Collecting Demographic Data

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Success Stories Acknowledgements:

Project Organizer: Deb Doherty, PT, PhD, Associate Professor-Oakland University, Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist-Hills and Dales General Hospital

Filming and editing was completed by:

  • Sam Srauy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism
  • Marcus Cervantes ('16), Student, Oakland University, Department of Communication and Journalism.
  • Equipment for taping and editing - provided by Oakland University, Department of Communication and Journalism, College of Arts and Sciences

Education materials:

  • Do Ask, Do Tell! Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Health Centers: This 1 hour and 30 minute webinar, hosted by the National LGBT Health Education Center: A Program of the Fenway Institute, identifies ways to provide a welcoming health care environment to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data, explains why this data collection is important, and shares recommendations for collecting the data and entering into electronic health records.
  • Health Literacy: Free online course for effective communication to help acknowledge cultural diversity, address low health literacy, and accommodate low English proficiency. The course is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration.  It has five modules and takes about 5 hours to complete.
  • Presentation Slides: "Collect and Use Data to Identify and Reduce Cancer Health Inequities" webinar
  • "Why is Data Collection Important?" - Infographic making the case for demographic data collection

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