Howard Brown Health announced its participation in a community-led research advisory network that will support the development of patient-centered research projects focused on addressing the health needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people ( TGNC ).
Entitled "Four Corners: TGNC Health Research Advisory Network," it also includes Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles LGBT Center; and Houston-based Legacy Community Health.
"Four Corners will establish a new standard in transgender research by including community voices from the start," said Andie Bakervice president of Howard Brown Health's Center for Education, Research and Advocacyin a statement. "The groundbreaking partnership will ensure new research addresses what TGNC people need to make healthcare more relevant to their lived experience. This is urgently needed, as the TGNC community experiences disproportionate health disparities."