Best Practices for Gender Affirming Care: A Guide for the Whole Healthcare Team

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  • Session 1: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1-2pm MT 
  • Session 2: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 1-2pm MT

Virtual (Zoom link will be included with registration)


Operations Staff and Medical Directors.

Session 1 is a workshop intended for the whole healthcare team and will provide best practice competencies to create inclusive environments for patients of all backgrounds. We will review basic terminology, health disparities, experiences of discrimination in healthcare settings, and research-driven strategies to address health inequities. Session 2 will address medical prescribing and Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy 101. We will review how to assess readiness, start therapy, and monitor it.


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Ariel Malan MHA (she/they), is a health equity consultant, community organizer and activist, and queer educator. She earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Utah in 2018. For over a decade, Ariel's passion and expertise has been working with LGBTQ+ communities through advocacy, education, and research. She currently serves as Outreach Network and Development Specialist for the University of Utah Transgender Health Program and provides education and training on LGBTQ+ health equity topics. She is a 2021 Utah Business Living Color award honoree and has been featured on a variety of podcasts, panel events, and radio shows on the future of transgender health and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Bernadette Kiraly 

Bernadette Kiraly, MD is a family physician currently practicing at the Sugar House Health Center Family Medicine Clinic at the University of Utah. Primary care is my passion with an emphasis to elevate those who may need assistance navigating the health system. My interest and skills in underserved care were first honed at the U Health Redwood Clinic where I spent my first few years after residency. There I witnessed the unique health care needs of the refugee population. In 2003, I joined the University of Utah Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Division of Family Medicine at the Sugarhouse Family Health Center. I was able to continue working with diverse communities by strengthening our clinic's New American/refugee health program and expanding to work with gender minority populations. I serve as the co-medical director of the U Health Transgender Health Program providing primary care and gender affirming hormone therapy for transgender and gender diverse people.


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Utah Medical Association (UMA) through the joint providership of the UMA Foundation and the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH). The UMA Foundation is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

"The UMA Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."



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Questions about this training? Please contact Sarah Woolsey.

If you need assistance registering, please contact Austin Rives.