Engaging and supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth and families in the clinical setting 

Sponsor: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center: a program of the Fenway Institute

Access to pediatric gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth is vital to positive mental and physical health outcomes and should be considered part of routine primary care.

This program will engage pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in establishing welcoming and affirming clinic environments and engaging families in supporting their TGD children, with the aim of improving health outcomes. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully responding to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

Participation guidelines:

* Organizations must be FQHCs or FQHC look-alikes to participate.

  • Health center staff will participate in 4 learning collaborative sessions. Sessions will run over the month of April, 2022 and take place on Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30pm EST/ 12:00-1:30pm PST/ 9:00 – 10:30am HST (April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th)
  • Participants will collaborate with peers and with expert facilitators to identify and implement best practices in care.

The Learning Collaborative is open to staff from FQHCs and FQHC look-alike organizations.

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Event Details

April 7, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
virtual webinar