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LGBTQIA+ Health Resources

LGBTQIA+ health resources for Emory University and Emory Healthcare.


Fahad Saeed: The importance of using inclusive language.

HRC Health Equity Index

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2020 evaluated more than 1,700 healthcare facilities nationwide.

HEI's evaluation includes four foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care:

  • an LGBTQ-inclusive patient non-discrimination policy
  • an LGBTQ-inclusive visitation policy
  • an LGBTQ-inclusive employment non-discrimination policy, and
  • staff training in LGBTQ patient-centered care

Click here to see how Emory scored.

Scholarly Articles

AAMC: Advancing Interprofessional LGBT and DSD Health Care

Additional Resources