How to Move Your Health Center Toward Becoming an LGBTQ Health Care Leader

Thursday, May 17, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Greenway D-G (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
In 2017 BHCHP considered applying for inclusion in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) as a 2018 Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality. BHCHP has a Transgender Program and it seemed straightforward to apply for Leader status. However, upon reviewing the application, it became apparent that BHCHP had work to do to become inclusive of the wider LGBTQ population. BHCHP developed an "HEI Taskforce" to facilitate attaining 2019 Leader status. The presenter will: discuss why promoting inclusion/equality for LGBTQ patients is important, present the Taskforce's work, and will encourage attendees to consider using the HEI application for their institutions.
Pam Klein, RN, MSN, ACRN (Program Manager for Transgender Services, BHCHP)
Dirk WIlliams, JD (Compliance Officer/Government Grants Manager, BHCHP)