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Celebrating Pride Month: Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Care

As Pride Month comes to a close, we reflect on the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and the services we provide. At CAQH, we are dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through comprehensive initiatives that celebrate diversity and promote equitable healthcare.


Internal Commitment to Diversity

Throughout this month, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee has been actively sharing stories and experiences to honor and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. These stories highlight the rich diversity within our organization and emphasize the value of inclusive practices. Additionally, the DEI Committee has been sharing information about how to get involved and providing courses through CAQH University, our internal education and training hub. These enhance our understanding and awareness of diversity within our organization and contribute to a more inclusive workplace. By fostering an inclusive culture, we ensure that every individual at CAQH feels valued and empowered.


Enhancing Healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond our internal efforts. CAQH solutions play a crucial role in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community in healthcare. For example, the CAQH Provider Data Portal enables providers to include patient populations that they’ve worked with in the special experiences, skills, and training section. The updated provider data profiles, developed in conjunction with key health plans through a specialized workgroup, allow providers to select that they have experience with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans patient populations. This information is vital for LGBTQIA+ patients seeking providers with whom they feel most comfortable.


Health plans that strive to offer a broad network of providers to support their diverse membership benefit from our solutions as well. CAQH supports these efforts by collecting detailed data within the provider data portal. Health plans can use this information to assure all members, including LGBTQIA+, that they can receive culturally competent and personalized care. This data also helps health plans identify and address gaps in their network, allowing them to recruit accordingly and develop inclusive programs that cater to the needs of all members.


Empowering Providers

Updating this information is simple for providers. By navigating to the “Special Experience, Skills, and Training” section in their CAQH Provider Data Portal profile, they can indicate any patient populations or specific areas of expertise, including experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. This valuable information enables health plans to communicate effectively with members seeking specialized care.


A Shared Goal

LGBTQIA+ members should feel confident that their healthcare provider understands their unique circumstances and their providers are equipped to offer the necessary support. With alignment, we create a healthcare environment where all members feel seen, understood, and valued.


At CAQH, we are proud of the steps we’ve taken this Pride Month to celebrate diversity and foster an inclusive environment. As we move forward, we remain committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through our internal initiatives and external efforts to make healthcare more inclusive and equitable.


Thank you to all our providers and partners for your dedication to making healthcare more inclusive and equitable. Together, we make healthcare work better for everyone.


Happy Pride Month!


The CAQH Team