Cultural Competence

Last month Dane Menkin, CRNP and Elaine Dutton, LCSW of Mazzoni Center’s Trans Clinical Care team co-facilitated a Trans Health Task Force as part of the annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. This was the second year Mazzoni has convened a task force for the purpose of reviewing and discussing best practices, standards of care, and shortcomings in the current systems that medical, behavioral and legal service providers... More
Every year Mazzoni Center works to ensure the Philadelphia Trans*-Health Conference will be accessible to as many attendees as possible, in a number of ways - first and foremost by offering the 250+ workshops in the general track of the conference free of charge. Our staff also works to make the conference physically accessible to the many people with disabilities who attend every year, whether that means connecting people with mobility needs with wheelchairs or escorts, ensuring that service dogs are welcome, or arranging ASL interpreters for... More
Every year Mazzoni Center works to ensure the Philadelphia Trans*-Health Conference will be accessible to as many attendees as possible, in a number of ways - first and foremost by offering the 250+ workshops in the general track of the conference free of charge. Our staff also works to make the conference physically accessible to the many people with disabilities who attend every year, whether that means connecting people with mobility needs with wheelchairs or escorts, ensuring that service dogs are welcome, or arranging ASL interpreters for... More
Every year since 2007, staff from our Trans Care Program has published an updated version of the Philadelphia Trans Resource Guide in conjunction with our annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference . The idea is to help connect people who are trans identified, genderqueer or gender nonconforming, as well as their families and loved ones, with resources and services beyond what Mazzoni offers. This year's... More
Each year staff from our Trans Care Program publishes an updated version of the Philadelphia Trans Resource Guide in conjunction with our annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference . The idea is to help connect people who are trans identified, genderqueer or gender nonconforming, as well as their families and loved ones, with resources and services beyond what Mazzoni offers that may be relevant and helpful to them. In these pages you'll find listings for a range of different resources,... More
Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce that Mark Watkins, DO, of Triangle Medical Inc. (253 S. 10th Street) will join the clinical staff at Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine (809 Locust Street) in summer 2016. Dr. Watkins is an experienced and much admired practitioner of family medicine with special expertise in caring for people with HIV and LGBT individuals. Dr. Watkins has practiced family medicine for more than 25 years and currently has an active patient base of over 1,700 individuals. A Philadelphia native, he complete his undergraduate studies at Ursinus College, earned... More
Mazzoni Center is proud to announce the schedule and highlights of the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference , which will take place from June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia. Each year the conference offers three full days of programming focused on the health and well-being of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as their families, friends, allies and providers. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend and experience the 230 workshops that are scheduled in the general... More
The 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is less than one month away! Last summer we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from all over the country and the world to the Pennsylvania Convention Center over the course of three days. This year’s event takes place June 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and we’ve got a diverse and dynamic lineup of approximately 230 workshops lined up for the general track of the conference - which is FREE to attend. ( Click... More
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Last year we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for three days of learning, networking, and community-building, focused on the holistic health and wellness needs of trans individuals, their families and communities. Registration for the Professional Track of the conference - which includes Trans Clinical Care Management (TCCM), Trans Behavioral Health Initiative (TBHI), and Continuing... More
In October we welcomed Nurse Practitioner Becky Altman to our clinical staff at Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine at 809 Locust Street. Becky comes to us with several years’ experience focusing on women’s and family health, as well as HIV care, at area clinics including Planned Parenthood. While she’s relatively new to our full-time staff, Becky explains that Mazzoni has long held a place in her heart. “This has been my dream job forever, since I was a student and did rotations here,” she says. As for what... More