4044.0 Measuring Sexual Orientation in General Health Surveys: Revealing the State of LGBT Population Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Sexual Minority Assessment and Research Team (SMART) was a Ford Foundation supported project aimed at improving both the quality and frequency with which survey researchers assess sexual orientation-related variables in a wide variety of population-based research. Members of SMART provided expert consultation to survey developers and professional organizations, as well as conducting pilot projects targeting solutions to current methodological barriers to the routine assessment of sexual orientation in survey research. This session summarizes key findings from the multiyear project.
Session Objectives: 1. Demonstrate an overall understanding of the purpose of the best practices document 2. Identify key methodological issues in developing and asking questions about sexual orientation on surveys 3. Explain specific findings of the best practices document with respect to asking questions about sexual orientation on surveys

Measuring sexual identity on federal health surveys
Heather Ridolfo and Kristen Miller, PhD

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Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)