The National LGBT Cancer Network
What an incredible few months this has been for the Network. We are now working on 4 unique and ground-breaking projects:
1. Planned Parenthood
The National LGBT Cancer Network was asked to help make 5 Planned Parenthood affiliates in upstate New York the premier providers of health care and information to the LGBT population across their rural area. The Network is excited to be involved in all aspects of the large undertaking.
2. Ovarian Cancer
The Network will be creating an innovative educational campaign for lesbians and transgender men, alerting them to the early warning signs of ovarian cancer and the importance of early detection. Once thought to be "the silent killer", there actually are early symptoms of the disease and, if caught early, it can be treated.
3. Cultural Competence Training
The National LGBT Cancer Network is honored to be selected by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to develop their first LGBT cultural competence training. The training will become mandatory for ALL staff in ALL of their facilities.
4. Take Care of That Body
As most of you know, we have launched our pioneering online cancer-education and screening program. Visitors to our website can create a personalized cancer risk report, find LGBT-friendly free/low cost cancer screening providers and sign up for electronic (text or email) screening reminders. We are seeking funding to take the project national within the next year.
Seeking Summer Intern
With or without funding, we are determined to develop the country's first comprehensive national directory of LGBT-friendly free/low cost cancer screening services. Our website already lists facilities in all five boroughs of New York City, but we plan to expand it to include places near YOU.
Parker, our summer intern, is contacting all our HUBs to collect this data for the website. If you have a facility in your area that you highly recommend, please tell Parker directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can then describe our standards for inclusion in the directory.
We are proud to announce that our website has just been certified by HONcode, meaning that we meet the highest standards for trustworthy health information on the internet. The HONcode, a set of ethical standards and principles, has accredited more than 7,200 Web sites based in 102 countries. More information about the Health On the Net Foundation can be found by clicking here
follow us on twitter @cancerlgbt
©2010 Organization, 123 Some Street, City, ST 99999.
Add your name to our mailing list: