Austin, Texas – The Rebekah Baines Johnson (RBJ) Health Center, which houses our Sexual Health Clinic, was recently named as a Top Performer by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
This year, only 22% of HEI participating facilities received the Top Performer designation. HEI gives facilities a score based on how many LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices they have in place by looking at the following criteria:
- The foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care
- Patient services and support
- Employee benefits and support
- Patient and community engagement
The RBJ Health Center received full points for patient non-discrimination, employment non-discrimination, training in LGBTQ patient-centered care, employee benefits and policies and transgender-inclusive health insurance.
"At Austin Public Health our core purpose is to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of our community," said Stephanie Hayden, Director of Austin Public Health. "This Healthcare Equality Index recognition shows the success we have in meeting our mission and providing inclusive care for all."
Austin Public Health’s RBJ Health Center, located at 15 Waller Street, provides Tuberculosis screening and treatment and the testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
For more information visit AustinTexas.gov/SexualHealthClinic.