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Trillium Health Earns 2019 LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader Designation

Dec 9, 2019

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019)—Rating a top score in the nation, Trillium Health has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as an LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader.

Nationwide, 680 health care institutions took the survey for the 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), and Trillium Health was among 406 to garner a top score of 100. Human Rights Campaign scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

“From our founding day, the core of our mission has been to support and innovate for the LBGTQ community, so it’s always gratifying to rate with the top institutions in the country that do this work,” said Andrea DeMeo, president and CEO of Trillium Health. “The number one reason we can celebrate this achievement is that every member of our staff is dedicated to delivering our services in the best ways possible. Our people make it happen, and that’s why we’re successful,” DeMeo stated.

The 12th edition of the HEI assesses participants on four criteria: Non-Discrimination and Staff Training, Patient Services and Support, Employee Benefits and Policies, and Patient and Community

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As a community health center, Trillium Health's mission is to promote health equity by providing affordable and extraordinary primary and specialty health care and supportive services in Rochester, New York, and a nine-county service area. Our comprehensive model of care ensures health care for people from all backgrounds. Trillium Health focuses on breaking down barriers to care for underserved communities and is LGBTQ-affirming, making health care accessible for all. We offer primary and specialty care, testing, and treatment for HIV, Hepatitis C, and STDs, PrEP and PEP, an on-site diagnostic laboratory at our Monroe Avenue location, community health outreach programming, care management, on-site pharmacy services, harm reduction efforts and more. In addition to our 259 Monroe Square medical hub, Trillium Health’s umbrella of services includes Trillium Health at 170 Science Parkway, home to Pathway Pediatrics, a division of Trillium Health, and the Center for Gynecological Care & Wellness. Serving LGBTQ communities of color, the MOCHA Center, with locations in Buffalo and Rochester, connects LGBTQ people of color with events and programs that promote healthy, sex-positive living. To learn more, visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram