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Human Rights Campaign releases the 2020 Healthcare Equality Index

It's out!! Really excited to see this year's HEI in which the HRC rates hospitals and healthcare systems on how responsive they are to the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community. Congrats to EMB members Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Medical Center

for getting top scores!!! Also notable is Broward Health Imperial Point who scored an 80 out of 100. Check out the report and how your favorite healthcare company fared.


FROM THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

In its 13th year, 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 evaluates more than 1,700 healthcare facilities nationwide.


Ever year, we recognize the health care facilities that participate in the HEI for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion. This year, however, we must also extend our deepest gratitude to these facilities for their courageous fight against COVID-19 and their commitment to addressing racism and injustice.


To see the full report, go to https://www.hrc.org/resources/healthcare-equality-index


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Equality Means Business is a project of Equality Florida & the Equality Florida Institute. We are the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information call 813-870-3735.

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