The Affirm Patient Advisory Council

Helping to shape LGBTQ+ affirming care at RUSH

Helping to shape LGBTQ+ affirming care at RUSH

At Affirm: The RUSH Center for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, our mission is to ensure that members of the LGBTQ+ community receive the excellent care RUSH is known for across all areas and specialties.

We welcome you to join us in advancing this mission and make your voice heard as a member of our Affirm Patient Advisory Council.

As a member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Propose ideas for how Affirm can enhance its services
  • Offer feedback on how well Affirm and RUSH welcome and care for patients who identify as LGBTQ+
  • Advise Affirm and RUSH leadership on decisions about current and future services

What to expect

The Affirm Patient Advisory Council meets bi-monthly — both in person and virtually. Meeting topics can include the following:

  • LGBTQ+ patient experience
  • Affirm and RUSH services
  • Program offerings
  • Policy input
  • Other topics chosen by members

Our advisory council members

Applicants for the advisory council must meet the following requirements:

  • Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Be age 18 or older
  • Be an existing patient of RUSH, who has received treatment in the past 12 months
  • Attend all bi-monthly meetings
  • Commit to one year of service on the advisory council
  • Review provided materials before meetings

Application information 

Applications are now being accepted for the Affirm Patient Advisory Council. Please click here to submit your application or contact us at to learn more.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Affirm Patient Advisory Council or LGBTQ+ care at RUSH, please contact