Joomla! powered Site Joomla! site syndication 2010-05-23T02:42:21+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Welcome 2008-02-10T22:52:35+01:00 2008-02-10T22:52:35+01:00 2008-02-10T22:52:35+01:00 Thank you for helping to make this Conference our best yet! The 2010 Minnesota Trans Health and Wellness Conference was held on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, and drew approximately 300 people over two days. It was a wonderful success! Thanks again to Metropolitan State University, to all of our sponsors and donors, our incredibly hard working volunteers, keynote speakers, presenters, Cabaret performers, and many others for your hard work and contributions toward supporting this life-changing Conference. If you have a Conference related question or want to give us online feedback, please fill out our inquiry form ( fid=11). Thanks to those who completed and turned in Evaluations on site! The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people through education, resources, and advocacy. Want to join us? Click here to get involved. ( task=view id=46 Itemid=64) La Coalición de Salud de Transgénero de Minnesota es cometido a mejorar el acceso y la calidad de asistencia médica recibida por la gente transgénero o que no se conforma a estándares del género por educación, recursos, y apoyo. 明尼蘇達州跨性別健康協會承諾要透過教育、提供資源與輿論與政策倡議的方式來協助跨性別或非傳統性別的人們可以更容易地取得更優質的醫療照顧。 Two New Staff: Syringe Exchange Coordinator & Interim Program Director 2009-02-15T13:33:25+01:00 2009-02-15T13:33:25+01:00 2009-02-15T13:33:25+01:00 We would like to introduce you to Tracey Clark, our new Syringe Exchange Coordinator! Tracey is a college student, a mom and a community activist. She is passionate about harm reduction, working with the GLBT community, and women's studies. She is very excited to be working with the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition. Tracey has experience working with injection drug users and with GLBT youth, and has done domestic violence advocacy and is a certified nursing assistant. Tracey will be running the Syringe Exchange every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to Noon. We're very excited to have her as a new member of our team! If you have any questions about syringe exchange or about volunteer opportunities with the exchange, please call our office at 612-823-1152 or email Tracey directly at We are looking for volunteers to help out on Tuesdays and Fridays. Katie Burgess is our Interim Program Director! Katie runs our direct service programs which include our shot clinic, syringe exchange, and Hep C prevetion program. She is very excited to be working for the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition and looks forward to continuing the great work already done by MTHC. Katie Burgess has been an activist and organizer in the transgender community, working to improve access to health care, and expanding and improving youth services for the past eight years. She is currently a youth counseler at Avenues Shelter for Homeless youth and an Advisory Board Member for the Transgender Youth Support Network. She is an artist and juggler and a line cook on the weekend. Shot Clinic, Syringe Exchange, and More! 2008-03-14T21:07:08+01:00 2008-03-14T21:07:08+01:00 2008-03-14T21:07:08+01:00 We are now offering a variety of direct services at our new office, 3405 Chicago Ave S, Suite 103, Minneapolis, MN 55407. The building is still under construction -- please enter through the back door, and parking is on the street for now (eventually the small parking lot behind the building will be accessible as well). Syringe Exchange every Tuesday, 9 a.m. to Noon The syringe exchange is open to anyone who is an Injection Drug User (IDU) regardless of gender or drug of choice. You do NOT have to be trans identified to use the exchange on Tuesdays. Hepatitis C HIV testing, Case Management Referral We offer confidential Hep C testing and counseling / education, and will soon be offering HIV testing and counseling / education as well. You may also visit our office if you need a referral to a Case Manager to get help with housing, health insurance, employment, and/or medical care. Shot Clinic every Friday, 4 - 6 p.m. Do you inject hormones as part of a doctor recommended regimen? Then you should come on down to the Shot Clinic! The Transgender Health Project Shot Clinic is a group of concerned trans folks helping out other trans folks with their hormone shots. We meet every Friday and can help you by administering your shots, teaching you to do the shots yourself and we can give you free needles and supplies. We offer a needle exchange, informational/ support group time and case management. We can hook you up with doctors and help you with different aspects of your transition For information, please email or call us at 612-823-1152. Keynote Speakers Announced 2008-04-05T10:16:13+01:00 2008-04-05T10:16:13+01:00 2008-04-05T10:16:13+01:00 Dr. Lisa O'Connor, May 14 Provider Day Keynote, is a board-certified family practice physician and a certified cognitive behavioral therapist. She is one of the foremost experts in the field of gender variant counseling and medical care. When Dr. O'Connor transitioned in 2005, she found a significant lack of medical and psychological support. She regularly speaks with health care providers and government agencies to further education. Her clinic, Healthy Transitions, ( opened in March of 2006. Yoseñio Lewis, May 15 Community Day Keynote, is a dark skinned Latino of African descent female to male transsexual who has been a social justice activist since he was 13 years old. A health educator, speaker, writer, performer, trainer, facilitator and spiritual hugger, Yoseñio is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Woodhull Freedom Foundation and Unid@s, the National Latino LGBT Human Rights Organization. For more information on both speakers, see our Conference page ( task=view id=33 Itemid=59). Get Involved 2004-07-07T11:54:06+01:00 2004-07-07T11:54:06+01:00 2004-07-07T11:54:06+01:00 The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is composed entirely of volunteers! Please fill out our volunteer inquiry form (http:/, and someone will get back to you. No matter how much or how little time you have, the Health Coalition would love to have you join us in our important work! A few of the many ways you can be involved: Join our Board of Directors Provide pro bono legal expertise to us Help organize and produce the annual Minnesota Trans Health and Wellness Conference Become a member of the MTHC training team Work on newsletter and fundraising mailings Help with outreach by staffing information tables at events Collaborate on planning future events and programming Help maintain our website Help us spread the word about the organization and our trainings, events programming Contribute your own unique skills to the organization!