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Sparking Interest from Rural Missouri Hospitals on LGBT Health

Upon concluding the review process for our Mid-Missouri and Southeast Missouri Hospitals, health advocates were faced with the challenge of sparking interest among rural hospital officials on a review of their LGBT welcoming policies. Knowing the formula for sparking interest among urban hospitals, we knew that rural outreach would be considerably different. Putting on our strategy caps, advocates came up with a road map to engage these hospitals.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Leads in LGBT Health

 by: Erin Curran
Manager-Education, Quality Research
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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Nudging Missouri Hospitals on LGBT Welcoming Policies

Building off of the work of Tracy McCreery, former Manager of Public Policy for PROMO, my name is Andrew Shaughnessy, current Manager of Public Policy. In the last installment of our Missouri Case study, Tracy observed firsthand the difficulty in getting Missouri-based hospitals, which clearly have LGBT friendly policies, to stand up as leaders in filling out the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Don’t worry – this still remains the case for some hospitals – but we are seeing a positive shift from many of our targeted hospitals.
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