It is vital that healthcare systems be able to provide equitable, gender-affirming care for all patients. This month’s Hot Topics in Practice will use the lens of a rural care network to explore strategies that can radically improve care for trans and gender nonconforming people.

In this hour-long seminar, Beau Ohlgren, MSc, Jefferson County Transgender Support Group leader, and Jackie Levin, MS, RN, Patient Advocate and Transgender Care Navigator, will focus on gender-affirming care strategies implemented at Jefferson Healthcare. This rural care network has been a leader in exploring unique approaches for providing successful, equitable care to trans and gender nonconforming patients. Beau and Jackie will articulate reasons for the value of gender-inclusive care, with a special emphasis placed on inclusive care training for all staff. They’ll identify barriers within facilities that can affect trans and gender nonconforming patients and will help describe a path forward to compassionate care for all.

Register today to learn strategies that can increase supports for gender-affirming care in our health systems.


Beau Ohlgren, MSc
Jefferson County Transgender Support

Jacqueline Levin, RN, MS, AHN-BC, NC-BC
Office of the Patient Advocate, Critical Access Hospital Jefferson Healthcare

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST