Caring for Gender Diverse Youth – A Project ECHO

Gender diverse patients face significant barriers to receiving adequate healthcare. The aim of this project is to increase participant knowledge and self-efficacy regarding best-practice care for gender diverse youth in order to improve the healthcare experiences of gender diverse youth and improve access to gender-affirming care.  
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) platform – A tele-mentoring 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  

Target audience for this ECHO – Any healthcare providers (medical, mental health, nursing, clinic support, etc) in the WWAMI region who are interested in learning more about gender-affirming care, or who are currently providing gender-affirming care.  

Details – 1 hour monthly virtual sessions (Zoom) for 6 months, March through August 2022 – 2nd Wednesday of most months from 12p-1p Pacific: March 23 (4th Weds), April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10 – Each session includes a 15-min didactic and 45-minute case discussion – Curriculum for didactics includes: affirming clinical environment, supporting families and schools, mental health, social transition – After this course is complete, we are planning to follow this with another ECHO focusing on medical aspects of gender care (puberty blockers, gender-affirming hormones, surgery)  

Continuing medical education – Category I CME credits available – Quality Improvement MOC (Part 4) Points available  

Registration – Registration is free – Please complete this form to register: – Contact with any questions