The Transgender Health Institute features six presentations addressing the value of stakeholder engagement, the importance of a sexual and gender minority culturally aware staff, in addition to providing a discrimination/stigma-free environment to holistically and intersectionally engage transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in services. Presentations will cover the health needs of TGNC youth and adults, the importance of pelvic health education, how to reach hard-to-test communities in the Ball/House scene, strategies for engaging transitional age youth (TAY) in services, as well as exploring the intersections of identities with trans men of color, particularly Black trans men and Black trans masculine individuals. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how to use stakeholder engagement, advisory committees, and community organizing to guide the development of programs, provision of services, and allocation of resources to address Transgender Health.

  2. Describe how to incorporate comprehensive, co-located, gender-affirming care efforts into practice to engage transgender and gender nonbinary (TGN) adolescents and transitional age youth (TAY). 

  3. Identify tools and strategies to fight stigma in addition to resources to better serve trans people. 

  4. Identify risk factors that affect transgender and gender-nonconforming people in order to recommend appropriate person-center guidance to reduce risk and improve overall health outcomes. 

  5. Explore strategies to engage hard-to-test communities into HIV prevention services through community engagement in the Ballroom/House scene. 

  6. Identify strategies to discuss pelvic floor health with transgender patients in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.