Foundations of Gender Affirming Care

Thursdays, noon - 1 p.m.


The purpose of this 12-session ECHO program is to build the capacity of primary care teams to provide gender-affirming care. Topics will include: 

  • Introduction to Gender-Affirming Care
  • Building a Language for Gender Inclusive Primary Care
  • Understanding Sexual versus Gender Identity
  • Supporting non-binary and gender expansive patients
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Affirming Transgender Mental Health

We will select up to 40 health professionals from Oregon who work in primary care settings to participate in this program, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health clinicians, pharmacists, traditional health workers, administrative staff, and others. Participants are encouraged to participate together as primary care teams. Participants will be chosen based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution, and ability to commit to attending the sessions.

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Session/Title Date
1 - Introduction Gender Affirming Care 4/6/2023
2 - Building a Language for Gender Inclusive Primary Care 4/13/2023
3 - Understanding Sexual versus Gender Identity 4/20/2023
4 - Ensuring an Inclusive Physical and Virtual Environment 4/27/2023
5 - How to Navigate Questions about Hormone Therapy 5/4/2023
6 - Part 1: Supporting non-binary and gender expansive patients 5/11/2023
7 - Part 2: Non-Binary Panel of Patient Experiences 5/18/2023
8 - Part 1: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth 5/25/2023
9 - Part 2: LGBTQ+ Youth and Family Panel 6/1/2023
10 - Implementing Soc8 and WPATH Guidelines 6/8/2023
11 - Affirming Transgender Mental Health 6/15/2023
12 - Wrap up and case study 6/22/2023
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