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Transgender and Gender Variant Communities: Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care

Content Category: Cultural Competency, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Health Disparities

Cardea offers training and resources for physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other primary care providers to deliver clinically competent, respectful, culturally proficient health care to transgender and gender variant people.

 

WEBINAR SERIES: Clinically Competent and Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender and Gender Variant Patients

Part 1:
Clinical Care for Transgender Patients

Part 2:
Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender Patients: Integrating Protocols and Systems into Your Practice

As documented in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, transgender people experience serious health inequities. 19% have been refused needed medical care because of their gender, and 50% have had to teach their providers about transgender health care. This two-part webinar series will help primary care providers including family planning providers give high quality, culturally proficient care to their transgender and gender variant patients.

Who Should Attend

These webinars are designed for all staff involved in patient care, in a variety of primary care settings including family planning clinics: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, medical assistants, nurses, health educators, administrative staff and support staff.

 

Part 1: Clinical Care for Transgender Patients

About this Webinar

No matter what level of clinical services you provide, you can serve the health care needs of your transgender patients. This webinar will cover preventive care, health education and health promotion, reproductive health services and medical management of gender transition. It will help you provide culturally proficient, evidence-based care to transgender and gender variant people.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe health disparities experienced by transgender and gender variant people.
  • Describe preventive health care for transgender and gender variant people.
  • Explain medical management of gender transition.

Faculty

Madeline Deutsch, MD
University of California San Francisco
Department of Family and Community Medicine
San Francisco, California

Dr. Deutsch is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. She is the clinical lead and chairs the Medical Advisory Committee for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health which develops evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines for transgender health care. She was the founder of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center and Ryan White Grantee.

 

Part 2: Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender Patients: Integrating Protocols and Systems into Your Practice

About this Webinar

Each practice setting is unique. As you begin to serve transgender patients, what services will you provide? What referrals will you give? What training will your staff need? How can you create a welcoming, safe environment for your transgender patients? This webinar will help you plan many aspects of culturally competent care including the medical visit, the appointment making process, and the billing process. It will help you provide culturally proficient, evidence-based clinical care to transgender patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe services that can be provided to transgender patients in various primary care settings.
  • Describe how each aspect of a transgender patient’s visit can be provided in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Explain how to establish referrals for services not available in a particular health care setting.

Faculty

Simon Adriane Ellis, CNM
Cedar River Clinics
Seattle, WA

Simon Adriane Ellis is a Certified Nurse Midwife and member of the American College of Nurse Midwives, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and Washington State LGBTQ Birth and Family Professionals. His work on the ACNM’s Gender Bias Task Force has included co-authoring a position statement describing the role of midwives in providing care for transgender and gender variant individuals. Recently, he helped launched Cedar River Clinics’ new LBGTQ Wellness Services, expanding the clinic’s work to include management of gender affirming hormone therapy.

Linda Gromko, MD
Queen Anne Medical Associates
Seattle, WA

Dr. Linda Gromko completed her Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington. She is the Medical Director of Queen Anne Medical Associates in Seattle, Washington. She has been providing care to Seattle's transgender and gender variant community for more than ten years. She frequently trains physicians and mental health providers in care of transgender patients. Before attending medical school, Dr. Gromko was a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Regional Nurse Educator at Planned Parenthood of Seattle-King County.

 

Registration & Fees

The webinars are free of charge. A brief registration process is required and, upon completion of an online evaluation, participants can request a certificate of participation at no charge.

Sponsors

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

Cedar River Clinics

 

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