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2017 RI Trans* Health Conference Community Track
Sat, March 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM EST
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This is our third annual RI Trans* Health Conference. Each year, the conference has grown to include a more comprehensive program and to accommodate more attendees. The conference serves two purposes. One goal is to provide education to local medical and behavioral health practioners so that they will be able to provide better care to the transgender community. Another goal is to provide a space for the community to come together.
In our first year, we had one room. The day included some basic information sharing, particularly about the state of the healthcare landscape at the time. We offer some time for folks to share their thoughts and feelings and to meet other local trans folks. Last year was the second year of the conference. We moved to RIC and offered a choice of sessions throughout the day. Again, we focused most of our energy on navigating the healthcare system, afterall it *is* a health conference.
This year, however, things are going to be a little bit different. We are returning to Brown Medical School. Though there are still healthcare hurdles to surpass and questions to answer (there will be space for that at the conference), with the changing political landscape, many obstacles we will face as a community are TBD. With that in mind, we are focusing this year's community track on STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY, which means not just looking out for our access to healthcare, but to building a collaborative movement for social change.
Please join us. Your primary focus might be on getting your healthcare questions answered, but my guess is that you will also benefit from a day of access to peer support and collaborative dialogue. You might not have any pertinent healthcare questions, but you certainly have advice and ideas to share in our work.
We need you to build a strong coalition.