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Healthcare Equality Index

In its 11th year, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2018 evaluates more than 1,600 healthcare facilities nationwide.


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Search here to find the healthcare facilities in your state that are evaluated in the HEI 2018. The HEI 2018 includes three types of evaluations for healthcare facilities:

2018 Participant facilities actively took the HEI 2018 survey and submitted their policies and documented practices to HRC for review and received an official score in the HEI 2018 report.

Past Participant facilities completed the HEI survey in either 2014 and/or 2016 and received an unofficial score in the HEI 2018 report.

Researched Hospitals are facilities that have not actively participated in the HEI survey. As a service to the LGBTQ community, the HRC Foundation has researched whether these facilities have three foundational policies in place to ensure LGBTQ inclusion of patients, visitors and employees. These facilities do not receive a score.

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