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The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium

invites you our attend 

our

12th Annual Conference

"Supporting Families"

September 21,22-2023  

 Location   

to be announced  soon !

 

 


  "The mission of the South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium (SFTMC) is to provide advocacy through education to those serving transgender and gender diverse people seeking health care. "
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Our History

The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortia (SFTMC) started over 12 years ago as it became evident that the number of health professionals trained in transgender medical and behavioral health was insufficient to meet the need in our transgender communities.

SFTMC considered what it would take working together to reduce barriers to care and increase the number of competent licensed and trained health professionals.

SFTMC created a board of directors as well advisory board consisting of volunteer licensed professionals proficient in related fields.

SFTMC then prepared the provider community and front line staff with culturally sensitive information and education to eliminate assumptions, improve communication and create a more affirming environment for transgender and gender diverse persons seeking health care.

This focus led to the creation of a state of the art 1 day learning session designed to increase the competency of local professionals to meet the health care needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and gender creative individuals.

Today, through workshops and conferences our dedicated team of licensed providers and community members continue to offer expansive learning opportunities that have reached over 3000 medical professionals. We stay committed to providing competent and proficient education to our medical, mental health professionals, students, allied health providers, and our front line staff in the field of transgender heath care through interactive opportunities.

Our volunteer board of directors and advisory team stays committed to bringing providers quality information curated by experts in their respective fields of transgender care to share their expertise and assist in developing competency through knowledgeable inter actions.

 

SFTMC's goal is to provide the kind of valuable information and professional networking that will greatly enhance the abilities of participants to provide quality service to our transgender, and gender diverse individuals in our community.
 

While we fully recognize the challenges that exist today we will embrace this time as a time to address change that continues to improve healthcare for people of transgender experience staying steadfast in our commitment to our community and to our mission statement.

 

" To provode advocacy through education to those serving transgender and gender diverse people seeking health care"

Our History

The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortia (SFTMC) started over 12 years ago as it became evident that the number of health professionals trained in transgender medical and behavioral health was insufficient to meet the need in our transgender communities.

SFTMC considered what it would take working together to reduce barriers to care and increase the number of competent licensed and trained health professionals.

SFTMC created a board of directors as well advisory board consisting of volunteer licensed professionals proficient in related fields.

SFTMC then prepared the provider community and front line staff with culturally sensitive information and education to eliminate assumptions, improve communication and create a more affirming environment for transgender and gender diverse persons seeking health care.

This focus led to the creation of a state of the art 1 day learning session designed to increase the competency of local professionals to meet the health care needs of transgender, gender non-conforming and gender creative individuals.

Today, through workshops and conferences our dedicated team of licensed providers and community members continue to offer expansive learning opportunities that have reached over 3000 medical professionals. We stay committed to providing competent and proficient education to our medical, mental health professionals, students, allied health providers, and our front line staff in the field of transgender heath care through interactive opportunities.

Our volunteer board of directors and advisory team stays committed to bringing providers quality information curated by experts in their respective fields of transgender care to share their expertise and assist in developing competency through knowledgeable inter actions.

 

SFTMC's goal is to provide the kind of valuable information and professional networking that will greatly enhance the abilities of participants to provide quality service to our transgender, and gender diverse individuals in our community.
 

While we fully recognize the challenges that exist today we will embrace this time as a time to address change that continues to improve healthcare for people of transgender experience staying steadfast in our commitment to our community and to our mission statement.

 

" To provode advocacy through education to those serving transgender and gender diverse people seeking health care"

Realities of Transgender Medical Care
Consistently Show That 

22%

of transgender
people postpone medical coverage when they are sick or injured out of fear.
Better Patient Care

50%

19%

33%

report they are the ones who have to teach their provider about healthcare issues.
of transgender people have been refused care by doctors or hospitals.
delay any form of preventative healthcare treatment because of discrimination.
Medical Treatment
Healthcare Costs
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History
Partners
     
Meet Our Experienced and Dedicated Leadership  & Advisory  Board 

      
        Jodi Reichman, Founder/CEO South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium


        Board of Directors
         Thomas Pietrogallo, MSW/LCSW, MBA-Board President-Chair
CEO of the Poverello Center

           David Landsman-Wohlsifer Ph.D., LCSW-Board VP/Vice Chair
         Clinical Instructor, Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School FAU
College of Social Work & Criminal Justice
                            
        Mitchel Bloom-  Board Secretary
          Wells Fargo, Wilton Manors
   
Adam, Lloyd,M.M.,M.A.,CCC-SLP -BoardTreasurer
      Voice Pathologist  Dept of Otolaryngology, Uof M                 
     
Dr Uri Belkind- MD, MS, FAAP, AAHIVS
       Associate Medical Director,
Adolescent Medicine Clinical Director
          Callen- Lorde Community Health Center
   
  Dr Asa Radix Director of Research and Education
    Callen Lorde Community Health Center
   NYC/NY

Advisory Board Members
         
Caiden Smith,MSW
        Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (FL) #ISW17421
                     Licensed Master Social Worker (NY) #117333
                         
            Ayari Aguayo, Advisory Board, Yes Institute
    Community Engagement Manager
           YES Institute’s Youth Advisory Leaderships Council (YALC).

Family Advisary Board

Deanna Guzman-Muniz
Public Speaker, Activist, Parent

Jeanette Jennings
President & Co-Founder
   Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation
                                          
testimonals

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

The presenter was great and it was good to know institutional change is not only possible,  but has occurred in some larger hospitals. That is encouraging.

Rachel, LCSW

Leadership
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SFTMC is a recognized non profit organization under code IRC  section 501 (c) (3).  Tax deductible Contributions qualify under IRC section 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522

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