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

Seek and fund programs and campaigns that address LGBT cancer prevention and health promotion.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Enhance patient navigation projects (where available) to provide culturally relevant services for LGBT cancer survivors.

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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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Include LGBT community-based organizations in state cancer coalitions.

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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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Adopt federal model of requiring LGBT non-discrimination policy statements for all Health Department-funded entities.

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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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Support culturally competent delivery of services that increase access to and utilization of cancer screening.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Support recruitment and utilization of patient navigators that are culturally competent and sensitive to the disparities and needs of the LGBT population.

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Diagnosis

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies and programs that address LGBT compliance with established clinical time intervals from screening to diagnosis.

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Treatment

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies that address and encourage LGBT culturally competent treatment.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Support policies and programs to improve LGBT compliance with established clinical time intervals from screening to treatment.

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

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Create and/or expand culturally competent LGBT provider listings/registries.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Survivorship

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Eliminate barriers to access.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Collaborate with hospitals and other health care systems to include LGBT issues in Treatment Summaries and Cancer After Care Plans/Survivorship Care Plans.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Develop and maintain a list of LGBT culturally competent support groups, programs, and resources.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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Palliative Care & End Of Life

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Eliminate barriers to access.

Cross-Cutting Issues
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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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Prevention/Health Promotion

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Seek and fund programs and campaigns that address LGBT cancer prevention and health promotion.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

Enhance patient navigation projects (where available) to provide culturally relevant services for LGBT cancer survivors.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

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

Include LGBT community-based organizations in state cancer coalitions.

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

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

Adopt federal model of requiring LGBT non-discrimination policy statements for all Health Department-funded entities.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

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

Support culturally competent delivery of services that increase access to and utilization of cancer screening.

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

Support recruitment and utilization of patient navigators that are culturally competent and sensitive to the disparities and needs of the LGBT population.

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

Diagnosis

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies and programs that address LGBT compliance with established clinical time intervals from screening to diagnosis.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

Treatment

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Support policies that address and encourage LGBT culturally competent treatment.

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

Support policies and programs to improve LGBT compliance with established clinical time intervals from screening to treatment.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

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

Eliminate barriers to access.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

Collaborate with hospitals and other health care systems to include LGBT issues in Treatment Summaries and Cancer After Care Plans/Survivorship Care Plans.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

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

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

Palliative Care & End Of Life

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS Cross-Cutting Issues

Eliminate barriers to access.

Cross-Cutting Issues
  • Icon for Systems

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
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