LGBT Best and Promising Practices Throughout the Cancer Continuum for Public Health Departments

Explore the best and promising practices, understand cross-cutting issues, and filter the strategies throughout the stages of the cancer continuum.

To learn about the people involved, the methodology employed, and, of course, the more than 100 Best and Promising Practices, download the full report.

Prevention/Health Promotion

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Implement and support LGBT-tailored programs, messages, and policies that improve access to physical activity, nutrition, obesity prevention, smoking cessation, cancer awareness, cancer related vaccines (i.e., human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations), and chronic disease programs.

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Include LGBT communities in state cancer plans.

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Integrate lessons learned from established Department of Health programs that have existing relationships with the communities (i.e., HIV/AIDS, tobacco).

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Screening

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Provide management, leadership, and coordination for LGBT-centered screening promotions.

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Establish partnerships with multiple (3 minimum, local or national) LGBT organizations to vet and provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of screening campaigns/materials.

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Treatment

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Collaborate with hospitals and other health care systems to include LGBT issues in Patient Bill of Rights.

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Create and/or expand culturally competent LGBT provider listings/registries.

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Survivorship

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Develop and maintain a list of LGBT culturally competent support groups, programs, and resources.

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Support policies, systems change, research, and programs that enhance survivorship for LGBT patients and their families (legal, psychosocial, employment, primary care, nutrition support, access to care, etc.).

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Palliative Care & End Of Life

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies, systems change, research, and programs that increase the availability of culturally competent end-of-life and palliative care for the LGBT community.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Support LGBT-tailored interventions and health promotion.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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  • Icon for Diversity

Prevention/Health Promotion

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Implement and support LGBT-tailored programs, messages, and policies that improve access to physical activity, nutrition, obesity prevention, smoking cessation, cancer awareness, cancer related vaccines (i.e., human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations), and chronic disease programs.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Include LGBT communities in state cancer plans.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information
  • Icon for Diversity

Integrate lessons learned from established Department of Health programs that have existing relationships with the communities (i.e., HIV/AIDS, tobacco).

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Information

Screening

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Provide management, leadership, and coordination for LGBT-centered screening promotions.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Workforce
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Establish partnerships with multiple (3 minimum, local or national) LGBT organizations to vet and provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of screening campaigns/materials.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Treatment

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Collaborate with hospitals and other health care systems to include LGBT issues in Patient Bill of Rights.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Create and/or expand culturally competent LGBT provider listings/registries.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information
  • Icon for Diversity

Survivorship

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Develop and maintain a list of LGBT culturally competent support groups, programs, and resources.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Support policies, systems change, research, and programs that enhance survivorship for LGBT patients and their families (legal, psychosocial, employment, primary care, nutrition support, access to care, etc.).

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Information

Palliative Care & End Of Life

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies, systems change, research, and programs that increase the availability of culturally competent end-of-life and palliative care for the LGBT community.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems
  • Icon for Information

Support LGBT-tailored interventions and health promotion.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Information
  • Icon for Diversity
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