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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Leads in LGBT Health

 by: Erin Curran
Manager-Education, Quality Reserach
Interim Manager-Refugee Health and Interpreter Services

Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence


Different populations of people often times have different health care needs. A 2012 report by the Missouri Foundation for Health identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians as a population that experiences poorer health outcomes than the general population. 

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Missouri Ranks #6 in the Nation on Hospital leaders in LGBT Healthcare

This year has proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 19 Missouri hospitals, who have been designated as “Leaders of LGBT Healthcare” by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for having welcoming policies inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Making LGBT Health Matter in Missouri Hospitals

This year has proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 47 Missouri hospitals, who have included 105 new LGBT welcoming policies to their core values. As an LGBT Missourian it certainly gives me relief to know that I can access health care facilities and be me: my authentic self.

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