The STRONG study: Preliminary findings, lessons learned and next steps

Ashli Owen-Smith, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, Georgia State UniversityThis panel of researchers, clinicians and community advocates will present preliminary findings from the STRONG study. We will discuss research findings related to 4 topics: (1) perceived health and healthcare issues among transgender people in Georgia and California, (2) determinants of and barriers to hormonal and surgical treatment receipt among transgender people, (3) methods for and challenges of natal sex determination in electronic medical records and (4) the prevalence of transgender identity among Kaiser Permanente enrollees in Georgia and California. We hope that these presentations will be informative for attendees, provide an opportunity for dialogue and facilitate future academic-community partnerships.