UF Health Jacksonville recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader
UF Health Jacksonville will be recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in its forthcoming 2019 Healthcare Equality Index, or HEI, report.
The HEI evaluates and scores health care facilities’ policies and practices related to equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees across the nation. Facilities earning the maximum score in each category and a total score of 100 points receive HRC’s prestigious LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation.
For 2019, the HEI scoring criteria included a higher benchmark. In order to earn the top score of 100, participating facilities were evaluated on their patient nondiscrimination policies, inclusivity training for staff, LGBTQ patient services and support, and employee benefits and policies.
In addition to being a valuable tool and resource for health care organizations, the HEI is used by LGBTQ patients and their families to find facilities that provide equitable and inclusive care.
Don’t surrender to the flu
With flu season approaching, be sure to get your flu vaccination to protect patients, co-workers, visitors and yourself.
Throughout September and October, the UF Student Health Care Center will participate in flu vaccination events across UF Health to provide free flu shots to UF faculty, staff and students. Please be sure to provide your ID badge and insurance card.
Visit Bridge.UFHealth.org/flu for full details and to view an updated schedule of flu vaccination events across UF Health.
Unique program uniting UF, South Florida animal shelter earns extension
The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved a four-year extension of a program that provides UF College of Veterinary Medicine students with hands-on experience at a large, nationally recognized community animal shelter in Miami.
The Shelter Animal Sterilization and Population Management Clerkship, housed at Miami-Dade Animal Services, is approaching its third year.
The program has given the college a footprint in South Florida and affords students the opportunity to enhance their clinical and surgical skills, help needy animals and better understand the special dynamics and issues faced by large municipal shelters.