*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
Therapists, psychologists, EMT’s, nurses, primary care providers, surgeons, and social workers.
Registration for each session will close at noon the day before to allow participants to get all necessary information.
Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people in the United States face numerous known health disparities, in addition to discrimination, harassment, and lack of access to quality healthcare.
One contributing factor to these health disparities may be the community’s tenuous relationship to healthcare institutions. One third of transgender people reported a negative health care experience related to their gender identity in the past year; 24% said they had to educate their provider to receive appropriate care; and 23% said they had delayed or avoided care because of a fear of mistreatment by their provider, with rates substantially higher for transgender people of color (James et al., 2016). Though increasing attention is being paid to LGBT health, educational efforts are limited and typically aggregate (not trans specific) (Dubin et al., 2018). This is of particular concern because many TGD people have unique healthcare needs such as specialized psychotherapy, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), gender affirming surgical procedures, and different preventative care requirements than cisgender people.
The goal of the Gender-Affirming Healthcare Series is to increase participant's knowledge and awareness to provide culturally competent care for TGD patients across the lifespan. The series provides programming on better understanding diverse gender identities, processes of gender affirmation, specific medical and mental health needs, and best practices in competent gender-affirming care. Each session will include breakout discussions to apply learning to the educational needs of healthcare professionals at any level of experience in serving TGD patients.
Topics & Dates
Trans Wellness 101 | April 21 (In-Person) OR April 28 (Webinar)
Interdisciplinary Care | May 5 (In-Person) OR May 12 (Webinar)
Special Topics in Mental Health | May 19 (In-Person) OR May 26 (Webinar)
* You will be able to choose if you want to attend all in-person, all webinar or a mix depending on your schedule
This program is partially funded by a contract with CREW (Community Resources for Empowerment and Wellness), a grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and Charlotte Trans Health. Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Atrium Health designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
ANCC and the North Carolina Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Nurses: This educational activity with 6.0 hours can be applied towards continuing competence plan for maintaining current licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
6.0 Contact Hours (Category A) CE for NC Psychologists
The Charlotte AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists.
6.0 Clock Hours NBCC
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Charlotte AHEC and Charlotte Trans Health are cosponsors of this program. Charlotte AHEC is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.
Rebecca Osborne MA, BSPH, 704-403-5456