Author Archives: John Oeffinger

The Texas Transgender Health Program is proud to announce a collaboration with PRIDEnet: A Participant-Powered Research Network of Sexual and Gender Minorities

The University of California, San Francisco has launched PRIDEnet and The PRIDE Study in order to create and engage a network of LGBTQ community members participating in medical research about sexual and gender minorities. Our collaboration will provide the Texas Transgender Health Program and the broader LGBTQ community an opportunity to participate directly in research […]

Press Release: Creating Culturally Competent Transgender Health Environments Across Texas

Texas Transgender Health Program is a collaborative effort organized by Equality Texas Foundation and Texas Health Institute to improve the health of transgender, gender non-binary, and Intersex Texans. The primary goal is to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts by transgender people. The National Center for Transgender Equality’s Report of the 2015 U.S. […]

Lessons Learned & Best Practices: 2 States’ Experience in Developing a Culturally Competent Workforce for Transgender People

The last four years has seen an increase in the public’s awareness of transgender people. Public health, healthcare leaders and practitioners are increasingly outspoken about the importance of transgender health equity. What steps are being taken to begin creating a culturally competent workforce? What role does public health training and education play in creating the […]

Transgender Health Equity: Resilience and Support in Public Health and Beyond

Imagine you are planning a trip next week. The drive will be long, crossing several state borders. The route passes through communities where, you’ve experienced, many folks don’t understand people like you. The key question is: which city and state will let you use the restroom safely? You are a transgender woman. The mental isolation […]

8th Annual Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit – Culturally Competent Healthcare for Trans/GF Folks

The results of this session surfaced the need for Transgender/GF Listening Sessions on creating a Culturally Competent Health Care and Public Health Environment for the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Population across Texas. Presenters: Lou Weaver, Transgender Programs Coordinator, Equality Texas Foundation John Oeffinger, Director, eLearning and Training, Texas Health Institute