Take Steps to Spread Awareness of LGBT Health Issues
Give a Grand Rounds presentation titled "Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations: An End to Invisibility" using this PowerPoint. View a streaming video of Harvey Makadon, MD, giving this presentation.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a leading organization in the fight for LGBT equality. Their Straight for Equality in Healthcare program "aims to: Invite straight healthcare providers to become allies to LGBT people; Educate healthcare providers about the unique healthcare concerns of the LGBT community and how healthcare professionals can increase their cultural competence to provide better service to all patients, and; Engage allied and potentially allied healthcare providers in creating a safe, inclusive, and culturally competent atmosphere in all aspects of healthcare for LGBT people." Take a look at the Straight For Equality in Healthcare guide, then read through their “Field Guide” to let others know about this great program.
Print out some of the American Cancer Society's fact sheets and brochures on cancer treatment for LGBT patients, and provide them to your patient base.