50 min

Health Equity for Transgender Individuals Disruptors at Work: An Integrated Care Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

Transgender patients currently encounter multiple barriers to accessing adequate health care. While we are making strides to improve transgender patients' health care experiences, we still have a long way to go to achieve the goal of delivering ample support in navigating the existing obstacles.  A recently published article from the JAMA network confirms the challenges that trans youth have in accessing culturally competent healthcare. The article also confirms what we knew: that transgender and nonbinary youths have a higher incidence of a range of health conditions and may paradoxically face limited access to health care.

As the push for integrated care continues, healthcare providers need to be identifying strategies to fill gaps in care for vulnerable patient populations. In today’s discussion, we’ll talk about the role of professional case managers and other integrated care providers in connecting transgender patients to services that better meet their physical and behavioral health needs. When these kinds of gaps are addressed, we can improve health care utilization while decreasing disparities.

Introducing our guests:


Michal Garrett is a Principal at Mercer, where he Leads consulting engagements with large plan sponsors regarding their health benefit plans and Works with clients in developing and implementing new care delivery models such as accountable care organizations. His education includes a Masters degree from the University of Idaho in clinical psychology and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Gonzaga University. He is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Vocational Evaluator, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and a Nationally Certified Psychologist.  Michael has authored and/or edited six case/care management books and is the author of numerous journal articles in the field. Michael is frequently invited to speak at national conferences related to his areas of SME.
Jennifer Kelley, MS, LPC is a student in the DBH program at CGI, is currently working in an integrated setting, and is the Author of a recently published article called “Transgender Discrimination and Its Influence on Patient Health”, which appears in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Professional Case management. We’ll link to this article and more resources in the notes for the podcast.


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Transgender patients currently encounter multiple barriers to accessing adequate health care. While we are making strides to improve transgender patients' health care experiences, we still have a long way to go to achieve the goal of delivering ample support in navigating the existing obstacles.  A recently published article from the JAMA network confirms the challenges that trans youth have in accessing culturally competent healthcare. The article also confirms what we knew: that transgender and nonbinary youths have a higher incidence of a range of health conditions and may paradoxically face limited access to health care.

As the push for integrated care continues, healthcare providers need to be identifying strategies to fill gaps in care for vulnerable patient populations. In today’s discussion, we’ll talk about the role of professional case managers and other integrated care providers in connecting transgender patients to services that better meet their physical and behavioral health needs. When these kinds of gaps are addressed, we can improve health care utilization while decreasing disparities.

Introducing our guests:


Michal Garrett is a Principal at Mercer, where he Leads consulting engagements with large plan sponsors regarding their health benefit plans and Works with clients in developing and implementing new care delivery models such as accountable care organizations. His education includes a Masters degree from the University of Idaho in clinical psychology and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Gonzaga University. He is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Vocational Evaluator, Board Certified Patient Advocate, and a Nationally Certified Psychologist.  Michael has authored and/or edited six case/care management books and is the author of numerous journal articles in the field. Michael is frequently invited to speak at national conferences related to his areas of SME.
Jennifer Kelley, MS, LPC is a student in the DBH program at CGI, is currently working in an integrated setting, and is the Author of a recently published article called “Transgender Discrimination and Its Influence on Patient Health”, which appears in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Professional Case management. We’ll link to this article and more resources in the notes for the podcast.


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disruptors-at-work/support

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