Transgender Health Program - End of Year Highlights, 2020
RECOGNITION
Dec 21, 2020

Transgender Health Program - End of Year Highlights, 2020

During this difficult year, we wanted to share some of the small wins and accomplishments our Program has seen with our patients, their families, and community and campus partners. Despite the challenges, we have continued to see growth and are excited about the direction of the Program in the months and years ahead. As always, we are grateful for your feedback and support so that we can continue to move forward to provide the best possible care.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Nov 01, 2020

Grit, Determination and Patient Collaboration: Building the Transgender Health Program

U of U Health recently received the LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation—but this achievement didn’t happen overnight. Plastic surgeon and Transgender Health Program Director Cori Agarwal, and Program Coordinator Ariel Malan, share the grit, determination and patient collaboration that transformed our health care system.... Read More

EDUCATION
Oct 02, 2020

Best Practices for Transgender and Gender Diverse Care

Transgender and gender diverse patients face systemic discrimination in our broader society and inequitable access to needed care. Ariel Malan, program coordinator and Andy Rivera, volunteer for Utah’s Transgender Health Program, share how to create an inclusive care environment for this vulnerable population focused on trust and respect.... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 30, 2020

Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health in Physician Assistant Education

According to the Williams Institute, 1.4 million U.S. adults identify as transgender. Many experience health care disparities. Professional organizations call for medical education to improve transgender care, but what curricula are being delivered is unknown. The goal of this study was to conduct the first comprehensive, national survey of transgender health care curricula in physician assistant (PA) education.... Read More