Thank you for your interest in the "Engaging and Supporting TGD Youth and Families in the Clinical Setting", a learning collaborative hosted by the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. 

Program description:

Access to pediatric gender affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth is vital to positive mental and physical health outcomes and should be considered part of routine primary care.

This program will engage pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in establishing welcoming and affirming clinic environments and engaging families in supporting their TGD children, with the aim of improving health outcomes. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully responding to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

Participation guidelines:

* Organizations must be FQHCs or FQHC look-alikes to participate.

*Health center staff will participate in all 4 sessions and will be asked about buy-in from leadership on the program requirements including attendance. Sessions will run over the month of April, 2022 and take place on Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30pm EST/ 12:00-1:30pm PST/ 9:00 - 10:30am HST (April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th)

To participate in Learning Collaborative you must:
  • Have team members who can attend all 4 sessions
  • Participate actively
  • Be a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or look-alike.