A new horizon
The groundbreaking NHBS-Trans study focuses on transwomen—and will result in one of the largest intentional samples of a trans population in the history of trans research. Not only does it present an unprecedented opportunity to expand on prior trans research conducted with small convenience samples, it will offer insight not yet described in public health literature.
ICF supports this project from two angles: onsite coordination and data management (at CDC) and offsite data coordination and technical assistance (at ICF headquarters).
Why it matters
The NHBS-Trans is an early step towards including trans people in large-scale federal surveys. The survey results will uncover one level of analysis. The lessons learned while creating the survey, however, will shed light on its own story. And will improve future efforts to reach trans populations and other hard-to-reach groups...because there’s still much to learn about the lives of transgender people in the United States. At the same time, there’s much more we need to learn about respectfully engaging trans people in research.