Health Disparities - Provider Resources

Provider Education:

  • Partnership for Health & Disability
    This website is focused on the Health Promotion for People with Disabilities Initiative, a statewide partnership that addresses health disparities in people with disabilities.

  • Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities at the State Level - Success and Lessons Learned from the Association of State and Terrirorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
    This presentation provides an overview of ASTHO's learning community model, breast cancer disparities in Arizona, Tennessee and West Virginia, an overview of the daat-driven action steps and key successes to date from each state team and information onnew Breast Cancer Disparities Online Toolkit.

Provider Tools: 

Websites of Interest:

  • Cancer Epidemiology - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    The MDHHS Cancer Epidemiology page includes the Cancer Atlas, Cancer Burden Report and other resources in the form of reports, site-specific cancer fact sheets, and presentations.

  • Community Commons
    The Community Commons site provides data, mapping tools, and other resources to assess the state of communities within the context of housing, health, food, transportation, equity, education, environment or economy.

  • Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual MenAmerican Cancer Society
    The most common types of cancer among men in the US are prostate, lung, colon, and skin cancers. Anal and testicular cancers are also found in men.  Gay and bisexual men face a number of barriers to getting the routine health care and cancer screening tests they need.

  • Cancer Facts for Lesbians and Bisexual Women American Cancer Society
    The most common types of cancer among women are breast, lung, colon, uterine, and ovarian. Several studies suggest that lesbians and bisexual women get less routine care than other women, including breast and cervical cancer screening. This ACS resource addresses breast, colon, gynecological, lung, and skin cancers.

  • The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
    The CCHCP has been addressing broad cultural issues that impact the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities. This web site offers resources regarding the provision of culturally and linguistically competent health care.

  • Health Disparities in Cancer - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) monitors trends in cancer incidence and mortality and identifies which populations are disproportionately affected by the disease.

  • Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)
    The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its territories. This site offers information about minority and special populations, as well as cancer resources. Key features include cancer fact sheets for various racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations, and the resources section. The resources section includes links to a multitude of organizations for minority and special populations.

More information is available on these MCC pages: