Transgender Awareness Week is November 11-17, 2013
Today is the first day of Transgender Awareness Week. Many transgender people are denied care simply because they are trans. Help promote conversation and change by downloading our National LGBT Health Education Center's best practices document on creating trans-friendly health care spaces and sharing with your provider.
In collaboration with transgender health care providers, researchers and front-line staff, our National LGBT Health Education Center has created a helpful tool of best practices for front-line health care staff to provide affirmative care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Our needs assessments and review of available research reveal a great need for front-line staff to learn how to appropriately and sensitively communicate with transgender patients. With increased need for health centers and other health care organizations to become more culturally competent in providing affirmative services for transgender clients, this tool addresses the often overlooked best practices for training front-line staff.
Download and share this important resource today.