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Increasing Gender – Affirming Care with Project sTrenGth

Care Resource’s Project STrenGth program was created for transgender individuals to further bridge the gaps in accessing support and healthcare services in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

This program is made possible by grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Transcend initiative, which focuses on providing comprehensive, health services for transgender persons including HIV testing, status-neutral prevention, linkage and care, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), gender affirming hormone therapy, STI and hepatitis testing and treatment, primary health care, chronic disease management, and navigation to support services.

Myka Osorio, Medical Project Coordinator, and Project sTrenGth Lead, states that, “Care Resource is uniquely positioned to assist transgender and gender-diverse individuals with their health care management needs. The mobile medical unit will be a powerful and effective tool against these struggles by finding those who need help and meeting them where they are in the community.

According to the CDC, in the state of Florida a staggering 53% of all transgender people remain unemployed and 45% lack any sort of medical insurance coverage. This makes engaging in care difficult along with other barriers like stigma or prejudice standing between them and quality health care services exacerbating matters further.

Project sTrenGth hopes to address these disparities, by providing safe, affordable, and quality gender affirming health care. Some gender-affirming services include clinical STI screenings, Pap tests, breast exams, and prostate cancer screenings.

For more information about Project sTrenGth or to enroll in services, please call 786-761-2756, or email

About Care Resource:

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full health care needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.

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