LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Medical Director Erik Wert, DO, MPH, FACOI

This year, 303 healthcare providers achieved the coveted status of "2017 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality." Ingham Community Health Centers is one of only two in the state of Michigan to receive this designation for going beyond the basics when it comes to adopting LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.

Core objectives of the Healthcare Equality Index are:

  • Ensure foundational protection for patients, visitors and staff in patient and staff policies and provide cultural competency training on LGBTQ inclusion
  • Demonstrate progress toward inclusion on LGBTQ patient care and support
  • Cultivate an inclusive workforce by providing LGBTQ-inclusive employee support and benefits
  • Demonstrate public commitment to the LGBTQ community