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Multiagency Collaboration Improves Access to Culturally Sensitive Care and Support Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors 4/9/2014
A community-based collaboration enhanced access to a safe and caring network of health, legal, and social services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in San Diego County, leading to better mental health and an increased willingness to disclose sexual orientation to providers and others.
Community Health Centers Integrate Rapid HIV Screening Into Routine Primary Care, Leading to Significant Increases in Testing Rates 3/12/2014
Health centers offer rapid HIV testing to patients as part of routine primary care, leading to a significant increase in testing rates.
Policy Inclusive Policies, Communication Protocols and Ongoing Training Lead to Culturally Competent Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients 3/12/2014
A medical center implemented new policies, systems, communication protocols and training programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, leading to more equitable, culturally competent care.
Foundation Develops Community-Based HIV Testing and Partnerships With Medical Homes, Leading to More Timely Linkages to Care for Newly Diagnosed Patients 2/26/2014
A local foundation developed community-based testing programs and partnerships with medical homes to provide real-time linkages to HIV care to newly diagnosed patients and to support these patients in transitioning to care, nearly doubling the number of patients initiating treatment.

Countywide Partnership Promotes Culturally Appropriate Outreach and Education, Leading to Increased Breast Cancer Screening and Earlier Detection in Underserved Minorities 2/12/2014
A community partnership developed culturally appropriate outreach and education, leading to enhanced access to breast cancer screening and earlier detection of the disease in African-American and Hispanic women.
QualityTools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Adolescent and School Health: Sexual Risk Behavior Publications and Resources 3/27/2013
This Web site offers resources to support HIV and sexually transmitted diseases prevention programs in schools.
Heritage Month Toolkit 11/14/2012
This toolkit provides community leaders with materials to facilitate the planning and implementation of their culturally tailored tobacco control activities.
LGBTQ Communities: Motivation to Quit Smoking Quitguide 11/14/2012
This booklet and resource directory provides information, motivational support, and tips for individuals within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities to quit smoking.
REALtalkDC 11/14/2012
The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text "REALtalk" to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC.
The National Women's Health Information Center—"womenshealth.gov" 11/14/2012
The National Women's Heath Information Center provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women's health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.