Health Disparities - Provider Resources

Provider Education:

  • Access to Primary Care for People with Disabilities – Michigan Department of Community Health
    A webcast for providers – very brief (8 minutes) coverage of the barriers to good healthcare experienced by people with disabilities, and how they can be mitigated
  • 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.

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Websites of Interest:

  • 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.
  • Health Equity Michigan
    This website is dedicated to strengthening communities to improve racial and ethnic health inequities within Michigan. It is centered on the premise that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life, including the opportunity for safe places to live and play, the opportunity for healthy food, and the opportunity for quality education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men – American 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.

More information is available on these MCC pages: