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DEI – Swedish LGBTQI+ Comprehensive Care and Program
March 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Swedish LGBTQI+ Program team to learn how they are working to improve the available population health data to address health inequities, engaging with community, and expanding access to gender-affirming and LGBTQI+-informed care. Vinny Fox, Program Coordinator for LGBTQI+ Education and Dr. Kevin Wang, Medical Director for LGBTQI+ Program will provide an overview of the program including conducting an internal current state assessment and the assembly of several collaboratives focused on specific topics: pediatric and adolescent care, surgical standard development and healthcare navigation. Time will be reserved for audience Q&A with the entire Swedish LGBTQI+ Program team.
Vinny Fox, Program Coordinator for LGBTQI+ Education
Vinny Fox (They/Them/Theirs) leads our efforts to better support our caregivers and providers as they provide care to out LGBTQI+ community. Vinny has been with Swedish since 2015 both in the float pool and the Richmond Beach Primary Care. In 2020 they began working with the LGBTQI+ Program as a leader of the Swedish LGBTQIA+ Caregiver Resource Group and collaborated to create a Transgender Health Training program for the Swedish Patient Engagement Center. They graduated from the University of Georgia and have a background in teaching. They believe education, training, and outreach are essential to better understanding and care for the LGBTQI+ community.
Mattie Mooney, Sr. Program Coordinator for Transgender Healthcare Navigation
Mattie Mooney (They/Them/Theirs) leads our efforts to better support our Gender Diverse and Transgender patients as they access care across Swedish. Mattie is a local trans non-binary leader and organizer in the fight for increased healthcare access for the trans and gender diverse community. They believe that many solutions to issues within the trans and gender diverse community lie with trans and gender diverse folks. They state, “It’s important to rely on our own voices to share and support our own needs. It’s also important for institutions to rely on trans and gender diverse experiences to inform policy, healthcare, social services, education and economic needs.”
Mattie also shares, “When we talk about inclusion, it means giving marginalized folks the opportunity, space and safety to share what their needs are, and how you may or may not have been meeting them historically. Additionally, it’s critical for allied people and organizations to use their own privilege and access to support marginalized communities in meeting those needs. Feeling like a space is actively and genuinely inclusive means also seeing yourself and your lived experience reflected in the care and support you receive; which is why I am excited to be a part of advocating for and supporting the needs of my community through this program.”
Kevin Wang, M.D., Medical Director
Kevin Wang, MD (He/Him/His) is a cis-gender, gay family physician who sees patients at Swedish Family Medicine – First Hill in the residency clinic. He graduated from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and completed his residency at Oakwood Annapolis’s Family Medicine Residency Program with the goal of providing care to the LGBTQI+ community. He currently serves as the faculty responsible for integrating gender affirming healthcare provision in residency training at Swedish Family Medicine – First Hill and serves as medical director for Swedish’s LGBTQI+ Program. He is active in regional and national LGBTQI+ community engagement and advocacy.
Peter Mann-King, MSHCPM, Program Manager
Peter Mann-King (He/Him/His) serves as the Program Manager for Swedish’s LGBTQI+ Program. He earned a Master’s in Health Care Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s in Latin American Studies and Spanish from University of Washington. Throughout his career he has worked on various initiatives aimed at improving population health and health equity, such as setting up a rural health clinic and nutrition program in rural Honduras and evaluating the cause for high clinical vacancy rates across the U.S. Indian Health Service nation-wide. Prior to joining the LGBTQI+ Program, he managed the Swedish Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Hospital Readmission Reduction portfolios. Outside of Swedish, he enjoys running, hiking, and playing volleyball.