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  • Friday, June 17, 2016
  • 0706-000570 EXPANDING ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SUCCESSFUL TRANSGENDER HEALTH EDUCATION MODEL

    June 21, 2016 9:45 AM - June 21, 2016 9:57 AM

    IJ Room

    • Harvey Makadon, MD ;
    • Dana Pardee, BS ;
    • Adrianna Preston-Sicari, MPH ;
    • Sari Reisner, ScD ;
    • Timothy Cavanaugh, MD ;
    • Ruben Hopwood, PhD, MDiv

    Purpose

    Transgender people face discrimination in health care settings, stigma from health care providers, and are often forced to educate their providers about their own health. In turn, transgender people are at disproportionate risk for poorer health outcomes; including HIV and other STDs, mental health outcomes, drug and/or alcohol use, smoking and others. It is critical that health care providers are educated on providing quality, compassionate care for their transgender patients.

    Materials and Methods

    The National LGBT Health Education Center (Education Center), a program of the Fenway Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, has been providing training courses, webinars, materials, and resources on LGB and Transgender health issues for over a decade. In October of 2015, the Education Center hosted the first annual Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Care conference. Held over two days, the conference reached over 140 clinicians and health care staff, and provided training on transgender health to medical providers and mental health providers. Building on the success and momentum from the conference, the Education Center has developed a six-hour video course Optimizing Transgender Health: A Core Course for Health Care Providers. Available in early 2016, the course provides free CME/CEU credit and is viewable on-demand at any time.

    Results

    Over 110,000 people have accessed the Education Center’s materials from www.lgbthealtheducation.org so far, and Education Center faculty Dr. Harvey J Makadon, Dr. Sari Reisner, Dr. Ruben Hopwood, and Dr. Timothy Cavanaugh have presented at hundreds of workshops, Grand Rounds, and other sessions educating health care professionals nationally on transgender health issues. Evaluative data from trainings will be presented.

    Conclusion

    In this session, participants will learn about the origins and growth of the Education Center, and approaches used to train physicians, other clinicians and health care staff on transgender health issues, and will learn about the materials and publications available to leverage in their own practices and organizations. Discussion will also include how materials from the Education Center have been integrated into the Transgender Health Program at Fenway Health, which currently sees over 2,000 transgender patients. There will be an opportunity for participants in the session to talk about their own experiences educating health care providers, and discuss ways to expand educational programs to meet the demands for excellence in transgender health care.


    Category: Medical Education