Annual nationwide HRC survey recognizes CCI’s commitment and initiative to promote inclusive care for LGTBQ+ patients.
The annual nationwide survey recognizes CCI’s commitment and initiative to promote inclusive care for LGBTQ+ patients.
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND, APRIL 4, 2022 – CCI Health Services has been confirmed by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a place to receive equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive, nondiscriminatory, and welcoming health care.
Released on March 28 in its 15th iteration, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool for evaluating health care facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees.
CCI received recognition in the Foundational Policies for LGBTQ+ Healthcare category, which serves to highlight organizations that demonstrate foundational policies to promote inclusion and a commitment to training in LGBTQ+ competent care.
“It is a great honor to have the HRC acknowledge our efforts in this year’s HEI,” said Jessica Wilson, CCI’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We feel this is an excellent first step towards proving ourselves as the premier health care source for our friends and neighbors in the LGBTQ+ community.”
CCI offers essential health services tailored specifically to helping the LGBTQ+ community, including specialized behavioral health counseling, care management, and PrEP access. CCI also plans and implements several year-round educational campaigns centering on the LGBTQ+ experience and promoting acceptance within the wider community.
To read the HEI 2022 report, visit: https://www.hrc.org/resources/healthcare-equality-index.
About CCI Health Services: Founded in 1972, CCI Health Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides quality and affordable health care to patients in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In addition, CCI Health Services empowers underserved populations and advocates for a more equitable health care system.