Learning Resources — Conference Talks

Promoting Health Equity for LGBTQ New Yorkers

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis discusses the difference between equality and equity in health systems, and the importance of health equity for the LGBTQ community. Dr. Daskalakis describes how sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health for people who hold those identities, and provides a framework for thinking about how these determinants can be counteracted in the clinic setting.

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Health Disparities for Gender-diverse Individuals

Julie Thompson, PA-C discusses health disparities faced by gender-diverse people, and how clinicians can address these disparities productively in clinic. Thompson focuses on gender affirmation, both medical and social, as the bedrock of supporting gender-diverse people.

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HIV Treatment and Prevention for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients

Dr. Kenneth Mayer discusses the biology, behaviors, social network structures, and societal structures that influence the risk factors for HIV transmission. Using this framework, Dr. Mayer explains how gender minority people are at higher risk for HIV transmission, particularly if they have intersecting marginalized identities. Dr. Mayer describes many ways in which providers can increase access to HIV treatment strategies for gender diverse people, including clinical strategies, online tools, and social tools. Dr. Mayer focuses on not having a "one size fits all" strategy, but rather understanding the needs of a particular patient and creating a treatment strategy specific to that person.

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Creating a Community Advisory Board

Sophia Geffen discusses the creation, management, and function of a Community Advisory Board in understanding the needs of a particular group seeking services at a community health center. In this webinar, Geffen focuses on how the LGBTQIA+ community must be included in strategy and decision making processes for community health centers to be able to appropriately serve this population. Geffen provides guidance on how to solicit participation for a Community Advisory Board, and what to look for in a CAB that is well populated and able to effectively engage with a community health center.

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Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Care for LGBTQ People of Color

Dr. Darrell Wheeler addresses the intersection of gender identity and racial identity, and presents frameworks, processes, and solutions for the stigmatization that can arise for LGBTQ people of color.

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What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Transgender Legal Issues

In this talk, Noah Lewis discusses legal issues that transgender people face and how health care providers play an important role in connecting patients to needed legal services including health insurance, employment, housing and education, and obtaining accurate identity documents.

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The Global Trans Community Responding to HIV

In this talk, JoAnne Keatley, MSW, discusses how transgender and non-binary communities are engaging in self-advocacy around HIV prevention, treatment, and research. Keatley focuses particularly on IRGT, a global network of transwomen and HIV, and how this international organization focuses on HIV prevention and treatment that is tailored to the particular needs of transgender women. Some of the other issues addressed by Keatley include how transmasculine people are working to have their identities acknowledged in data collection so that they are not grouped with cisgender men who have sex with men, how many transgender-led organizations are working to simultaneously address human rights issues alongside HIV work, and how peer-led education strategies can be extremely effective in combating HIV in transgender communities.

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PrEP and Transgender Communities: Evidence Informed Practices

In this talk, Dr. Tonia Poteat discusses best practices for prescribing and using PrEP among transgender patients.

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Behavioral Health Care Outside the Binary

In this talk, Dr. Sand Chang discusses the unique behavioral health needs of people who have a gender identity outside of the binary of man and woman. Dr. Chang addresses gender dysphoria in non-binary people, and describes several unique stressors that impact the non-binary community including discrimination from transgender and cisgender people who are threatened by gender identities that are not easily categorized as masculine or feminine. Dr. Chang also provides guidance on the role of behavioral health providers in helping non-binary identified people access gender affirming medical services.

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Detransition, Retransition: What Providers Need to Know

In this talk, julie graham, MFT, covers the topic of detransitioning and discusses the various contexts, complexities, and questions that arise for both patients and providers

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