Peoria Proud announces LGBTQ-friendly healthcare directory

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PEORIA — Peoria Proud announced a new directory of LGBTQ healthcare providers on Sunday.

From Peoria Proud’s Facebook post:

56% of LGBTQ+ individuals report having experienced some form of healthcare discrimination. 51.1% of primary care providers (PCPs) agree that they are competent in providing LGBT care. A mere 15% of PCPs claim they have received focused training regarding LGBT patient care.

With these concerns in mind, Peoria Proud is pleased to announce our latest community resource, the LGBT Directory of Clinical Care Services (DoCCS), which hopes to recognize our local providers who ARE affirming.

LGBT DoCCS is a community driven resource that will utilize YOUR experiences in healthcare to help provide a comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ affirming providers in the Peoria area. As a community member who identifies as LGBTQ+, you may fill out an anonymous survey to report a positive experience you had with a provider in the area. These responses will then be used to assess local providers on their competencies, and create our comprehensive provider list.

If you have an provider you would like to recognize, fill out the following survey:

https://forms.gle/zbgG1w6i4R1dSU926

In addition to filling out the survey, please share this resource with friends and local organizations to have the biggest impact possible!

Peoria Proud said that the directory doesn’t serve to replace any formal clinical decision-making or healthcare counseling. LGBT DoCCS solely acts as a supplemental tool for community members in their search for LGBTQ+ affirming providers.

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