LGBTQ+ Community Response

Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization (C-WHO) aims to address lack of access to sensitive and appropriate clinical care, care management, and care coordination for individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ in rural communities.

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LGBTQ+ Facts

Data from a nationally representative CAP survey shows:

  • 10% of LGBTQ+ respondents indicated that they had avoided medical care due to discrimination

  • 25% of transgender respondents indicated that they had avoided medical care due to discrimination

Why

Our Strategic Objective

We strive to:

  • Eliminate health disparities for LGBTQ individuals

  • Cultivate culturally sensitive and appropriate care teams for LGBTQ individuals living in rural communities

How

Current Project

PiICN- The Pride in Idaho Care Neighborhoods is generously funding from the Cambia Health Foundation, C-WHO has partnered with Valor Health to pilot a model of coordinated and whole person care to marginalized patient populations in rural areas. The demonstration is based on the question, “How can we deliver appropriate, inclusive, and safe care together with our partners?”. The findings of the project will be scaled to serve as a roadmap for other communities across the country

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Project Outcomes

  • Generated over $300,000 in funding to develop a care model for LGBTQ+ patients in rural areas

  • Provided 3,000 hours of technical assistance to rural and independent providers

  • Enhanced care programs in over 60 clinics

Raoul RolfesLGBTQ+ Community Response