Cardea_LogoWith implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to health insurance and primary care services. However, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey documents tremendous barriers to accessing health care for transgender and gender nonconforming people. In a study of physician perceptions of barriers, lack of knowledge about how to care for transgender and gender nonconforming people and lack of knowledge of referral sources were identified as major obstacles. Cardea offers training and resources for physicians, advanced practice clinicians, counselors, community educators, outreach workers and other care providers to deliver clinically competent, respectful, culturally proficient health care to transgender and gender nonconforming people.

Key Activities

  • Conduct a town hall meeting emphasizing local HIV rates and impact on the transgender community. Presentations will highlight resources, legislation, and the burdensome legal processes to correct name and gender identity markers. Panelists will include members of the transgender community and subject matter experts from TENT
  • Host 3 webinars to expand medical providers’ knowledge and understanding of the legal and medical challenges experienced by  transgender people living with HIV when attempting to link to care