Rural Voices

Rural Voices will be held virtually on February 26, 2021.

Rural Voices brings together healthcare & social service professionals, community members, and activists to focus on the needs and experiences of trans and gender diverse people in rural regions. Through lenses of intersectionality, allyship, and advocacy, all sessions feature panels or presentations from a wide range of backgrounds and lived experiences.

The learning objectives for Rural Voices are:

  • Develop a foundational knowledge about gender diversity, including health needs and disparities.
  • Increase skills and confidence for providing medical and behavioral health services to transgender and gender diverse communities.
  • Identify strategies to meet the unique healthcare needs of gender diverse communities in a rural context.
  • Connect health and social service providers with resources for transgender & gender diverse communities.


Register Today!

Apply for a Scholarship by FEB 19


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM:

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM:
Experiences with Healthcare in Rural Ohio Panel
Moderated by Michelle Pride, Ph.D.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM:

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:
Keynote Address: Maureen Osborne, Ph.D.
Differences in Rural vs Urban/Suburban Mental Health Services: Tips for Providers Working With Gender Diverse Clients

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:
Lunch, Optional networking event with TransOhio and other sponsors

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM:
Experiences Providing Healthcare to Rural Populations Panel
Moderated by Gary E. Cordingley, M.D., Ph.D.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM:

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM:
Experiences with Parenting and Reproduction Panel
Moderated by Jane Balbo, D.O.

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM:
Closing and Evaluation

Register for Rural Voices Today!

Continuing Medical Education

Physicians: The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine designates this program for a maximum of 4.25 credits of AOA Category 1-A credit and will report the CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Nurses: Consortium for Healthcare Education in Ohio (CHEAO) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Continuing Education hours are pending approval.

The event is finished.


Feb 26 2021


9:00 am - 3:00 pm