Education for Healthcare Providers:
On providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2018 evaluated more than 1,600 healthcare facilities nationwide.
The Joint Commission’s LGBT Field Guide
The field guide focuses on advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care for the LGBTQ+ community. It features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospitals in their efforts to create a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for LGBTQ+ patients and their families.
Access LGBTQ+ health-related articles, podcasts, handouts and presentations produced by the AMA and other leaders in the LGBTQ+ health field. Explore topics like creating an LGBTQ-friendly practice, communication with LGBTQ+ patients, understanding health issues and policies, and preventing suicide in LGBTQ+ youth.
Straight for Equality in healthcare invites you to join the growing number of healthcare providers who want to find out more about what it means to be an ally in healthcare, learn more about the specific healthcare concerns and needs of the LGBTQ+ community, and look for everyday actions they can take to support LGBTQ+ people at their practice.
As part of UNO's Criss Library Archives & Special Collections, the Queer Omaha Archives preserves and provides access to the history of LGBTQIA life in the region. The archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public material documenting the diverse people and organizations of the greater Omaha region and their experiences and work.