June 18, 2024

Equitable care, better health this Pride Month

While June is Pride Month, you can show your support to LGBTQ+ patients all year long with a few simple actions. These small efforts can create an environment where all patients feel welcome and encouraged.

Individuals who feel they have a connection with their provider tend to seek out care and follow through with treatment plans, which improves health outcomes. Often, members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t seek medical care because they don’t feel comfortable or understood.

What you can do

How to update your profile

  • Visit the My Practice Profile interactive guide for instructions on updating your practice profile to include Health Equity information
  • LGBTQ+ services are reported and displayed as Areas of Expertise (AOEs) in our provider directory. Available AOEs specific to LGBTQ+ supportive services are: 
    • Gender-affirming care
    • Gender-affirming surgery (female to male) – Bottom
    • Gender-affirming surgery (female to male) – Top
    • Gender-affirming surgery (male to female) – Bottom
    • Gender-affirming surgery (male to female) – Top
    • LGBTQ+ supportive
    • Transgender
    • Transgender – Electrolysis/Hair removal
    • Transgender facial feminization surgery
    • Transgender – Hormone therapy

Report completed cultural competency training 

We display cultural competency in our directory. The available cultural competency value specific to LGBTQ+ training is LGBTQ+ communities.

Completing continuing education classes and updating your profile will help remove barriers to care for this underserved community.


View the How to enhance your provider profile to support health equity page to learn how you can make additional updates to your provider profile to support health equity.


If you have questions or need additional resources, visit our Cultural Competency page.


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