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CDOC SOGI+ Data Project

Who: CDOC Health Equity Workgroup: Workgroup leads, Drs. Shannon Kozlovich, Kimlin Ashing, and Sora Park Tanjasiri. Additional leadership by Midori Kondo, PharmD, MHA

What: Background and Overview: The CDOC Health Equity Workgroup’s first effort focuses on a project to ensure the cancer burden for sexual and gender minorities is represented through cancer surveillance data for this marginalized population. The CDOC SOGI Data Project will include several components that have been identified in order to make progress and achieve goals of the 2021-2025 Cancer Plan. The CDOC Health Equity workgroup is laying the groundwork through milestones and a 2-3-year plan. Currently, the group is creating awareness, framing specific issues, and identifying key partners to conduct a pilot with cancer centers. This work will result in publications and policy briefs to help operationalize at the state level and advocate with national leaders, and ultimately, the appropriate collection of SOGI+ data collection in the state.

When: The project commenced in the summer of 2021. Specific milestones and dates are still being confirmed.

Where: Statewide

Cancer Plan Reference (chapter, objective, strategy, or recommendation):

Surveillance Chapter

Surveillance objective: By 2025, expand CCR data dictionary requirements of gender identity categories, establishing a statewide data standard, in alignment with national gender minority initiatives.

  • Strategy 1: Align CCR requirements by filing an application to add a non-binary gender identity category to the current data dictionary with the goal to enhance data capture as well as to incorporate California State identification laws.

Cancer Related Health Disparities Chapter

Cancer and Sexual and Gender Minorities Section

  • Develop systematic and consistent methods of collecting SOGI information in health care settings and cancer registries.

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