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Transgender Health Learning Series

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A foundation course on transgender people and public health

Transgender Health 101 is the first in a seven-course learning series. This course provides a foundation in understanding transgender people and the trans community in the context of population health. It is designed for health providers and anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between sex and gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation with respect to the transgender community and lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities
  • Identify each letter of the LGBTQ acronym and define each term
  • Articulate the proper use of pronouns and their importance
  • Recognize specific psychological distress and behavioral health trends encountered by people who are transgender
  • Describe population health and how this effects a transgender person’s access to health care and its cost and quality
  • Construct a safe zone for transgender individuals in your organization or community

Transgender Patient-Provider Relationships

Transgender Health 102: Transgender Patient–Provider Relationships  is the second in a seven-course learning series, reviews behavioral health issues pertaining to transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex individuals. It is designed 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. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify components to provide culturally friendly and culturally competent transgender healthcare
  • Define key terms including: gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender, gender non-binary, intersex, and cisgender
  • Describe the elements to create a transgender-inclusive physical environment in a clinic or hospital
  • Recognize how overall healthcare experience of transgender patients is derived from healthcare provider-patient interactions, staff-patient interactions, and the physical environment of a healthcare organization.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion

Transgender Health 103: LGBTQ+ Healthcare Workplace Inclusion, the third in a seven-course learning series, reviews workplace inclusion issues pertaining to LGBTQ+ individuals. It is designed for healthcare, behavioral health, and public health practitioners administrators, and leaders who wish to enhance their capacity to serve the transgender community in their practice. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of a trans-inclusive workplace and why protections for employees of all genders are important
  • Identify components of an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace
  • Recognize current federal and state-level policies and regulations with respect to LGBTQ+ workplace inclusiveness
  • Distinguish the role of the employer and of the employees in supporting diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusiveness at your workplace
  • Construct best practice guidelines for healthcare and corporate organizations to support diversity and LGBTQ+ inclusion

Psychological Distress

Transgender Health 104: Psychological Distress is the fourth in a seven course learning series, reviews behavioral health issues pertaining to transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex individuals. It is designed 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. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms, including behavioral health, gender dysphoria, and resilience
  • Explain the significance of efforts to normalize transgender and non-binary gender identities
  • Describe risk factors for mental illness, substance use, and suicide among members of the transgender community
  • Identify factors that promote resilience among the transgender community
  • Differentiate appropriate vs. inappropriate therapeutic roles, activities, and environments for behavioral health professionals counseling transgender people

Role of Endocrinology in the Transgender Community

Transgender Health 105: Role of Endocrinology in the Transgender Community is the fifth in a seven course learning series, reviews endocrinology for transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex individuals with a focus on hormone replacement therapy. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Contrast the benefits of hormone therapy for transgender patients with and without gender dysphoria
  • Differentiate between feminizing hormone therapy and masculinizing hormone therapy
  • Distinguish specific preventive medicine services needed when undergoing hormone therapy
  • Recognize the steps necessary to initiate hormone therapy
    Summarize insurance and out of pocket methods of payment for hormone replacement therapy

Pre-and Post- Surgery - In Development

Transgender 106: Pre-and Post-Surgery course is the sixth in a seven-course learning series and provides a resource for healthcare professionals on the various types of assigned female at birth (AFAB) and assigned male at birth (AMAB) transition-related surgeries, insurance navigation, and insight to transgender patients’ perspective.

Nothing About Us – Without Us: The Importance of Transgender Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Transgender Health 107: Not About Us – Without Us: The Importance of Transgender Patient-Centered Outcomes Research is the seventh in a seven-course learning series and provides the foundation in understanding patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research. Engaging patients with first-hand experience can produce more patient-centered, useful, and trustworthy research, ultimately leading to greater use of research results by patients and the broader healthcare community. It is designed for for transgender people including gender non-conforming and intersex, stakeholders as patients, clinicians, researchers, purchasers, payers, industry, hospitals and health systems, policy makers, training institutions.