Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, announces their “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
A record 680 healthcare facilities actively participated in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2019 survey, with HRC Foundation proactively researching key policies at 1,000 additional non-participating hospitals. Of those included in the 2019 HEI, 406 earned a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation with two healthcare facilities being from Oklahoma.
“Oklahoma City Indian Clinic received the top score of 100 on the HEI survey,” said Robyn Sunday-Allen, CEO of Oklahoma City Indian Clinic. “Being one of two facilities to provide LGBTQ inclusive benefits in Oklahoma is a privilege in itself.”
According to the HRC Foundation, the HEI is a national LGBTQ basis tool that evaluates healthcare facilities, practices, and policies related to LGBTQ patients, employees, and their families for healthcare.
HEI scoring criteria is divided into four categories including Non-Discrimination and Staff Training, Patient Services and Support, Employee Benefits and Policies, and Patient and Community Engagement.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to be awarded LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader,” said Sunday-Allen. “We are proud to be the only Native American healthcare facility in the U.S. that provides an inclusive non-discrimination policy for LGBTQ healthcare.”
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation/HRC: The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 19,000 patients from over 200 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please call (405) 948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.