Keck Medicine of USC announces strategic collaboration with The TransLatin@ Coalition to improve access to specialized care for the transgender community – Newswise

Keck Medicine of USC recognizes International Transgender Day of Visibility with a celebration of its collaboration with The [email protected] Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that advocates for the needs of the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex community. The collaboration will improve access to care for this historically underserved community.
Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, and Maria Roman, COO of The [email protected] Coalition, mark International Transgender Day of Visibility with an event to celebrate their collaboration. The [email protected] Coalition advocates for the needs of the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex community.

Newswise — LOS ANGELES Keck Medicine of USC today announced a strategic collaboration with The [email protected] Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that advocates for the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGI) immigrants across the country. 
The collaboration will streamline the development of health care services that address the varied needs of the transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse community through a social, economic and racial justice lens. It also further establishes a strong community foundation with the LGBTQ+ community as Keck Medicine develops specialized services for patients to access comprehensive, affirming health care.
“Keck Medicine embraces the diversity of our patients, staff and faculty,” said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. “Our collaboration with The [email protected] Coalition allows us to provide health care that holistically addresses the needs of our transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse patients and deliver access to comprehensive resources in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.”
 The collaboration includes:
“The [email protected] Coalition understands the many social and economic issues that disproportionately impact the TGI community,” said Bamby Salcedo, president and CEO of The [email protected] Coalition.  “We are historically underserved by health systems, making it difficult for the TGI community to feel heard and access the care we need. This important collaboration with Keck Medicine allows us to share the resources and expertise of a top-tier academic medical center to help improve the health and lives of our local TGI community.”
Keck Medicine also recently received the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for the sixth time in recent years. The index is a leading national benchmarking survey of health care facility policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. 
The [email protected] Coalition was founded in 2009 by transgender immigrant women in Los Angeles to address the specific needs of the TGI community. The national trans-led organization addresses social determinants of health and advocates for racial and social justice for the TGI community. 
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Credit: Don Milici
Caption: Keck Medicine of USC recognizes International Transgender Day of Visibility with a celebration of its collaboration with The [email protected] Coalition, the largest trans-led nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that advocates for the needs of the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex community. The collaboration will improve access to care for this historically underserved community.
Credit: Don Milici
Caption: Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, and Maria Roman, COO of The [email protected] Coalition, mark International Transgender Day of Visibility with an event to celebrate their collaboration. The [email protected] Coalition advocates for the needs of the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex community.
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