Empower “U”, Inc. Community Health Center is “on a mission” to provide quality and culturally competent health care services aimed at empowering, educating, and promoting better health care choices among individuals and families affected by conditions such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and HIV infection.
The “Test Miami” Initiative is an unprecedented collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County Health Department, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health care providers, University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS Research, Florida International University School of Public Health and the School of Journalism, Nova Southeastern University, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, city, county, state and national officials and concerned citizens of Miami Dade County.
Care Resource primary care providers offer high quality, affordable medical management of common primary care conditions ranging from screening and treatment for cholesterol and sexually transmitted infection to management of hypertension/diabetes/asthma and other common primary care conditions. We see anyone regardless of their diagnoses or ability to pay.Our primary care providers are trained in the management of hormone treatment and follow the Guidelines on the Endocrine Treatment of Transsexuals from the Endocrine Society. Some hormones prescribed for male to female transitioning can be as affordable as $20 monthly from safe local pharmacies.
SunServe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services agency serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. We provide high quality, culturally relevant care for all with an emphasis on those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, HIV+ persons, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We also offer myriad education and training services.
AHF Healthcare Centers provide advanced medical care designed specifically for HIV-positive clients. Our healthcare providers are knowledgeable of up-to-the-minute developments in HIV medical care. In addition, AHF Healthcare Centers are often part of the research teams testing new medications to fight HIV. *AHF sees all patients for primary care regardless of HIV status.*
Transgender Mental Health/Counseling Services in South Florida
Following are the health issues GLMA’s healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for transgender persons. While not all of these items apply to everyone, it’s wise to be aware of these issues.
When children are able to express themselves, they will declare themselves to be a boy or a girl (or sometimes something in between); this is their "gender identity." Most children's gender identity aligns with their biological sex. However, for some children, the match between biological sex and gender identity is not so clear.
This initiative will educate transgender individuals in Greater Miami on health insurance coverage options and community resources available to them; train medical practices on transgender health issues and culturally competent care; and promote and add medical practices to the MyTransHealth.com website
Aryah Lester, TransMiami Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Grossman, Florida CHAIN Operations and Finance Director Lisa@FloridaCHAIN.org
Scott Darius, Florida CHAIN Advocacy Director Scott@FloridaCHAIN.org
This program is created to meet the demand for primary care services for our population that is often uninsured or underinsured. We will provide health screenings for 1040 individuals regardless of age, race, gender or immigrant status. They will get X-Rays, ultrasound, lab work and more along with the bag of healthy food for a healthier life.
HealthHIV advances effective prevention, care, support, and health equity for people living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C—particularly with LGBT and other underserved communities—by providing education, capacity building, health services research, and advocacy to organizations, communities and professionals.
This resource addresses terms of gender identity. Also discussed are quality care tips for transgender patient care. I believe this will be a helpful resource to your community as it relates to LGBT healthcare equality.