Named “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by Human Rights Campaign
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
Lurie Children’s earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.
Lurie Children’s has been named a “Leader in LGBT Equality” every year since 2014*.
*The Healthcare Equality Index was not completed by HRC in 2015.
In 2017, our program earned the Business Leadership Award from Equality Illinois, an organization dedicated to advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community. Watch the video below to learn about award.
LGBTQ Pride Flag Stickers
Keep an eye out for the Rainbow and Trans Pride Flag Stickers on our badges at Lurie Children’s! Hospital staff can choose to add these stickers to their badge as a symbol of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients and families.
In 2017, Lurie Children’s revealed our very own pronoun stickers. Pictured below are a range of the most typical identities, but allowed for self-identification to prevent anyone from feeling unseen. We are in the process of expanding access to these stickers but, in the meantime, don’t hesitate to ask about them!
Since 2015, Lurie Children’s has been present annually at Chicago Pride Fest. Pride Fest creates a space for community organizations and businesses to celebrate and affirm the LGBTQ community, while also allowing them to engage and learn about services provided.
Our Model Policy & Procedure to Assist Schools in Being Gender Inclusive
In April 2016, Lurie Children’s issued our Model Policy and Administrative Procedure to guide schools as they navigate how to support gender inclusion, something that is important for all students. Read the position statement.
The intent of the Model Policy is to provide information and example practices that may help school districts meet and comply with Title IX regulations. School districts should consult with their attorney and review the applicable laws and guidance from the OCR and DOJ to make their own determination of the requirements under applicable law.