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Transgender Health

Formerly accredited by


Continuing education credits will no longer be offered for this couse as of October 4, 2019.

Not a medical professional? No problem! You don’t need a medical background to get valuable information from these trainings.

Financial Disclosures 

Leading this Training:

  • Ayana Elliott, DNP, APRN, FNP-C: Nothing to disclose
  • David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH: Nothing to disclose

Independent Reviewers:

  • Harry Gallis, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Rachel Simmons, MD: DynaMed, BMJ Best Medicine: remuneration for editorial services; Lemuel Shattuck Hospital: honoraria
  • Sarah Sutton, MD: Nothing to disclose


  • Kathleen Matikonis, MA: Nothing to disclose
  • Omoro Omoighe, MPH: Nothing to disclose
  • Allison Webel, RN, PhD: Nothing to disclose
  • Andrea Weddle: Nothing to disclose


In order to to address the healthcare needs of young Black transgender and gender-nonconforming people, it is critical that you understand your patients’ complete history, day-to-day challenges, goals, and aspirations.

As Star shares her journey with accessing and utilizing health care, you become familiar with common experiences specific to Black transgender patients. Review the whole-health approach to demonstrate culturally and medically appropriate care for young Black transgender patients. Employ strategies to maintain a welcoming environment and integrate gender care into your clinic. Obtain additional resources and seize opportunities to test your knowledge.

Release Date

  • September 2016

CME Term of Approval

  • September 2019 - ANAC
  • September 2019 – IDSA/HIVMA

Target Audience

  • Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat MSM, bisexual, and transgender patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize and address issues that present challenges to healthcare access and utilization for transgender and gender-nonconforming patients
  • Assess healthcare needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming patients
  • Employ strategies to deliver culturally appropriate services/care for transgender patients
  • Apply general guidelines for the endocrine treatment of transgender patients


An estimated 60-70% of transwomen regularly obtain care from their provider.

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Leading this Training

Ayana Elliott, DPN, APRN, FNP-C

Ayana Elliott, DPN, APRN, FNP-C

Director of University Health Services, University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC

Dr. Ayana Elliott earned her doctorate in Nursing Practice with honors from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, and has clinical expertise in family medicine, medical oncology, HIV, and transgender health. Dr. Elliott's research focuses on health promotion, HIV prevention and treatment, and primary care for sexual and gender minorities of color. Her work includes co-investigating studies to identify structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment among Black MSM and to determine methodologies to enhance the quality of care for HIV-positive transgender women of color. She is the principal and lead health consultant for The Elliott Group, LLC, and also serves as clinical faculty and Director of University Health Services at the University of the District of Columbia.

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine Physician, Cobb County Adult Detention Center

WellStar Health Services, Marietta, GA

David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, researcher, and public health activist with expertise in HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and LGBT health. He has published over 50 articles in medical and public health journals and is known as a dynamic speaker worldwide. Most recently, he authored Standing on His Shoulders, a memoir about his father, and he can be seen on the Greater Than AIDS campaign's “Ask the HIV Doc” series on YouTube. Dr. Malebranche currently resides in Marietta, Georgia, and works in correctional health.

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