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Care Resource earns recognition for LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare

Care Resource gets top recognition for creating a safe and inclusive healthcare space. They offer LGBTQ+ focused services and training for staff

Care Resource has been awarded the prestigious designation of "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer" in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2024 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). This achievement reflects the organization's commitment to providing inclusive and accessible healthcare services for LGBTQ+ patients.

The HEI is the nation's leading LGBTQ+ healthcare benchmarking tool. It evaluates healthcare facilities on their policies and practices related to patient care, employee benefits, and community engagement. A record-breaking 1,065 healthcare providers participated in the 2024 survey, with only 462 receiving the "High Performer" distinction.

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Care Resource's dedication to LGBTQ+ inclusion

Care Resource's recognition as a High Performer underscores its dedication to creating a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ patients. This commitment manifests in several key areas:

Non-discrimination policies

Care Resource has implemented comprehensive non-discrimination policies that protect patients, staff, and visitors based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They have communicated these policies throughout the organization.

Staff training

Care Resource provides ongoing training for its staff on LGBTQ+ cultural competency. This training equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver sensitive and respectful care to LGBTQ+ patients.

Patient services and support

Care Resource offers a variety of services and support programs specifically tailored to the needs of LGBTQ+ patients. This may include access to LGBTQ+ competent providers, gender-affirming care, and resources on LGBTQ+ health topics.

Community engagement

Care Resource actively engages with the LGBTQ+ community to build trust and understanding. This may involve participation in LGBTQ+ community events, partnerships with LGBTQ+ organizations, and outreach programs designed to address the specific healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Benefits of LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare

Research has shown that LGBTQ+ individuals often experience disparities in healthcare access and quality. They may be less likely to seek preventive care, more likely to experience discrimination from healthcare providers, and have higher rates of certain health conditions.

Care Resource's commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion helps to address these disparities by creating a safe and welcoming environment where LGBTQ+ patients feel comfortable seeking the care they need. This can lead to improved health outcomes, increased patient satisfaction, and a stronger sense of trust between patients and providers.

Continued Advancement in LGBTQ+ Healthcare

The HRC Foundation acknowledges that work is still needed to achieve LGBTQ+ inclusion in healthcare. While Care Resource's achievement is a significant step forward, it's important to recognize areas for continued progress. This may include:

  • Expanding access to gender-affirming care services.
  • Addressing the specific healthcare needs of transgender and non-binary patients.
  • Increasing outreach to LGBTQ+ communities of color who may face additional barriers to healthcare access.

Finding LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare providers

The HRC Foundation's HEI website provides a searchable database of healthcare facilities participating in the HEI survey. This allows patients to find LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare providers in their area.

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