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Fenway Institute

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as Gay and Lesbian Medical Association)

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The vision of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to bring together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.

LOCAL

Program for LGBTQ Health at Vanderbilt Medical Center

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education.The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families.

Vanderbilt Trans Buddy Program

“The Trans Buddy Program’s goal is to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits. We emphasize a patient-centered  approach, with the goal of empowering the patient to make informed healthcare decisions. Trans Buddy recognizes the importance of intersectionality to our direct care practice, and we therefore aim to work with people of all identities with compassion and respect.”

Nashville Cares

Nashville CARES promotes and participates in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. Our purpose is to educate the community for increased understanding and prevention of HIV transmission, to advocate for responsible public policy, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Planned Parenthood – Mid & East Tennessee

PPMET is a recognized and respected leader in providing reproductive, sexual and complementary healthcare and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens regardless of race, age, income status, religion or sexual orientation.  We believe that the self-determined pursuit of sexual health is important for everyone’s well-being and quality of life.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville. “People Creating Healthy Conditions Everywhere.”