Meet the Grantee: Diverse and Resilient

Grantee:  Diverse and Resilient, recipient of a 2015 CCC Implementation Grant, is a nonprofit agency that seeks a “future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities.”

Project: The LGBT Passport to Health, which includes prevention and screening focused information about cancer risks for LGBT populations, was created to provide updated cancer information for the LGBT community as well as health care providers.

Goal: The project seeks to address the health disparities that place the LBGT community at a disproportionately higher risk for cancer.

Results: A follow up survey following disseminations of the Passport showed that:

  • 77% of those who had seen a provider had discussed or shared the passport with their provider.
  • Of those that visited their doctor:
    • 69% reported that the Passport was helpful for discussing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity with their doctor.
    • 64% reported that the Passport was helpful to increase the quality of service and interaction they received.

What’s Next: Diverse and Resilient was funded for a second phase of the LGBT Passport to Health project through December 2017.

For more information about the LGBT Passport to Health or Diverse and Resilient, contact Dan Ruge druge@diverseandresilient.org

CCC Implementation Grants invite proposals for projects that support the goals, priorities and strategies in the WI CCC Plan. Funded grant projects engage statewide partners in direct implementation of the WI CCC Plan to reduce the burden of cancer in WI. For information on CCC Implementation Grants, contact Jeanne Strickland jsstrickland@wisc.edu.

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