunology is a complicated subject, however, an understanding of the basic function of the immune system is useful in order to understand both how vaccines work and the basis of recommendations for their use. This CEU course discusses immunology and vaccine-preventable diseases; classification of vaccines; the need for strategies to increase immunization levels; the AFIX approach; recordkeeping; immunization information systems (IIS); recommendations to parents and reinforcement of the need to return; reminder and recall messages to patients; reduction of missed opportunities to vaccinate; and reduction to barriers to immunization within the practice.