LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality LogoThe Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQ+ Council and PRIDE Employee Resource Group has taken on the role to complete the required Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) survey. For the tenth consecutive year, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people recognized UC Davis Medical Center as a LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader in 2020.

The award demonstrates commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBTQ+ patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing quality health care and respect.

Patients can search online for UC Davis Medical Group physicians who self-identify, based on expertise and comfort level, as LGBTQ+ welcoming.

View HEI 2020 report (PDF)

Watch this HEI 2020 Healthcare Heroes video, which honors the health care facilities designated as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders for their commitment to providing inclusive health care for all.

LGBTQ+ welcoming providers at UC Davis Health

Patients can search for UC Davis Medical Group physicians who self-identify, based on expertise and comfort level, as LGBTQ+ welcoming.

UC Davis Medical Group


The ECHO Experience

  • The opportunity to tap into the collaborative power of health center teams and public health experts
  • 12 months of free training, technical assistance, and coaching for your health center
  • Access to nationally-recognized faculty and experts
  • Access to state-of-the-art resources, tools, and effective practices

Transgender Health ECHO

Through the use of the Project ECHO model, Transgender Health ECHO is an educational opportunity to learn how to create systems of care that support transgender and gender-diverse patients and to learn from experts and apply those learnings to increase the availability of culturally-responsible, comprehensive primary care for transgender people.

Who should participate?

  • Providers and staff in lookalike and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
  • Providers interested in providing care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients.
  • Health Center Staff with an ability to commit to 12 two-hour sessions in 12 months.
  • Providers with an interest in the opportunity to tap into the collaborative power of health center teams and public health experts.
  • Health Center Staff and Providers with an interest in helping their own health center increase their competency in providing care to transgender and gender non-conforming patients.