This year, 406 of the 680 HEI 2019 survey respondents (60%) scored 100 in the HEI 2019 and acheived the coveted status of "2019 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader." Another 148 facilities earned the “Top Performer” designation for scoring 80 to 95 points. With 81% of participating facilities scoring 80 points or more, it is clear that healthcare facilities are going beyond the basics when it comes to adopting LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.
In addition to being celebrated in the HEI 2019 report, Equality Leaders receive a special logo and a toolkit of resources for outreach to LGBTQ residents in their service area.
HEI 2019 Leaders