Breakfast of Champions Focuses on Gender-Affirming Care

  • 11 Dec 2023

CTC-RI hosted its quarterly Breakfast of Champions Meeting this month focused on the crucial topic of gender-affirming care with distinguished speakers Dr. Jason Rafferty and Dr. Amy Nunn, with over sixty attendees.   

Dr. Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdM is a renowned pediatrician and child psychiatrist practicing at the Gender and Sexuality Clinic and the Adolescent Healthcare Center at Hasbro Children's Hospital. With an impressive background and extensive experience, Dr. Rafferty shared his insights into the importance of gender-affirming care, and the landscape of healthcare for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

Dr. Amy Nunn, ScD, MS, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health and Executive Director at Open Door Health, brought her expertise to the discussion. Dr. Nunn explored how discrimination can act as a barrier, preventing people from accessing the healthcare they need and deserve.

The meeting began with a presentation of data from 15 primary care practices participating in the Demographic Data Collection Pilot project.  The data was from practice-level assessments which looked at the experience of patients when asked for their sexual orientation and gender identity information by primary care provider staff compared to the experience of the staff who are responsible for asking patients for this sensitive information which is critical to providing gender-affirming care.  

View the recording and claim CME credits here. Review the presentation here.