About Equitas Health Institute
The Equitas Health Institute is the education and research arm of Equitas Health, focusing on reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community. Whether you are a medical or social service provider, higher education institute, or corporate workplace, we can tailor our trainings, assessments, and consulting to meet the needs of your team and those you serve.
Serving Ohio’s Leaders
We have experience serving Ohio’s healthcare leaders and corporate culture innovators. Some of our satisfied clients include:
News and Updates
We’re #stillteaching during COVID-19
The “new normal” must include affirming healthcare. That’s why we’re now offering all of our workshops and trainings as webinars. Recently Lead Trainer Ramona Peel conducted a live webinar titled, “Combatting Bias via Cultural Humility: Making Historical Sites More Inclusive for the LGBTQ+ Community,” with AmeriCorps members at the Ohio History Connection. Here’s what one participant had to say: “I am so glad we still had the opportunity to learn how historical sites can combat bias with cultural humility, even though the in-person training had
LGBTQ+ Provider Guide Now Digital!
The Equitas Health Institute Provider Guide is a listing of Ohio medical and social service providers who offer varying degrees and types of LGBTQ+ affirming care. Now you can search the guide by geographic region on our website! Providers listed in this guide answered “yes” to at least one of the following questions. When searching the guide, you’ll use tthe corresponding symbols to determine the nature of LGBTQ+ affirming services each provider offers. PROVIDER COLOR KEY: Has had LGBTQ-specific cultural competency training. Have you received any
COVID-19 and the Systemic Impact on Health Outcomes
Public health crises highlight already existing disparities that are often unseen or overlooked. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting changes to society have severely affected populations worldwide. While mortality is but one measure of the severity of the pandemic, the numbers continue to rise with scores of individuals infected daily. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control on April 1, 2021, the nationwide impact of COVID-19 has resulted in the deaths of nearly 591,000 people and 33 million total cases since