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New MAAETC Pocket Guides
New Materials on Trans-Health, Motivational Interviewing, and SBIRT

The purpose of these new resources is to educate and enable providers to provide relevant, competent and up-to-date care to all of their patients.

The Health Screening Recommendations for Trans Men and the Health Screening Recommendations for Trans Women pocket cards are accessible and easy to read resources that can be utilized in primary care and specialty care settings. The goal of these pocket cards is to increase providers’ competency in discussing sexual and reproductive health with their transgender patients. These guides reference recommendations from the CDC, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and UCSF Center for Excellence for Transgender Health. Very few concise resources exist regarding sexual health screening recommendations for transgender patients and the MAAETC felt that this was a gap in provider knowledge that needed to be filled. In addition to sexual health screening guidelines, these guides also include best practices for providing affirming care, tips for successful clinical encounters with transgender patients, and a sample script for taking a sexual health history.

The Motivational Interviewing (MI) pocket card provides a brief overview of principles and best practices for successfully eliciting behavior change with patients. MI elicits the patient’s motivation and personal reasons for changing and has been empirically validated for culturally diverse populations in the context of chronic medical problems, psychiatric disorders, medication adherence, diet and exercise, and drug and alcohol use. This pocket card lays out the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of eliciting and strengthening motivation for change with patients.

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) pocket card is an evidence-based public health approach designed to motivate patients to commit to altering patterns of alcohol and drug use and to prevent, reduce, or eliminate personal and public harms. Both MI and SBIRT can be integrated into primary and specialty care settings. These cards were developed as a collaboration between the MAAETC, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Trans Men Health Screening Recommendations Trans Women Health Screening Recommendations Motivational Interviewing SBIRT - Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment