Feminist Women’s Health Center Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2012

Feminist Women’s Health Center Named as “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey

Media Contact: Jaime Chandra | [email protected] | 404-248-5458

Atlanta, GA – June 19, 2012 – Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC), Atlanta’s leading non-profit reproductive healthcare services and education center, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization. The Feminist Women’s Health Center earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.

Jaime Chandra of FWHC states, “We pride ourselves in providing affordable and compassionate care to all our clients especially for our constituents who face unique barriers in access to healthcare. We strive to innovatively reach out to our LGBT community and provide a safe space to ensure delivery of quality health care.”

Feminist Women’s Health Center was one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including nondiscrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff.

Feminist Women’s Health Center was congratulated by HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”

For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.

Since 1977, the Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC) has strived to empower women and vulnerable communities through service, education, and advocacy. As Atlanta's leading non-profit women's health resource, we have earned an outstanding reputation for providing quality care and community education, while working to improve women's health and expanding our reach to immigrant and LGBT communities. For more information about the Feminist Women’s Health Center, visit www.feministcenter.org