Equality Texas

Equality Texas Foundation & Texas Health Institute Announce a New $250,000 Contract and a First of Its Kind Texas Research Capacity-Building Project to Improve the Quality of Healthcare for Transgender Texans

TransFORWARD, A Statewide Transgender-Powered Research Collaborative in Texas, will engage transgender Texans in a ground-breaking research capacity-building project to improve the lives and health of transgender Texans.

The Washington D.C. based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, nonprofit organization whose mandate is to improve the quality of healthcare based on evidence, awarded a first-of-its-kind contract, research capacity-building project to connect transgender Texans with medical researchers.  The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award will build research capacity by engaging 2,500 transgender Texans in clinical comparative effectiveness research studies.

A Research Engagement Advisory Council will be formed to guide the two-year project and eight regional groups will be created across the state where transgender patients, researchers, and organizations will participate in patient-centered outcomes research at various health institutions.  TransFORWARD is a community engagement partner with the University of California San Francisco’s PRIDE Study/net to recruit transgender Texans to participate in studies.

For more information on TransFORWARD and this project: https://transforward.texashealthinstitute.org/programs/pcori/

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