Healthcare Equality Index

HEI 2014 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

HEI Leaders map This year, 427 of the 507 HEI 2014 survey respondents (84%) met all of the Core Four criteria for LGBT patient-centered care, earning the coveted status of “2014 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.” This represents a 101% increase in the number of leaders (212 respondents were leaders in 2013).

In addition to being celebrated in the HEI report, Equality Leaders receive a special logo and a toolkit of resources for outreach to LGBT residents in their service area.

Every state except Idaho and North Dakota has at least one Equality Leader.

HEI 2014 Leaders

See a list of selected media coverage of the HEI 2014 and the 2014 Leaders and LGBT Heatlhcare Equality.

Health Systems Leading the Way

The majority of hospitals in the United States today are part of a health system or network. The Healthcare Equality Index has always had strong participation from hospitals in a variety of health systems and networks and an overwhelming majority of the hospitals in this year’s report are part of a health system or network. Here are profiles of four of the many health systems represented in the HEI.

Kaiser Permanente
Bon Secours Health System
Cone Health
Veteran's Health Adminstration