For Providers

General Trans Health Resources

Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC): Competencies for Counseling Transgender Clients
PDF Guide from the Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) about competencies for counseling transgender clients. These competencies are geared toward professionally trained counselors who work with transgender individuals, families, groups, or communities. The competencies are based on wellness and a strength-based approach for working with transgender clients.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: Transgender Health Learning Center
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) combines the unique strengths and resources of a nationally renowned training and capacity building institution, the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and an internationally recognized leader in HIV prevention research, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), both of which are housed at the University of California San Francisco, one of the top five medical research and educational institutions in the United States. The Learning Center provides manuals and guides, reports and recommendations, fact sheets and summaries, conferences, lectures, and online trainings.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care
The protocol is intended to provide accurate, peer-reviewed, medical guidance, and to provide a resource, with its references to additional materials that may be accessed for further study and shared among colleagues.

Fenway Health: Transgender Health Resources
Fenway Health, an LGBT-specific health provider and resource center in Boston, provides primary medical and mental health care, and supportive services, that is are sensitive to the needs of people who identify on the transgender spectrum. Their website includes a great deal of resources for providers about Transgender-specific health care, including one of their Learning Modules, Understanding the T in LGBT: A Role for Clinicians.

Guidelines for Transgender Care
Vancouver Coastal Health's Transgender Health Program provides a number of free PDF guides to various aspects of transgender health care, including care of the patient during sex reassignment surgery, hormonal therapies, and advocacy for trans individuals, among a number of other resources. (Many are Canada or British Columbia-specific, but still contain a great deal of useful information).

HIV InSite Presentation: Creating Care for Transgender People in a Suburban Community Health Center
HIV InSite provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco, including presentations about trans-specific healthcare. In this presentation, Lisa Carver discusses experiences providing care at the Tri-City Health Center in Fremont, Alameda County, California. The Tri-City Health Center is a federally qualified community health center that offers targeted services for the transgender community, including special clinics and support and outreach services.

HIV InSite Presentation: Providing Health Care for Transgender Patients - Personal Experience in Clinics and State Prison
HIV InSite provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco, including presentations about trans-specific healthcare. In this presentation, Lori Kohler discusses her experience as a practitioner working with transgender people in public health and university clinics, as well as state prisons.

Howard Brown Health Center HEALE Program
Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) has developed ground-breaking curriculum for nurses, teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults. The Health Education About LGBT Elders (HEALE) curriculum is used in a variety of health care and educational settings in Illinois and nationally. The website for the program provides a number of guides and PDFs from this training.

National LGBT Health Education Center
The publications of the National LGBT Health Education Center are useful resources for health care providers for LGBT people. Included within these publications is Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People: Best Practices for Front-Line Health Care Staff.

Planned Parenthood Guide, "Providing Transgender Inclusive Health Care Services"
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes has announced a new resource, "Providing Transgender Inclusive Health Care Services," which is a manual designed to give providers, educators, and advocates several resources and tips for improving the experiences of transgender clients in their health centers.

Protocols for Hormonal Reassignment of Gender
Tom Waddell Health Center
San Francisco: 50 Lech Walesa St; (415) 355-7400
The transgender team from the Tom Waddell Health Center in San Francisco, CA has put together this PDF Guide of Protocols for Hormonal Reassignment of Gender.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Minneapolis, MN: 1300 South Second Street, Suite 180
(612) 624-9397
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is an international multidisciplinary professional association, whose mission is to promote evidence-based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health. WPATH provides opportunities for networking among professionals (in a variety of areas including health, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, sexology, speech and voice therapy, among other fields), a bibliography of research about transgender health, scientific symposia in various locations around the world, and Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, among other resources.

HIV/AIDS Resources for Providers

Care of the HIV-Infected Transgender Patient
Clinical guidance from the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

CDC Guide: HIV/AIDS & Transgender Persons
CDC (Center for Disease Control) provides a basic guide to understanding transgender identity as it relates to HIV/AIDS, including some statistical information and a list of resources for trans people with HIV/AIDS.

The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: HIV Prevention Resources
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health has a number of HIV Prevention resources within its online learning center. Among the resources are guides for specifically transwomen of color, transmen, and some best practices models.

Recommendations for Inclusive Data Collection of Trans People in HIV Prevention, Care & Services
Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention provides PDF Guide with recommendations for collecting data in HIV Prevention efforts (March 2009).

HIV InSite: HIV Infection & Transgender Medicine
Online slideshow presentation from doctors at HIV InSite, a source with comprehensive, up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco. In this presentation, Drs. Zevin and Martinez discuss medical care for transgender patients. Topics covered include epidemiology, standards of care, and cultural competency.

HIV InSite: Adolescent Transgender Health
Online slideshow presentation from doctors at HIV InSite, a source with comprehensive, up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco. This presentation covers HIV risks for transgender adolescents, as well as general trans adolescent health (hormonal therapies, surgical options, etc.).

HIV InSite: Care of the HIV-Positive Transgender Person
Online slideshow presentation from doctors at HIV InSite, a source with comprehensive, up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco. In this presentation, Barry Zevin, MD, uses 3 cases to discuss HIV prevention, epidemiology, prevalence, and medical management among transgender people. Presented at San Francisco General Hospital's HIV/AIDS Grand Rounds on September 9, 2009.

