How avoiding an awkward waiting room conversation can contribute to better health among transgender people


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The cover story in the Winter 2020 issue of hfm magazine focused on the issue of deferred care during the pandemic. But deferring or avoiding healthcare is not a purely pandemic problem. Transgender patients are just one group that routinely avoids going to the doctor because they fear discrimination by the healthcare system. On this episode, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, discusses how healthcare organizations can help transgender patients overcome barriers to care.

Also in this episode, Senior Editor Nick Hut and Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the Supreme Court order around vaccine mandates, and Policy Director Todd Nelson shares information about HFMA's MAP Awards.

This episode is sponsored by Red Dot.

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The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers can take effect nationwide, Supreme Court says

Healthcare organizations prepare for sicker patients in 2021 due to deferred care

U.S. Transgender Survey

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