Article: TransECHO: A National Tele-Education Program for Expanding Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care

Few clinicians have received training to provide comprehensive primary care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people. This article describes the program design and evaluation outcomes of TransECHO, a national professional development program for training primary care teams on the provision of affirming integrated medical and behavioral health care for TGD people. TransECHO is based on Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a tele-education model that aims to reduce health disparities and increase access to specialty care in underserved areas.

As the first Project ECHO on TGD care for U.S. federally qualified health centers (HCs), TransECHO has helped to fill the gap in training on comprehensive primary care for TGD people.