APE Opportunity – Mayor of Atlanta LGBTQ Advisory Board
Background: The Atlanta LGBTQ+ community experience multiple disparities in regards to access to healthcare and health outcomes, especially within the Trans community. Atlanta is often ranked top worst places in the United States to receive Trans healthcare services due to the high demand and low supply of healthcare providers who specialize in LGBTQ+ and especially Trans healthcare. There is an urgent need to enhance the availability of qualified gender clinics and healthcare providers who provide culturally affirming care for the Trans community.
Job Description: Conduct research on the lack of healthcare access for the Trans community within the city of Atlanta. Build a business case to showcase the need for additional healthcare resources within the city of Atlanta. Create an understanding of the problem for the city of Atlanta Mayor’s office and create a sense of urgency to advance health equity for the Trans community. Available stipend: $3500
- Create a PowerPoint deck with a data-driven approach to identify key healthcare issues of the underserved Trans community in Atlanta.
- Research Focus Areas
- A lack of specific education and training for healthcare workers
- A lack of surgeons to perform gender affirming surgery in the state of Georgia
- A lack of clinical research on Trans health-related issues
- Restrictive health benefits for Trans individuals
- Trans people are less likely to have a regular health care provider
- Discrimination from a healthcare provider leads to not receiving care at all
- Georgia legislative policy affecting Trans healthcare
- Established gender clinics at Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, UC-Davis, UAB, Mount Sinai could provide key learnings and reference on how to build out gender affirming clinics
- LGBTQ+ healthcare curriculum developed for healthcare professionals in Atlanta.
- Design evidence-based and culturally relevant health promotion interventions.
- Assess the Trans population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ access to healthcare
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software
- Apply ethical principles to public health research and practice
Trans Committee Health Co-Leads: Nicole Williams & Jamie Harrell
Contact: Nicole Williams, Email: Nicole [dot] L [dot] Williams1 [at] gmail [dot] com – Cell: 314-363-3471