Health & Aging

Health & Aging

Fear of discrimination causes many LGBT people to avoid seeking care and, when they do get treatment, studies have shown that LGBT people are often not treated with the respect or cultural competence that all patients deserve. Through pioneering efforts such as the Healthcare Equality Index, HRC is dedicated to improving healthcare for LGBT people and their families.

Healthcare Equality Index

Healthcare Equality Index; Leader in LGBT healthcare

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.

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Affordable Care Act

learn about the Affordable Care Act's impact on LGBT families

Learn more about what the Affordable Care Act means for LGBT people and their families.

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Find HIV testing resources and other HIV/AIDS info

Find out more about HRC's efforts to end the epidemic and the stigma facing people living with HIV & AIDS.

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Transgender Health

Watch our video series on transgender healthcare discrimination

Watch our four-part video series, "Debunking the Myths: Transgender Health and Well-Being."

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Sexual Assault & LGBT Community

Pride Flag; Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, who experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than non-LGBTQ people.

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Clinical Care Programs

map of LGBT-friendly adoption agencies

Check out our Google-based map of clinical care programs for transgender and gender-expansive youth.

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More Resources

Find other Health & Aging resources to help you and your family in the search for equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming healthcare, free from discrimination based on LGBT status.

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