As the use of telehealth and tele-mental health services continued to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in access and usage also were exposed. Read on to learn more about the role of telehealth in supporting health equity.
To mark Pride Month, we talk with cancer survivor and patient advocate Tony Burns. In this Q&A, we learn about the native Washingtonian’s personal experience with cancer. Tony also talks with us about health inequities in the LGBTQ community and shares ways we can work to overcome them.
The Cancer Support Community has added 3 new educational resources to the Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials library. The materials highlight the importance of diversity in clinical trials and provide information for patients to determine if a clinical trial is right for them.
Over one year since COVID-19 was first declared a public health emergency, the pandemic continues to pose increased risks and burdens on cancer patients and survivors and has illuminated the longstanding disparities in our health care system. Read on to learn more about what can be done to improve health equity in the COVID-19 response.
The events of 2020 and their aftermath will likely be studied for decades to come. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the...
The Cancer Support Community is committed to supporting efforts that advance health equity for all. In recognition of National Minority Health Month, we share 6 ways we are working to conquer language barriers in cancer care.
Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles advocates who have been engaged in health advocacy. This month, for National Minority Health Month, we are spotlighting health equity in cancer care. Read on to learn more about this important topic from Eucharia Borden, CSC’s Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services.
The Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act seeks to reduce barriers and increase access to participation in government-funded cancer clinical trials among communities that are traditionally underrepresented in trials. Read more about this important law and the legacy of Henrietta Lacks.
Every June, pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country to celebrate diversity, promote dignity and equal rights, and increase visibility. Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that much work is still needed to overcome health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.