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Feminist Women’s Health Center Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2013
Feminist Women’s Health Center Named as “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey
Atlanta, GA – July 11, 2013 –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 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and 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 significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
Jaime Chandra of FWHC states, “We strive to provide quality compassionate and affordable reproductive healthcare to all those we serve. We proudly promote a safe and inclusive space for all constituents including the LGBT community who may encounter unique barriers in access to healthcare.”
Feminist Women’s Health Center was one of a select group of 464 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.
Feminist Women’s Health Center was congratulated by HRC Health & Aging Director Shane Snowdon. “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 2013, 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 her constituents and vulnerable communities through service, education, and advocacy. As Atlanta's leading non-profit health resource, we have earned an outstanding reputation for providing quality care and community education, while working to improve health and expanding our reach to immigrant and LGBT communities. For more information about the Feminist Women’s Health Center, visit www.feministcenter.org or www.feministcenter.org/about-fwhc/media-center