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Screening Tools*

*This is not an exhaustive list of validated screening tools. UPMC Health Plan and UPMC for You do not endorse or require the use of any specific screening tool.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Resources

UPMC Physician Resources provides physicians with clinical and research news, videos, and free online continuing medical education (CME) resources across a wide range of adult and pediatric subspecialties. Experts from UPMC and other provider systems present on the latest clinical advances, bench-to-bedside research, and best practices in care delivery.

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation:

    UPMC Health Plan established the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation designation to make it easy for members to find providers who can communicate and validate LGBTQIA+ patient experiences and create a safe and welcoming patient-provider relationship for LGBTQIA+ patients. This designation is an indicator of a provider’s cultural competency.

    To be eligible for the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation, providers must be listed in either the UPMC Health Plan Find Care provider directory or the UPMC Health Services Find a Doctor provider directory.

    Providers can earn the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation by completing the learning modules and attestation available through the links below. By completing the training and selecting “Yes” to complete the attestation, you, the provider, are agreeing to display the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation in the UPMC Health Plan Find Care provider directory and/or the UPMC Health Services Find a Doctor provider directory. If you are not interested in having the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation listed in your provider details, select “No” when completing the attestation.

    The learning modules were co-developed with the Fenway Institute, an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development focusing on national and international health issues—especially related to LGBTQIA+ communities. This content was informed by LGBTQIA+ focus groups, known provider champions, and needs identified by the UPMC Health Plan Transgender Member Services team.

    Each learning module listed is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians interested in earning CME credits will be responsible for completing the steps outlined in the modules. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.



    The LGBTQIA+ Affirming Provider designation will be visible to patients and members in the UPMC Health Plan Find Care directory and the UPMC Health Services Find a Doctor provider directory beginning in the summer or fall of 2022.

Links & Resources

American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Cultural Competency FAQ
Diabetes Association
LGBTQ Gender Chart
National Cancer Institute
National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home
Pathways to Work Flyer
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Physician Certification Form and Instructions for Child with Special Needs (PDF)
Resources for LGBTQ+ Patients and Caregivers
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Tip Sheets

Antibiotic Tip Sheet (PDF)
Antepartum Tip Sheet (PDF)
Autism Screening Tip Sheet (PDF)
Chlamydia Screening Tip Sheet (PDF)
Developmental Screening Tip Sheet (PDF)
HEDIS – Asthma Medication Ratio (AMR) Tip Sheet (PDF)
HPV Tip Sheet (PDF)
Lead Screening Tip Sheet (PDF)
Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment Tip Sheet (PDF)
Postpartum Tip Sheet (PDF)
Retinal Eye Exam Provider Reference Postcard (PDF)
Yearly Retinal Eye Exam Member Tear Off Letter (PDF)
Supporting the PA State Immunization Registry System Tip Sheet (PDF)
Tobacco Cessation Support (PDF)
Weight Assessment and Counseling Tip Sheet (PDF)

UPMC Health Plan Podcasts

Health Break

Our members care about living a healthier lifestyle and using the tools and resources we offer. Life is busy, though; there's not always time to read and research. That's why we created Health Break.

Health Break is a new podcast for UPMC Health Plan members. Each five-minute episode explores important and interesting health and wellness topics and offers listeners tips for making the most of their health insurance plan.

Good Health, Better World

Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, hosts the Good Health, Better World podcast now entering its second season. The audio series brings experts together to discuss some of health care's most important (and often challenging) topics. You’ll hear independent viewpoints from community and government stakeholders, as well as the expertise of UPMC Health Plan clinicians and subject matter experts.