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COPHP Alumna Francesca Collins Creates Gender Diversity 101 Training for Cardea Services

COPHP Alumna Francesca Collins Creates Gender Diversity 101 Training for Cardea Services

Health Services COPHP alumna Francesca Collins (E-15) has completed a new training for health care practitioners, "Gender Diversity 101," now available online. Francesca created the training as part of her practicum project with Cardea Services, working in collaboration with Lisa Schergen (primary author), and with the guidance of her Austin-based site supervisor Alfonso Carlon and COPHP faculty member Brett Niessen.

The training is offered as an online precursor to an in-person training, and aims to help health care providers establish a common language and level of understanding regarding gender and sexuality - critical skills for providers serving diverse populations, and those providing HIV services such as prevention, testing, treatment, etc.

Francesca's role in the project included background research (literature and media search), content development, construction of a course outline, and development of a list of additional resources for practitioners serving the LGBTQ community, especially when offering HIV care.

Check out the training here.