Coalition grant to aid transgender health care study

May 12, 2015

Imagine living somewhere where you have to travel hours for proper medical care, in a place where it’s up to you to inform your health care provider on your specific health needs and possibly face discrimination for how you identify yourself.

The Arkansas Trans Equality Coalition (ArTEC) is hoping to change that for transgender individuals in the state with the help of a $15,000 grant and partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The grant was awarded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C.

For Andrea Zekis, founder and executive director of ArTEC, this is a major accomplishment for a group that only formed last year.

Read the rest here: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/may/12/coalition-grant-aid-transgender-health-care-study/

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