About the HEI 2013
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2013 was a tremendously successful year for HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the unique annual online survey that has been transforming healthcare for LGBT people since 2007. With LGBT equality gains often in the headlines, a record number of U.S. healthcare facilities turned to the HEI to demonstrate their commitment to LGBT patient-centered care.
HEI participation skyrocketed in 2013, for the first time encompassing facilities in all 50 states and most U.S. veterans’ hospitals. And record numbers of these facilities won the coveted status of “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by documenting that they meet the HEI’s Core Four criteria for LGBT equity and inclusion.
In addition, thousands of employees at HEI-rated facilities received expert training in LGBT patient-centered care, thanks to their HEI participation. And the HEI 2013 offered respondents a wealth of new resources, inviting them to assess themselves against more than 40 expert recommendations for optimal LGBT care.
To learn more about LGBT patient-centered care and see how the 718 HEI 2013-rated facilities performed vis-a-vis recommendations for LGBT care, download a PDF of the HEI 2013 report, read a virtual copy of it below or request a print copy.