Tag Archives: health policy

HHS Advances Health Equity and Protections for LGBT Americans

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on http://www.PROMOonline.org Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care for transgender people.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities—which specifically bans discrimination based on gender identity and sex stereotyping—will protect the most vulnerable […]

More Missouri hospitals LGBT-friendly

Originally posted in the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article34246524.html By: Alan Bavley New rules have just been proposed by the federal government to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by hospitals, insurance plans and health programs nationwide. Missouri already is well ahead of the curve on this one. For a state not known as […]

Fulton State Hospital’s non-discrimination policy includes gender identity

Originally posted by http://www.STLPublicRadio.org By: Marshall Griffin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fulton-state-hospitals-non-discrimination-policy-includes-gender-identification Missouri’s only state-run mental hospital has updated its non-discrimination practices to include gender identity. That’s despite the fact that Missouri’s legal definition of discrimination does not include or protect sexual orientation or sexual identity. Marty Martin-Forman is chief operating officer for Fulton State Hospital. She says their […]

New Guidance Helps Ensure that Transgender Individuals Can Access Preventive Care

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO New guidance issued by three federal agencies—the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury—could make a huge difference in lives of transgender individuals seeking access to preventive services. The guidance clarifies the rights that consumers have when accessing preventive services under the Affordable Care Act and specifically addresses […]

2014 Missouri Ranked #6 in the Nation on Hospital leaders in LGBT Healthcare

Originally posted on PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy 2014 had proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 19 Missouri hospitals, who have been designated as “Leaders of LGBT Healthcare” by […]