HSS is committed to providing high-quality care and skilled, compassionate, reliable service to our community in a safe and healing environment. Consistent with this commitment, HSS admits and treats patients, and provides all care and services without regard to age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, veteran or military status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law or by accreditation standards.
Each year the month of June is recognized as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and the gay rights movement in the US. Throughout this month we celebrate the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and all sexual and gender minority people have made on history, society, and culture.
For the 6th consecutive year in a row HSS is proud to be a bronze sponsor of NYC Pride. Here are some ways to honor and celebrate Pride Month both in-person and virtually:
Featured Readings & Educational Resources
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HSS strives to deliver optimal care and services to all of our patients by adopting initiatives, behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enhance cultural humility and inclusion while serving a multicultural population. We believe that healthcare services that are respectful of and responsive to health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients help to foster positive health outcomes.
HSS has been recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization in the US. Consistent with our mission of providing the highest quality care for all, this recognition is a testament to our collective effort to raise awareness, provide training and implement best practices around caring for LGBTQ+ community and fostering inclusivity. Read our LGBTQ Committee Mission Statement.
- REL and Gender Identity Data Collection
- We're Asking New Questions Handout - also in العربية (Arabic) | 中文 (Chinese) | Русский (Russian) | Español (Spanish)
- Information for Patients Brochure - also in العربية (Arabic) | 中文 (Chinese) | Русский (Russian) | Español (Spanish)
- The Role of Implicit Bias and Culture in Managing or Navigating Healthcare
- Heightening Awareness of Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Patient Care During COVID-19
- Achieving Health Equity: Best Practices for Working with the LGBTQ Community in the Healthcare Setting
- Assessing and Addressing Health Literacy: A Critical Skill for the Healthcare Team to Improve Patient Outcomes
- Enhancing Clinical Skills in Caring for LGBT Clients in a Hospital Setting
- Understanding Implicit Bias and its Impact on Clinical Practice, Decision Making and Achieving Optimal Health Outcomes
If you have any questions regarding community engagement and diversity initiatives please contact us.