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TransCare Launches National Consulting Agency

Public Health and Provider Trainings on Transgender Healthcare and Social Services

TransCare is a new national consulting agency that provides public health agencies and community outreach organizations with transgender health training, capacity building, technical assistance, and educational resources.

TransCare was established to educate providers on crippling health care barriers that put this population at risk. Our aim is to decrease these disparities and increase access and awareness.

With on-site training, we will provide your entire agency or targeted staff with an educational overview of transgender health issues, assist in developing a standards of care or protocols, help in identifying transgender legal issues, and engage your agency in becoming culturally competent in providing health care services to the transgender population.

We will design trainings specifically for your organizational needs. Our areas of expertise include: HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, substance abuse, counseling and testing, LGBT youth and healthcare outreach.

Founder and Director

A.D. Marcel has been working in public health field for the last 10 years. He is also the past Director for TransHealth and Education Development Program, the only state funded public health program for transgenders in the US. In addition, he brings years of experience with adolescent HIV/AIDS programming, HIV/AIDS case management, street outreach, as well as HIV/AIDS counseling and testing. Within in his home agency in Massachusetts, he is presently Director for HIV Client Services. This year he participated in the Surgeon General?s Leadership Campaign on AIDS a program under Health Resources and Services Administration and reviewed grants for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. He also participates on LGBT working group for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. He is currently writing a book on Transgender Health Care Policy. Over the last 4 years he has consulted on transgender health issues with the US Department of Health and Human Services, including Health Resources and Services Administration, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He co-authored the Healthy People 2010 LGBT Companion Document. In 2000, he advised the CDC on the tuberculosis outbreak in the city of Baltimore. He also consults with various Department of Public Health agencies throughout the US. Mr. Marcel specializes in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and general health care strategies that assist transgender individuals to access healthcare. He is a frequent presenter at the American Public Health Association national conferences, US Conference on AIDS, HIV Prevention Conference, National Association of People with AIDS, and other state and local HIV/AIDS conferences in relation to transgenders. Mr. Marcel has over 12 publications in the areas of transgenders and HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and access to health care.

Upcoming Presentations and Trainings:

Bloomington, Indiana;
Indiana University- Conference, Sexual Minority Youth in the Heartland 2002

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
National Association of People with AIDS 2002

Danvers, Massachusetts;
North Shore AIDS Training 2002

For a detailed brochure of services and fees please email with name, address, and telephone number to

For further information on presentations: email

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