Gender Resource Project
Our Gender Resource Project involves developing much needed mental health and health care resources for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary and others on the gender spectrum. The Gender Resource Project will focus on developing and administering a survey to mental health and health care providers regarding current services available for gender diverse people. This information will then be vetted and a resource referral network will be created and published.
Through this and other efforts, we can work towards eliminating long-standing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources for LGBTQ people.
This survey is designed for all types of healthcare and mental health service providers.
The North Idaho Pride Alliance, with funding from the Pride Foundation, conduced a survey in early 2018 to better understand the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people in Idaho and Eastern Washington with the intent to improve services for the community.
The majority of respondents from the survey reported that they do not know or are uncertain about mental health or health care affirming resources in their areas. Of those who reported health care experiences, 45% had sought healthcare for a gender related issue at a family medicine practice, 17% at an endocrinology practice, and 16% at a practice treating eating disorders. Only 25% reported knowing mental health or health care resources that are affirming for TGNC people.
We believe that with providers having a greater awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ specific issues and with LGBTQ+ people having a central place to get resources, we can begin to work towards eliminating long-standing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources for LGBTQ+ people.
For completing this survey, your name will be entered into a drawing on December 1st for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. Thank you for taking time today to complete this important survey.