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Community Conversation – March 2024

Embracing Transition: Exploring Menopause, Perimenopause and Hormone Replacement

When: March 11, 2024 | 11am – 12pm (PT)
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: FREE! Also available for 1.0 BCPA CE (Register Here)

Join us for an enlightening discussion on menopause and perimenopause. Delve into the definition of these life stages, explore common symptoms experienced by women, and uncover potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Gain valuable insights and guidance as Dr. Chien navigates you through this transformative phase of a woman’s life. Don’t miss out on this informative event designed to empower and educate.
 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Define menopause and perimenopause.
  2. Discuss the common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause.
  3. Look at the past and present treatment of perimenopause with hormonal replacement.
  4. Discuss the potential benefits of hormonal replacement.

 

About the Speaker: 

Angela Chien is an OB/GYN with over two decades of experience both as a physician and as a quality improvement leader in women’s health care in Washington state. She had a busy clinical practice at EvergreenHealth, providing the full scope of care to women for both obstetrical and gynecological issues, with emphasis on engaging the patient and focusing on the immigrant community. Since 2020, Dr. Chien has continued to provider inpatient obstetrical care at EvergreenHealth and Swedish Issaquah campus as well as virtual care to patients through Maven Clinic. She currently serves as the Medical Director of the Obstetrical Care Outcomes Assessment Program at the Foundation for Healthcare Quality in Seattle and is committed to using data to improve maternal outcomes. She is a clinical lead for the Washington State Maternal Mortality Review Panel in addition to working for various organizations providing peer review. She is a consultant for the TeamBirth project through Ariande Labs and the Harvard School of Public Health, having successfully led implementation of the project at EvergreenHealth in 2019. Through her work, she has seen that the combination of lack of health literacy and a challenging healthcare system result in patients not being heard. She believes that promoting patient advocacy in all settings will lead to better health outcomes.

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XCenter – Transgender Advocacy 101 – THIS PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN!

On-Demand Videos & Resources

XCenter: Transgender Advocacy 101 Bundle

Includes ALL Videos & Resources for – 

  • The Importance of Words and Why Words Matter
  • Challenges of Being Transgender
  • Advocating in Medical Spaces
  • Being an Ally
  • Transgender Health Advocacy Panel Discussion


Everyone is Invited! | Bundle is Available for 5.0 BCPA JEDI CEs

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(Part 1)
On-Demand Video & Resources

The Importance of Words and Why Words Matter

This learning module will provide an overview of language related to gender and sex/sexuality.  We will cover gender presentation, gender identification, must-know gender-identify terms in addition to exploring good practices for using inclusive language as well as communicating and advocating for trans-friendly care.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the differences between gender and sex.
  2. Identify key gender terms.
  3. Apply concepts to be able to communicate and advocate for basic trans-friendly care.

Everyone is Invited! | Available for 1.0 BCPA JEDI CE

Register Here

(Part 2)
On-Demand Video & Resources

Challenges of Being Transgender

This module will present some of the realities that making transgender Americans among the most vulnerable communities in America and how that can influence barriers transgender Americans face when seeking and utilizing health care.  This session will look at factors through the following areas:  individual, community, and  systems (society).

Objectives:

  1. Understand areas of the social determinants of health and how they are impacting trans populations.
  2. Identify barriers trans populations experience when seeking basic human rights including medical care.
  3. Develop list of resources and organizations that are working in these areas that can be used to help your patient/client.

Everyone is Invited! | Available for 1.0 BCPA JEDI CE

Register Here

(Part 3)
On-Demand Video & Resources

Advocating in Medical Spaces

This session will dive into specific statistics and realities of  trans concerns with health insurance and care.  Topics include: discrimination by healthcare providers, barriers to healthcare access, medical trauma and mistrust, and how to communicate to build trust in a health care setting.  This will include specific recommendations for what to do before/during/between medical provider visits and best practices for inclusive language and communicating about gender.

Objectives:

  1. Understand area of the medical experience where advocates are needed the most.
  2. Identify barriers trans populations experience when receiving medical care.
  3. Be able to discuss medical considerations for patients.
  4. Develop a list of skills for working in these areas that can be used to help your patient/client.

Everyone is Invited! | Available for 1.0 BCPA JEDI CE

Register Here

(Part 4)
On-Demand Video & Resources

Being an Ally

By understanding the history and trauma that is common for the trans population, we can begin to understand the words and questions we can use to be effective advocates.  Hear advice from transgender people and what they suggest we can do to be an ally.  Specific resources and language is offered.

Objectives:

  1. Hear the advice and first-hand accounts of how important allies and advocates are for the transgender populations.
  2. Review specific tips for being an ally.
  3. Discover ways we can be involved in challenging system-level barriers to appropriate care.

Everyone is Invited! | Available for 1.0 BCPA JEDI CE

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(Part 5)
Recording of Panel Discussion

On-Demand Recording of the
Transgender Health Advocacy Panel Discussion

HealthAdvocateX is joined by Dr. Malynnda Johnson, created of the four Transgender Advocacy 101 Modules and a panel of advocates, medical provider and mother of a transgender child.  We will hear from their lived experiences and tips they have for families, caregivers, professional advocates and providers to illustrate some of the common challenges for the health of transgender individuals.

Objectives:

  1. Personal stories reinforce some common challenges that are faces by transgender individuals.
  2. Identify where to go for resources and professional advocates who want to support and help transgender individuals  who are navigating health care.
  3. Learn how to source trans-friendly resources.

Everyone is Invited! | Available for 1.0 BCPA JEDI CE

Register Here

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