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Most hospitals performed well on LGBTQ+ equity, Human Rights Campaign report finds

March 30, 2022

Most participating healthcare facilities performed well on the annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) survey put out by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

In the 15th edition of the HEI, which measured 2,200 healthcare facilities on equitable treatment of LGBTQ+ patients, 496 facilities earned a leader distinction and 251 earned a top performer distinction.

“LGBTQ+ people are often subject to discrimination in all spaces, including healthcare facilities, which leads to members of the community avoiding care and anticipating our voices will not be respected in an incredibly vulnerable environment,” said Tari Hanneman, director of health and aging at The Human Rights Campaign, in a press release. “The Healthcare Equality Index, at its core, strives to ensure LGBTQ+ people are protected and affirmed by their healthcare providers and feel safe seeking services.”

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