Transgender Health Learning Series

Each of the courses are FREE. Anyone can take these courses. All that is required is you Register and create a logon account.

Transgender Health Learning Series serves as a convenient, online series of seven courses for healthcare providers and for people interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community. Trans people and medical professionals created these courses. Our thanks go out to each person who volunteered to help in this important effort. Courses include:

Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health
A foundation in understanding transgender people and the trans community in the context of population health. The course is designed for health providers and anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community.

Transgender Health 102: Transgender Patient-Provider Relationship
A foundational understanding for healthcare professionals to build and improve patient-provider relationships with trans patients. The course serves as an informational resource for healthcare professionals to the transgender population, and provides evaluative and action plan methods to create a transgender competent healthcare

Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion
A foundation in understanding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community issues in the Healthcare Workplace. Transgender 103 serves as a resource for employers and employees of any health care organization interested in creating and sustaining an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace.

Transgender Health 104: Psychological Distress
A resource for health care, behavioral health, and public health practitioners administrators, and leaders who wish to enhance their capacity to serve the transgender community in their practice. The course reviews behavioral health issues pertaining to transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex individuals.

Transgender Health 105: Role of Endocrinology in the Transgender Community (in Tulane QA)
A resource for healthcare professionals on hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients. The course provides insight to transgender patients’ perspective, as well as reviews the medical processes, patient’s physical changes, and insurance navigation for hormone replacement therapy.

Transgender Health 106: Pre and Post-operative Care (in content development)
A resource for healthcare professionals on the various types of female-to-male and male-to-female transition related surgeries, insurance navigation, and insight to transgender patients’ perspective.

Transgender Health 107: Transgender Health 107: Not About Us, Without Us: The Importance of Transgender Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (in content development)
A foundation in understanding patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research.

Program Team

John Oeffinger, Texas Health Institute, director eLearning and Training, program lead, TransFORWARD co-director, co-author seven courses, joeffinger@texashealthinstitute.org

Lou Weaver, Equality Texas Foundation, transgender programs coordinator, TransFORWARD co-director, co-author seven courses, lou.weaver@equalitytexas.org

Yoonhwi Cho, MPH, Texas Health Institute, project coordinator (2017-2018), co-author five courses

Justine Price, MPH, CHP, CIC, lead Subject Matter Expert Reviewer for six courses and co-author for one course

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27874. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The courses are hosted on Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine’s Learning Management System. Tulane is the lead organization for Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center. Texas Health Institute is a center community-based partner. Texas Health Institute and Equality Texas Foundation collaboratively developed the courses with transgender people, clinicians, researchers, subject matter experts and reviewers and transgender pilot testers.