december, 2023

19dec12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventHot Topics in Practice- Approaching Gender-Affirming Care: Lessons from a Rural Hospital Event Organized By: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Event Type:WebinarIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

It is vital that healthcare systems be able to provide equitable, gender-affirming care for all patients. This month’s Hot Topics in Practice will use the lens of a rural care network to explore strategies that can radically improve care for trans and gender nonconforming people.

In this hour-long seminar, Beau Ohlgren, MSc, Jefferson County Transgender Support Group leader, and Jackie Levin, MS, RN, Patient Advocate and Transgender Care Navigator, will focus on gender-affirming care strategies implemented at Jefferson Healthcare. This rural care network has been a leader in exploring unique approaches for providing successful, equitable care to trans and gender nonconforming patients. Beau and Jackie will articulate reasons for the value of gender-inclusive care, with a special emphasis placed on inclusive care training for all staff. They’ll identify barriers within facilities that can affect trans and gender nonconforming patients and will help describe a path forward to compassionate care for all.

Register today to learn strategies that can increase supports for gender-affirming care in our health systems.


Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone. Closed captioning will also be available during the webinar.

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national organizations present on current issues affecting public health practice.

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.



(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm