13 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

National Minority Health Month – Missouri Latino Health Survey

As we celebrate National Minority Health Month in April, the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) wants to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity. MOHEC has worked the past couple of years to better understand Latino immigrants’ perspective on: 1) the process they […]

30 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast Transcripts: Summary

(Intro Music) Amy: Many people have heard the term LGBTQ, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning people. Today we’re hopeful to shed light on the T in LGBTQ. Little is really known about the T part. Which stands for transgender, or people who identify with another gender versus the biological sex to […]

09 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

MOHEC Celebrates Black History Month and Its Commitment to Health Equity

Persistent health disparities that exist between White and Black Americans are among the significant challenges facing public health today. As we celebrate Black History Month, the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) wants to raise awareness of the disparities and the present initiatives promoting health equity. Black Americans have greater difficulty accessing health care services and […]

22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast Transcripts: Kim

(Intro Music)   Amy: In our last segment of this podcast series we hear from Kim, who is co-founder of TransParent St. Louis. Kim’s youngest child also identified with his opposite gender when he was very young. And as we’ll hear next, the journey that her family has taken hasn’t always been easy. Both with […]

22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast Transcripts: Angel

(Intro Music)   Amy: This is the third segment in our podcast focusing on Transgender youth and their families. And as we’ve heard in the prior segments, parenting a transgender child can be challenging. And the medical community may have little advice, or resources to help. In this next segment, we hear from a mom, […]

22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast Transcripts: Laurie and Ken

(Intro Music)   Amy: This is our second segment of our MOHEC podcast series exploring parents’ experiences raising transgender, or gender nonconforming youth. In this segment, we hear from Laurie and Ken, who are married and the parents of three children. One of whom is transgender young man. In talking with them, it is clear […]

22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Podcast Transcripts: Jen

(Intro Music)   Amy: Many people have heard the term LGBTQ, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Questioning people. Today we’re hopeful to shed light on the T in LGBTQ. Little is really known about the T part. Which stands for transgender, or people who identify with another gender versus the biological sex […]

14 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Transgender and Gender Independent Resources

If you know of resources we’re missing, please let us know. Missouri St. Louis TransParent Our purpose is to provide support, information and resources to help parents confidently navigate their gender independent child’s personal journey of self-discovery to authentic living. Resource-rich website! MEETS EVERY THURSDAY AT ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Recommended book […]

29 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

TransParent Podcasts (Transgender and Gender Independent Youth)

MOHEC partnered with TransParent to provide the parents’ perspective of how families living with gender non-confirming youth adapt over time. TransParent is a St. Louis based organization dedicated to providing compassionate support and resources to parents and caregivers raising a gender independent child. Listen to the love, hopes, and fears of these parents of transgender […]

29 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Community Conversations

From Healthy Lives — Health Communities The overarching themes of the Community Conversation included education, information sharing and leveraging collective power. Those who attended the Community Conversation agreed that the time has come for increased action. Working together to accomplish our goals will make us more effective and confident in our ability to truly make […]