Transgender Health—Mental Health in the Age of Trump: On the Front Lines at a Local Community Clinic
Transgender rights are increasingly under threat. The president began his administration by rescinding new federal protections for transgender students in public schools, followed by a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. armed forces via twitter. A new HHS Conscience and Religious Freedom Division is expected to offer greater protections for health care workers who do not wish to treat transgender patients. How do these assaults on transgender civil rights affect the mental health and well-being of trans individuals? Find out how Tri-City Health Center, a community clinic on the front lines of transgender care in the age of Trump, addresses these and other issues in Alameda County.
Tiffany Woods is a program manager for Transgender Services at a FQHC clinic in Fremont, where she ensures the trans community has access to affirming, responsive health care, including HIV prevention/care. Her program, TransVision, is a nationally and internationally recognized primary health and HIV program for transgender/gender non-conforming people at Tri-City Health Center serving Alameda County. TransVision is the first comprehensive health and social services program for transgender/gender non-conforming people in Alameda County. In 2014, she was selected to the Trans 100 List—an annual list of 100 Transgender Individuals Making a Difference in the USA.
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