Healthcare Equality Index


Rating U.S. Healthcare Facilities on LGBT Equality

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees.   

The HEI 2014 evaluates a total of 1504 healthcare facilities nationwide.

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HEI Leaders

This year 427 healthcare facilities met all of the Core Four criteria for LGBT patient-centered care.

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HEI Interactive Map

This year’s HEI evaluates 1504 healthcare facilities nationwide. Find the policies for a facility near you on our interactive map.

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Register to Participate

Healthcare facilities with 100 or more employees are invited to participate in the 2015 HEI.

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Core Four Leader Criteria

The HEI asks healthcare organizations whether they meet four foundational criteria for LGBT patient-centered care.

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For LGBT Patients

Find resources to protect your rights and navigate healthcare.                          

Patient Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering what types of facilities can participate in the HEI?  Why they should participate?  Is there a fee?

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The Healthcare Equality Index is funded in part by grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, Pfizer and PhRMA.