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Employee, Patient, and Family Information
Assistance with Gender Transitioning at Work
If you are starting your transitioning journey here at UAMS, please review this document that was prepared by our further DDEI Liaison.
How to Change Department Single-Stall Bathrooms
UAMS, Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is continuing its efforts toward co-creating a culture of belonging and inclusion with the institution-wide launch of UAMS GENDER-INCLUSIVE BATHROOM INITIATIVE. It is well documented that transgender, non-binary, and other gender nonconforming people face challenges when attempting to use binary gender designated restrooms in public locations. At minimum, public binary designated restrooms force openly trans and non-binary people to risk their personal safety to access a basic resource, and this issue extends itself to many other people who may simply appear androgenous regardless of gender.
In 2019, DDEI led the effort to change Administration West’s single-stall bathrooms to gender inclusive bathrooms. Since that time, we are excited to announce there are several departments across UAMS making the same inclusive changes.
UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with LBGTQ+ Subcommittee, UAMS Space Committee and Creative Services have developed an easy-to-follow process, standardized signage, and various packages for purchase in Creative Services.
Step 1. Identify and record the room numbers for the single-stalled bathrooms in your area.
Step 2. Make a UAMS Move / Add / Change (MAC) Request using Move, Add, Change (MAC) Request (uams.edu)
Step 3. In the spirit of inclusivity, below is an example of verbiage teams/departments can use to send other departments in their area to inform them of upcoming changes. Email should be sent by department leadership.
Hello Team Administration West,In an effort to be intentionally inclusive, the Center for Diversity Affairs is requesting all single stall bathrooms located in the Administration West Building be changed to uni-sex bathrooms. We truly appreciate your open-mindedness as we as strive to create a more inclusive community here at UAMS. If you would like to share your thoughts on the change you are welcome to email Dr. Brian Gittens, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion BGittens@uams.edu or Emily Freeman/Zack Lewis, Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee ESFreeman@uams.edu ZBLewis@uams.edu We welcome your feedback. Have a great day. Thank you for all you do.
LGBTQ+ Materials from UAMS Creative Services
UAMS Creative Services has several offerings for departments/team to purchase in Support of the LGBTQIA Community.
To order any offering below, submit a work order to Creative Services Submit a Work Order Request | UAMS Creative Services
LGBTQ+ Learning Opportunities
HRC Foundation Webinars and Trainings
The HRC Foundation and our partners offer over 60 different free online, on- demand CME accredited LGBTQ training options to all staff at facilities participating in HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index. These training options include both interactive eLearning courses and recorded webinars. Topics range from the basics of LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care to more specialized topics for clinicians.
Free Continuing Medical Education Training in LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care
Facility ID: 55845 Security Code: HRC
- LGBTQIA+ Health – Arkansas Consumer Health Information Guide – All Web Pages at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (uams.edu)
- UAMS Student Rainbow Health Alliance Group
- Office of Patient Experience | UAMS Health
- Gender Clinic Welcome Sheet
For questions or concerns regarding LBGTQ Centered Resources, Policies, and/or Advocacy, contact DDEI STAFF LIASION: