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[ASK] Healthy at every size
June 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Join FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic for an opportunity to ask questions and engage with professionals serving the trans/non-binary community.
Healthy at every size
Sometimes healthcare providers focus more on numbers than on an individuals’ overall wellbeing and health. Sometimes a provider will link medical conditions to a need for a client to lose weight. (We’ll talk about why some providers put so much emphasis on these numbers and the impact it can have on patients’ mental and physical health.) This event will talk about how people can be healthy at every size, focusing on a body-positive approach to healthcare.
Presenter: Annie Lakatos
Annie Lakatos has been a nurse practitioner since 2009 and works at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Inclusion Health Clinic and the General Internal Medicine Clinic. She provides primary care, hormone replacement therapy and PrEP alongside preventive care and education. She is passionate about making each patient feel welcome and creating a space that is supportive and health-promoting for her patients.
About ASK events:
ASK the Expert events are open periods of regularly scheduled time (Tuesdays from 6-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1-2:00pm) where you can ask questions to health care providers, mental health professionals, social workers, advocates, and lawyers.
Initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions and topics discussed may focus on medical issues, mental health concerns, coping skills, access to public benefits, links to resources, where and how to access support. Each session will have a broad focus within these areas. Come with your questions. Sit back. Or lean in.
If you miss the live events, they’ll be recorded!
All ASK events will have an ASL interpreter. Please reach out with any access needs.
PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.
This project is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.