LGBT Health Readiness Assessments in Health Centers: Key Findings

The National LGBT Health Education Center started conducting direct training and technical assistance with Federally Qualified Health Centers in 2014. This service was made possible by the expansion of our National Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration to include technical assistance work. Since 2014, seventeen health centers in six states (Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, and Texas) have participated in the assessment process.

Development of the questions used in our technical assistance assessment process was an iterative progression, refined over time by both The National LGBT Health Education Center and our partnering organizations. Portions of the assessment are based on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index and the Joint Commission’s Field Guide on Advancing LGBT Health.