Gender-diverse patients face significant barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. A new Project ECHO* program from Seattle Children’s aims to increase participants’ knowledge and self-efficacy regarding best-practice care for gender-diverse youth to improve their healthcare experiences and improve access to gender-affirming care. The program is being created and led by Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic team.

Who should participate? Any healthcare providers (medical, mental health, nursing, clinic support, etc.) in the WWAMI region with interest in learning more about gender-affirming care or who are currently providing gender-affirming care.

Registration: Please complete this form to register: https://redcap.seattlechildrens.org/surveys/?s=T4ARTXWLLTKTE4XN

Details:

  • 6-hour program (one-hour Zoom session each month for six months, March through August 2022)
  • Second Wednesday of most months from noon to 1:00 p.m. Pacific: March 23 (fourth Wednesday), April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13 and August 10
  • Each session includes a 15-minute didactic and 45-minute case discussion
  • Curriculum for didactics includes affirming clinical environment, supporting families and schools, mental health and social transition
  • Following this course, another ECHO program is planned that will focus on medical aspects of gender care (puberty blockers, gender-affirming hormones and surgery)

Continuing medical education:

  • Category 1 CME credits available
  • Quality Improvement MOC (Part 4) points are available

Cost: The program is free to all Seattle Children’s employees requesting MOC points and anyone requesting CME credit. Note: If you are not affiliated with Seattle Children’s and would like MOC points, there is a $75 fee.

For more information: Please email Julia.crouch@seattlechildrens.org.

Related information for providers and their patients and families:

* Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a telementoring program designed to create communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and experts in topical areas using didactic and case‐based presentations. Learn more at https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/.