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Event: Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Patients


This webinar aims to build competency to address the behavioral health needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients in a culturally appropriate manner and will feature promising practices of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantees. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights will discuss the proposed nondiscrimination rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

The target audience includes HRSA grantees, healthcare providers, public health officials, and advocates wanting to improve competency in regards to serving the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients in their practices.

Free registration in advance is required. Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

For more information, please contact Valerie Gallo at 415-437-8095 or





How HRSA Is Improving the Lives of the LGBT Community

Valerie Gallo, MPH – Public Health Analyst

Christina Mead, PharmD – Regional Pharmacy Consultant

Kim Patton, PsyD  – Public Health Analyst

HRSA Office of Regional Operations


Making Your Clinic Space Trans* Friendly /

Behavioral Health Issues Affecting the Trans* Community

Tricia Smith, ACSW – Medical Social Worker for Primary, Trans* and Women’s Health Programs

Los Angeles LGBT Center


Integrating Trans* Friendly Behavioral Health into Primary Care

Sandra Hall, LCSW – Mental Health Director
Lyon-Martin Health Services (a program of HealthRight 360)


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Prohibits Discrimination

Ian Shipps, J.D. – Supervisory Investigator

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services