HIV InSite: HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Transgender People - Related Resources
Includes journal articles, guidelines and best practices, policy reports, papers and briefs, presentations and discussions, patient and community education, in-person resources, and a number of other helpful resources for HIV/AIDS prevention and care for transgender people.

Transgender HIV/AIDS Health Services Best Practices (San Francisco Dept. of Public Health)
Best practices for delivery of HIV/AIDS care to transgender persons, covering such topics as health literacy, communication and language, and mistrust and stigma. Includes literature review and bibliography.

2010 Achieve Article: How to Transform HIV Prevention
Summer 2010 Issue of Achieve Magazine includes an article on transforming HIV prevention, which includes some facts about trans persons with HIV/AIDS and some personal perspectives.

Training Opportunities for Providers

Chris Burns
Chris Burns was the founder and president of the Seattle University Trans and Allies club for 2 years. He provided intersectional programming concerning the transgender community that took into account class, race, differently-abledness, etc. During that time, he created the “Transgender Safe Space Training” to reach out to future allies. This “Transgender Safe Space Training” aims to actively present tools allies need for transgender inclusion. This presentation goes deeper than most LGBT safe space trainings by focusing specifically on Trans issues via lecture, group discussion, and examples of diversity within the community. These tools range from familiarization with terminology and self-education options to pronoun and sensitive situations practice. Whether new to transgender topics or mildly seasoned, there is time to discuss, discover, and improve skills.

Long Island Transgender Experience (LITE): Clinician Training & Cultural Competency
Long Island GLBT Center's LITE program includes clinician training & cultural competency. This workshop covers the evolution of Transgender Treatment; including the original addition of Gender Identity Disorder into the DSM III, DSM IV, and evolution of WPATH Standards of Care. The workshop will also discuss the trend toward a caring sensitive policy, including removing the pathologized stigma of the treatment plan. Proposed changes for the next revision of the DSM will also be discussed.

Nathan Levitt, RN
Community Outreach and Education Nurse
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

356 W. 18th St. NY, NY 10011
Nathan coordinates training requests for professional and community education on issues related to transgender health.

LGBT Cancer Network: Cultural Competency Training, "Reexamining LGBT Healthcare"
The LGBT Cancer Network's cultural competency training, "Reexamining LGBT Healthcare" is designed to be an out-of-the-box ready training program for health care providers. Full package is available for purchase on website, or providers can purchase individual components. In-person trainings are also available from experienced trainers at the LGBT Cancer Network. See site for more information.

NE2SS: Two-Spirit Specific Training
Contact: Harlan Pruden, gro.ss2en|gniniart#gro.ss2en|gniniart, (646) 351-7360.
Two-Spirit Then and Now: Reclaiming Our Place of Honor" enables participants working in behavioral health, mental health, substance/alcohol prevention and treatment centers and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs to work more effectively with Two-Spirit people. This training comes in several formats: half-day, full day or intensive day and half training. The workshop provides participants, both Native and non-Native, with an opportunity to look at and discuss how historical trauma led to the dissolution of the role and the displacement of Two-Spirit people from their Native communities. The connection between the displacement of Two-Spirit people from their heritage, and who routinely experience stigma and discrimination in both Native and mainstream society, is presented and discussed in terms of the impact on their health and mental health risks, health disparities and recovery support needs. The workshop examines intervention and healing approaches that use traditional practices, including those that incorporated the special role of Two-Spirit people in traditional Native communities. The work of Dr. Joseph P. Gone and Dr. Alex Wilson on the integration of traditional practices, Two-Spirit identity and role affirmation, and current behavioral health interventions with examples of this work in Native treatment centers in Canada and USA are examined. Practice case studies to apply the knowledge gained from the training make this training an interactive and engaging workshop. Finally, the workshop also provides participants with resources for further learning and links to Two-Spirit organizations in Canada and USA.

Samuel Lurie: Transgender Awareness Training and Advocacy
(800) 423-5470 x2
Transgender Awareness Training and Advocacy is committed to working with advocates and allies of transgender people so that they can better meet the specific needs of trans people in areas of health care, HIV/AIDS Services, counseling, case management, education, housing, and employment.

Elijah Nealy, MDiv, LCSW
(917) 509-6242
Elijah Nealy is an openly transgender man who provides cultural competency trainings and consultings around LGBT concerns, retreat facilitation, and preaching. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Union Theological Seminary, and teaches post-graduate seminars in clinical work with the transgender community at the Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City. His trainings range in topic, and can be found on his website.

SAGE Upstate: Cultural Competency Training
Contact: Kim Dill, (315) 478-1923 (Syracuse Area); (866) 717-2640 (Outside of Syracuse)
SAGE Upstate offers educational trainings for providers and other audiences. Trainings cover basic explanation of concepts, statistics and information about LGBTQ seniors and challenges, a close look at legal issues affecting LGBTQ seniors, Best Practices for providers, and Q&A and troubleshooting on specific issues to audience.

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