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LGBTQ Health

AtlantiCare is committed to providing respectful and compassionate health care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) patients. We aim to meet the unique needs of each patient regardless of sexual or gender orientation.

As part of AtlantiCare's Commitment to Diversity, we provide training and resources to staff, and engage both community and staff in identifying opportunities and concerns. Members of our clinical team receive annual training on the special healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community.

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Did You Know?

AtlantiCare's Infectious Disease Clinic is a multidisciplinary, hospital based practice which provides health maintenance, disease prevention, and specialty care for Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, TB, travel medicine and HIV/AIDS. We offer onsite Rapid HIV Testing and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) counseling for patients considered high risk for contracting HIV. Because of our hospital affiliation, laboratory and pharmacy support are easily accessible and are onsite.

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Understanding the need

LGBTQ individuals experience disparity in the prevalence of certain physical and mental health concerns, and in receiving care, due to a variety of factors including stigma, ignorance of, and insensitivity to their unique needs. These disparities include the following:

  • Less access to insurance and health care services, including preventive care (such as cancer screenings).
  • Lower overall health status.
  • Higher rates of smoking, alcohol, and substance abuse.
  • Higher risk for mental health illnesses, such as anxiety and depression
  • Higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
  • Increased incidence of some cancers
  • Studies suggest that the cause of these disparities is a lack of environmental and community supports, and not biological predisposition.

Source: Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family- Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community: A Field Guide – The Joint Commission

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Promoting Respect Individuality Diversity and Equality at AtlantiCare (PRIDE)

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AtlantiCare embraces its strategic commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2010, we began to formalize our approach to this most valuable piece of the puzzle. Since then, our diversity and inclusion initiatives have consisted of multi-faceted approaches to ensure alignment with our organizational vision and Performance Excellence Commitments.

To help address these issues, AtlantiCare formed seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), including PRIDE (Promoting Respect Individuality Diversity and Equality at AtlantiCare), which focuses on issues affecting the LGBTQ population, both within AtlantiCare and in the communities we serve. 

HEI leader in healthcare equity 2016Our PRIDE group has spearheaded work to revise policies and procedures impacting staff and patients, leading to to ARMC's designation as an HEI Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality for five consecutive years. PRIDE has also helped to implement annual training programs for AtlantiCare staff and providers.

The group has also coordinated community focus group sessions to obtain LGBTQ community feedback on delivery of care and seated an LGBTQ community member to the ARMC Patient Advisory Council.

Report: AtlantiCare's Diversity and Inclusion Journey
LGBTQ PRIDE Brochure
Recruitment Ad

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Policies

Equal Opportunity, Non-discrimination and Code of Conduct
Access Guidelines for Quality Care for Transgender Patients
Patient Visitation Rights - English (pdf)
Aviso sobre el derecho a visitas (pdf)

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Patient Education Materials

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Coming Out to Your Health Care Provider
Gender Dysphoria Fact Sheet (pdf)
You Can Help End Homophobia

 

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Community Engagement

pride-boardwalkIn the five years since its creation, AtlantiCare's PRIDE group has ...

  • Created an "It Gets Better Video" in support of LGBT youth. Video posted on It Gets Better website
  • Participation in numerous AtlantiCare and community health fairs
  • Participation in numerous AtlantiCare and community career fairs
  • Created external "Meet-Up" social group for Healthcare LGBT professionals and allies
  • Participation in Stand-OUT Expo in Atlantic City, supporting awareness of LGBT community

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Inaugural AtlantiCare Walk/Run/Stomp on Pancreatic Cancer

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Join the fun and participate in a one mile walk, 5K run or cardio fusion exercise class led by certified AtlantiCare LifeCenter instructors.


Online Registration is now Closed

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Registration: 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
5K start time: 8:30 a.m.
Walk/Cardio start time: 9 a.m.

AtlantiCare Health Park
2500 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Pancreatic Cancer affects an equal number of men and women. Its tendency to spread silently before diagnosis makes it the fourth deadliest cancer diagnosis. Your participation will make a difference to our patients! Proceeds benefit AtlantiCare’s “Treasure the Moment Fund” to assist our cancer patients with expenses such as prescription co-pays, wigs, prosthesis and more, allowing them to focus their energies on healing.

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Thank you for considering a donation to AtlantiCare’s Mission HealthCare
and using today as your moment of compassion.


AtlantiCare’s Mission HealthCare works with the underinsured and uninsured homeless population
to manage health issues, as well as prevent, diagnose and/or treat illnesses early to avoid the need
for emergency services and provides outpatient detoxification for drug and alcohol addictions.
We are seeking your help in providing the more than 9,000 individuals served annually by
AtlantiCare’s Mission HealthCare with hygiene kits and survival packs.

 

 

Your compassion is greatly appreciated.  We couldn't continue our mission of delivering health and healing to all people through trusting relationships without you.

 

 

Digital Health & Wellness Resources from AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare offers a wealth of tools to help you stay well in today’s connected world. They’re easy, free and
fun to use as part of your healthy lifestyle!

AtlantiCare Patient Portal: Manage your Health Record Online
Primary & Specialty Care Patient Portal   Hospital Services Patient Portal

• Manage your health record online
• Get your lab results online
• Request prescription refills
• Communicate with your provider's office

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• Get your lab results online
• Request prescription refills online
• Pay your hospital bill online

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AtlantiCare Well4Life: Maintain Your Healthy Lifestyle
AtlantiCare Well4Life   Well4Life E-Newsletter   AtlantiCare Online Health Library

• Your online home for health and wellness resources in our community

Visit AtlantiCare Well4Life »

 

• Free, monthly E-mails covering the health and wellness topics
that matter to you

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• Learn about diseases, conditions, procedures, medications and much more.

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AtlantiCare Online: Find AtlantiCare Services & Providers
AtlantiCare.org   AtlantiCarePhysicianGroup.com   AtlantiCareUrgentCare.com

• AtlantiCare services, locations, providers, and careers

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• AtlantiCare's Primary Care and Specialty Care servcies, locations and providers

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• Nine locations in southern New Jersey

Visit AtlantiCare Urgent Care »

AtlantiCare’s Smartphone Apps: Track Your Health
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• AtlantiCare doctors, locations and services
• 10 interactive health trackers

Get the AtlantiCare App »

 

 • Manage your diabetes with guidance from AtlantiCare Team Diabetes

Get the MEEET ME@7 App »

 

 • A simple approach to self management for Heart Failure patients

Get the WOW ME 200mg App»

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Diabetes Community
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Atlantic City | EHT | Pomona

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Breast Cancer Support
Groups

2nd Tuesday of each month
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute

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Stroke Support Groups
First Thursday of each month

 

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