External Affairs | Equitas Health

Equitas Health’s External Affairs Team Champions Health Equity.

Equitas Health is a nonprofit community healthcare organization that focuses on addressing healthcare disparities and improving health outcomes for underserved and marginalized communities. The Dept. of External Affairs – which leads the organization’s public policy, advocacy, and related community engagement work – plays a critical role in advancing Equitas Health’s mission.

By addressing legal and societal concerns that impact the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals and by staying deeply connected to the community, this team helps to advance “care for all” far beyond the walls of our medical centers. This dedicated team works closely with policymakers, elected officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders to develop and implement effective strategies that promote equitable access to healthcare and address systemic barriers to health equity. By advocating for policies that advance health equity, our Dept. of External Affairs helps to create a more inclusive and just society where everyone has the opportunity to live their healthiest lives.

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Public Policy Priorities

Our first priority is ensuring adequate access to, coverage of, and stable funding for all of the healthcare services that our patients need.

Legal Clinics

Get connected with free legal assistance with changing your name and gender marker on your identification.

Gender Affirming Legal Clinic

As part of our comprehensive gender-affirming care, Equitas Health partners with TransOhio to offer free legal clinics to help transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people with name and/or gender marker changes.

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Voting Rights Center

Equitas Health believes that everyone should have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote. Our Voting Rights Center is committed to ensuring that members of our community have access to accurate information, resources, and support to help them navigate the voting process. We believe that every voice matters, and that together, we can create positive change through our votes.

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