UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Student Health
& Wellness Center
Highlighted in HRC Healthcare Equality Index
The Ashe Center Named “Leader in
LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey
ANGELES, CA –Nov. 10, 2015 – The Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness
Center, a division of UCLA Student Affairs devoted
to providing quality, accessible, state-of-the-art healthcare and education to
support the unique development of UCLA students, has been 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.
is given to facilities that meet LGBT-inclusive benchmarks that are part of the
HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index, a unique survey that encourages equal care for LGBT
Americans by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBT
patients, visitors and employees.
Center 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.
David Baron, Executive Director of The Ashe Center, said: “We are committed to
healthcare equality as one our core values in providing access to and delivery
of the highest quality health and wellness services for all UCLA students. Receiving
the HRC Foundation’s recognition validates our substantial efforts in this
regard and is an honor we are truly grateful to receive. However, it is a distinction we must now
continuously endeavor to earn.”
Ashe Center is one of a select group of healthcare
facilities nationwide to be named Leaders
in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key
criteria, including patient and employee non-discrimination policies that
specifically mention sexual orientation and gender identity, a guarantee of
equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education
for key staff members.
all the progress we’ve made, far too many LGBT people still lack inclusive and
affirming healthcare. Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality are helping to change
that, and, in the process, making the lives of LGBT patients and their families
better each and every day,” said Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights
Campaign. “LGBT people have a right to
be treated equally in all aspects of our lives, and HRC celebrates The Ashe
Center for its tireless work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment
for all patients.”
mission of The Ashe Center is to support UCLA students in the successful
attainment of their educational goals through the personalized delivery of
accessible, high-quality health and wellness services, rendered with kindness
and competence, by diligent, dedicated professionals.
The Healthcare Equality Index offers
healthcare facilities unique and powerful resources designed to help provide
equal care to a long-overlooked group of patients, as well as assistance in
complying with new regulatory requirements and access to high-quality staff
information about the Healthcare Equality
Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
The Ashe Center website, visit www.studenthealth.ucla.edu.