LGBT HealthLink Is...
LGBT HealthLink, formerly The Network for LGBT Health Equity, is a community-driven network of advocates and professionals looking to enhance LGBT health by reducing tobacco-, cancer-, and other health-disparities within our communities. We are one of 8 CDC-funded tobacco and cancer disparity networks. We advance these issues primarily by linking people and information to educate on best practices.
LGBT Best and Promising Practices For Cancer
Cancer has indelibly left a disproportionate mark on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities. We understand more than ever how the stress and stigma experienced by sexual and gender minority communities interacts with cancer, one of the most devastating of health challenges.
For these reasons and more, LGBT HealthLink, the National LGBT Cancer Network, and our LGBT BPP Cancer Committee undertook the important task to identify best practices in this arena with the hope that many will take this information and create better systems, policies, and practices out of these best and promising practices found in this report.