LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Health Department’s Community Health Centers recently participated in the Healthcare Equality Index survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). Of the more than 1,500 facilities included in the index, the Ingham Community Health Centers is one of just 302 nationwide to receive the top designation.
Only one other healthcare provider in the state of Michigan received the coveted Leader status. The designation is based upon foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.
“We are committed to providing inclusive care to everyone in our community,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We will continue to strive for ways to support LGBTQ patients and community members and address LGBTQ health disparities.”
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) is the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade of progress in LGBTQ healthcare.