Do Ask, Do Tell




  • Frequently Asked Questions: UDS Reporting on SO/GI for UDS 2016 (Updated October 2016). [Download PDF]


  • Collecting and Reporting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data: Stories from the Field. Webinar presented by the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute. September 22, 2016. [Webinar]
  • Do Ask, Do Tell! Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Health Centers. Webinar presented by Harvey Makadon and Chris Grasso, Fenway Institute. April 2016. [Webinar]

Issue Briefs

  • Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Taking the Next Steps, National LGBT Health Education, August 2015. [Download PDF]


  • Preguntas Sobre Orientación Sexual e Identidad de Género . National LGBT Health Education Center. 2016. [Download PDF]
  • Sample Process for Collecting Data from Patients in Clinical Settings. [Download PDF]

Patient Education

Journal Articles

  • Cahill S, Baker K, Deutsch M, Keatley J, Makadon H. April 2016. “Inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in Stage 3 Meaningful Use guidelines a huge step forward for LGBT health.” LGBT Health. 3(2): 100-103.
  • Cahill S, Singal R, Grasso C, King D, Mayer K, Baker K, Makadon H. September 2014. “Do Ask, Do Tell: High Levels of Acceptability by Patients of Routine Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Four Diverse American Community Health Centers.” PLOS One.
  • Deutsch, Green, Keatley, et al. 2013. “Electronic medical records and the transgender patient: Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health EMR Working Group.” J Am Med Inform Assoc. 20:700-703. Doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001472.
  • Cahill, S., & Makadon, H. 2013. “Sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in clinical settings and in Electronic Health Records: A key to ending LGBT health disparities.” LGBT Health. 1(1). 1-8.

Public Comment

  • Public comment to the Office of Health Information Technology on Health IT certification criteria. May 29, 2015. [Download PDF]
  • Public comment to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule. May 29, 2015. [Download PDF]
  • Public comment on draft Interoperability Standards Advisory. May 1, 2015. [Download PDF]
  • Public comment on draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. April 3, 2015. [Download PDF]

Useful Links to Partner Organizations

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at UCSF
The National LGBT Education Center

Questions or Suggestions? Let us know at [email protected].

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