CommonSpirit Health is dedicated to being inclusive and welcoming to all people, including our LGBTQ employees, patients and community members. In recognition of Pride this month, CommonSpirit Population Health welcomes the opportunity to honor our LGBTQ patients, the millions of LGBTQ people in the communities we serve and the many LGBTQ members of the Population Health family.
Population Health is dedicated to improving health care and promoting health equity. While it’s important to celebrate the substantial progress toward LGBTQ equality that our country has made in recent years, we recognize that LGBTQ inequities and disparities persist, from homelessness among LGBTQ youth to heightened anxiety and depression due to discrimination as well as discrimination against transgender and gender-expansive people. In partnership with our care providers, Population Health supports a welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients that is respectful of their identity and health care needs, and we’re dedicated to continuing our work to help put an end to these inequities and disparities.
Throughout this month—and every month—we will be reaffirming our commitment to our employees and patients who identify either as part of or as allies of the LGBTQ community. And our steadfast commitment to our LGBTQ employees and patients remains the same: that every day, you feel you are welcome here.