The Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center is nearing the completion of Transgender Health 101: A Foundation Course on Transgender People and Public Health. The course, first in a six course learning series, will provide 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, gender non-binary, and Intersex community. Like all people, each transgender "trans" person's life is a different journey. Trans people are no different except they face unique challenges and opportunities specific to being trans.
At the conclusion of this course, users will be able to:
* 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
The Transgender Health Learning Series serves as a convenient, online series of six courses for healthcare providers and for people interested in becoming more familiar with the transgender community. Our goal is to increase public awareness and help orient public health and healthcare professionals address issues specific to the transgender community. Our long term goal is to work towards a transgender culturally competent healthcare and public health workforce. A workforce that is welcoming, respectful, affirming, and knowledgeable.