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UC medical centers recognized as leaders in LGBTQ health care equality

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Five UC Health hospitals were distinguished by the Human Rights Campaign as leaders in LGBTQ health care equality after being evaluated in accordance to the organization’s Healthcare Equality Index. UC Berkeley program allows undergraduate students to work with on-campus researchers CA congressional members pen letter opposing religious restrictions in UC health care affiliations UC Berkeley transgender organizations advocate for safety on campus Five UC Health medical centers have been recognized as leaders in LGBTQ health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, a national LGBTQ civil rights organization.

The Healthcare Equality Index, or HEI, is a tool used to gauge the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ patients, staff and visitors at health care facilities across the country, according to the HRC website. Every year, the HRC recognizes health care facilities that participate in the HEI.

The HEI measures facilities in four categories: patient services and support, employee benefits, community engagement and LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy, which encompasses policy toward patients, employees and visitors, according to a UC press release.

Health care facilities that achieve a score of 100, the highest possible score, on the HEI are given the distinction of “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” according to the website. This year, […]

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