Community Engagement

Texas Health Institute and Equality Texas Foundation started working together in March 2016. Our goal is to improve the health of all Texans who identify as transgender.

Our team is led by staff who identify as transgender or as an ally and who work with physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, and medical professionals (many with advanced degrees), and an increasing number of people who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, and Intersex, and allies. All but a limited number of part-time staff are volunteers.

One area of concern is the lack of research, especially controlled studies and accurate population numbers, regarding our population.

Our approach:

  • Our graduate students and staff continuously scan health peer reviewed articles to stay current.
  • We work with a network of physicians, public health professionals nurses, psychologists, social works, PhD researchers to identify research and health issues to work on.
  • We conduct Surveys and Workshops to gather data. 
  • We organize facilitated Listening Sessions to better understand health issues the community has to deal with.
  • We conduct Key Informant Interviews or qualitative in-depth interviews with people who know what is going on in our community.
  • We have developed subject matter expert teams to review and continuously improve our work and processes.

Want to get involved? Be sure to click Get Involved. We have a lot to do and your help will be appreciated and valued.

Want to contribute to our work to improve healthcare for people who identify as transgender? Consider making a small donation.

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Community engagement takes place in large and small meeting, workshops, listening sessions, and interviews.
Community engagement takes place in large and small meeting, workshops, listening sessions, and interviews.