Dana-Farber Cancer Institute proudly announces their “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 13th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released today. A record 765 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2020 survey. Of those included in the HEI, 495 earned an “LGBTQ health care Equality Leader” designation.
”At Dana-Farber, we are fully committed to an inclusive and welcoming environment for our LGBTQ+ patients and their loved ones, as well as our staff,” said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We are proud of this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and are determined to continue breaking down barriers and creating better access to lifesaving cancer care for all patients.
“The health care facilities participating in the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) are not only on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also making it clear from their participation in the HEI that they stand on the side of fairness and are committed to providing inclusive care to their LGBTQ patients. In addition, many have made strong statements on racial justice and equity and are engaging in efforts to address racial inequities in their institutions and their communities. We commend all of the HEI participants for their commitment to providing inclusive care for all,” said HRC President Alphonso David.
The HRC Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index continues to show incredible growth in the number of healthcare institutions that are embracing and adopting LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.