Innovations in Healthcare: Transgender Health

In the final installment of the ‘Innovations in Healthcare’ webinar series, learn more about treatment models and health initiatives that provide universal and inclusive medical care to transgender individuals.

Compared to the general population, research shows that transgender people face significant challenges in their ability to access adequate healthcare. These hurdles include high rates of discrimination and mistreatment when interacting with health insurance systems and providers regarding gender-affirming care. Such barriers to access make transgender people more likely to experience poor health outcomes, and demonstrate why inclusive and gender-affirming health care is essential to achieving health equity.

Join us for the final installment of our three-part series on innovations in healthcare, organized by Swissnex in Boston and New York and the Swiss School of Health Sciences – Vaud (HESAV) to learn more about healthcare programs for the transgender community and initiatives to ensure access to gender-affirming care and improve their health outcomes.

Program (Boston Time)

  • 11:00am: Welcome and speaker introductions
  • 11:05am: Dr. Carl Streed Jr., Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and the Research Lead for the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center
  • 11:30am: Pam Klein, Manager for Transgender Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • 11:45am: Open question and answer
  • 12:00pm: Event ends