CoE-IHS Office Hour: Providing Affirming and Supportive Care to Transgender Individuals in Integrated Care Settings
Because of historic marginalization and discrimination, transgender individuals face health disparities and challenges in accessing inclusive and affirming health care. People who identify as transgender, genderqueer and/or nonbinary are more likely to report chronic physical health conditions; they also experience mental health and substance use challenges at higher rates.
It is important to provide equitable general health, mental health and recovery services where people who identify as transgender feel connected and understood. Staff and providers must also understand and affirm the wide array of other overlapping identities that exist for transgender individuals and populations, such as those who also identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), people with disabilities and people who primarily speak languages other than English.
Join us for a conversation with health equity and racial justice experts that will focus on what it means to provide affirming, supportive care to people who identify as transgender and other intersecting identities. We’ll also discuss strategies to create affirming and Trauma-informed, Resilience-oriented and Equity-focused organizational cultures for staff who identify as transgender and intersecting identities.