OneWorld Community Health Centers is proud to announce our “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 12th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released on Friday, August 16.
A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2019 survey, with HRC Foundation proactively researching key policies at 1,000 additional non-participating hospitals. Of those included in the HEI, an impressive 406 facilities, including OneWorld, earned HRC’s “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation, receiving the maximum score in each section and earning an overall score of 100. OneWorld is one of two health care facilities in Nebraska to receive this designation and earn an overall score of 100.
Another 148 facilities earned the “Top Performer” designation for scoring from 80 to 95 points. With 81 percent of participating facilities scoring 80 points or more, health care facilities are demonstrating concretely that they are going beyond the basics when it comes to adopting policies and practices in LGBTQ care.
“OneWorld is proud to provide quality, affordable health care specially designed to fit the needs of our LGBTQIA+ patients,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “Receiving the ‘LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader’ designation is a testament to our staff’s dedication to creating a welcoming, respectful environment at all of our clinics. All are welcome at OneWorld.”
To learn more about the LGBTQIA+-specific health care services OneWorld provides, please visit www.OneWorldOmaha.org/LGBTQ.