Healthcare Equality Index - LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care Training Opportunity

This informative training is designed to familiarize employees with the needs and concerns of LGBTQ patients.

For four years in a row, UNC Hospitals has been awarded Equality Leader status from the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The Human Rights Campaign Foundation developed the HEI to address “the need for equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming healthcare, free from discrimination based on LGBTQ status.” The Foundation is charged with promoting equitable and inclusive care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer patients and their families. Equality Leader recognition indicates that UNC Hospitals is committed to protecting its LGBTQ patients and employees from discrimination. The HEI survey gives health care facilities the resources they need to provide LGBTQ patient-centered care and recognizes those who explicitly commit to LGBTQ equity and inclusion. 

Once again UNC Hospitals has been invited to participate in the HEI survey. In order to maintain our Equality Leader status, we need to ensure employees have an opportunity to receive LGBTQ training. A training titled, “Introduction to Your LGBTQ Patients,” has been scheduled for Sept. 6, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in Cancer Hospital Conference Room 1 and Sept. 26, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in Cancer Hospital Conference Room 2. All staff can register for the webinar in LMS (UNCHHRSLGBT) - log in to LMS via Citrix. Please plan to attend one of the trainings and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Note: This training opportunity is intended for all employees and does not provide CME/CEU credit. If you are interested in FREE CME/CEU credits, take advantage of the opportunity to participate in any of the trainings offered by The National LGBT Health Education Center. Click here to register, and when registering, use UNC Hospitals’ HEI Facility ID: 55857. Registration is quick and easy.

If you have questions, please contact Aleyah Pryor-Pankey at or 984-974-1635, and view this flyer for printing/sharing.

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