Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health
Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health is 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.
Health Care, Behavioral Health and Public Health Practitioners, Administrators and Leaders
- 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
Yoonhwi Cho, MPH
eLearning and Transgender Project Coordinator, Course Author
Texas Health Institute
Ms. Cho received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from Texas A&M University at College Station in 2017. Ms. Cho coordinates THI’s e-Learning and Transgender projects and is the author and co-author of the Transgender Health Learning Series.
Transgender Programs Coordinator
Equality Texas Foundation
Mr. Weaver is a queer transgender man and a leader in Houston’s LGBTQ community. He is the first Transgender Programs Coordinator for Equality Texas Foundation, elevating the voices of transgender Texans, including the Texas TransVisible Project, a first-of-its-kind public education campaign.
Director eLearning and Training
Texas Health Institute
Mr. Oeffinger directs THI’s work with the transgender community and eLearning Program. Together with Lou Weaver, he leads THI and Equality Texas Foundation efforts to create a broad-based collaborative effort to improve the health of transgender people by creating a culturally competent health environment in Texas.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health
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