Type: Public event

Trans Health Access Panel

Date & Time

Mar 31, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm EDT

Location

Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public.

Organized by OUTbreak and Out in Public, the Trans Health Access panel brings together a diverse group of transgender advocates and community members to discuss barriers faced by the trans community when trying to access healthcare. The discussion will unpack many of these obstacles, including socio-structural/policy barriers, finding culturally sensitive providers, and navigating insurance coverage. Panelists will also discuss best practices and share potential remedies to improve transgender people's access to healthcare services. Panel topics were chosen and prioritized in collaboration with local trans identified activists.

Panelists:
Bré Anne Campbell - Executive Director, Detroit-based Trans Sistas of Color Project

Dr. Kathryn Bondy Fessler - Medical Director, Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti

Elliot Evan Popoff - Project Manager, Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (SexLab) in Ann Arbor

Dr. Leslie Nicholas - Naturopathic physician and trans advocate based in Flint

Moderator:
Laura Jadwin-Cakmak - Research Director, Health Behavior & Health Education Dept., University of Michigan School of Public Health

 

For additional information, contact Out in Public (oipleaders@umich.edu)