Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Better Health Care Now!

In the summer of 2006, FTM Alliance of Los Angeles and the Transgender Law Center expanded our health care access programs to include working on transforming health care services offered at LA based community clinics. In doing this work, we are emphasizing community organizing strategies. The work is funded primarily by the California Endowment, California Wellness Foundation, and Liberty Hill Foundation.

Los Angeles Community Organizing

Los Angeles has a long history of community organizing. This Campaign is a great chance to advance that work in the direction of health care access. Community organizing also helps increase skills among a broad group of community members that can be used in advancing other important issues that impact our communities.

Why Community Clinics?

We are targeting community clinics instead of private clinics because of the central role they play in other California counties and their potential for providing services to a broad range of care here in Los Angeles. The Campaign will identify up to 5 clinics from around the county with whom we can work to increase their ability to provide health care to our community. This would mean that the services would be available to people without insurance, people on Medi-Cal, and probably on a sliding scale basis to people whose insurance excludes transition related care.

How can I get involved?

Join our team of Campaign Leaders who will help plan the campaign, conduct outreach, present community workshops, and develop media strategy.

Get on our mailing list to get more information about upcoming community workshops, meetings, and campaign events by emailing:

Invest in increasing health care access by making a donation to FTM Alliance:

FTM Alliance of Los Angeles, Inc.
PO Box 412526
Los Angeles, CA 90041