by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA
Calling all applicants for the coming Community Transformation Grants! Did you happen to notice how many time the Request for Applications asks for information related to local disparity populations? Yes, disparities are a bigger focus in CTGs than was the case in the prior CPPW awards. Have you been watching how the feds have a new emphasis on LGBT folks as one of the routinely addressed disparity populations? Perhaps you caught the new Healthy People 2020 language …
Healthy People 2020 — Overarching Goal: Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups…
Disparities/inequity to be assessed by:
- Socioeconomic status
- Disability status
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender status
Or perhaps you caught how the new HHS Tobacco Action plan identifies LGBT people as a priority disparity population? Or maybe you even noticed the following commitment on the HHS website to include LGBT populations in the new affordable care act prevention funding?
“In addition, the Affordable Care Act is funding preventive efforts for communities, including millions of dollars to use evidence-based interventions to address tobacco control, obesity prevention, HIV-related health disparities, and better nutrition and physical activity. The Department of Health and Human Services intends to work with community centers serving the LGBT community to ensure the deployment of proven prevention strategies.” Excerpt from The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Americans factsheet at healthcare.gov.
But while we know some of you have excellent and long-standing relationships and collaborations with local LGBT community leadership, many states are still building their expertise in addressing LGBT disparities. And as we know oh so well, it’s hard to find LGBT data you need to include in proposals!
Let us help you! As one of CDC’s six tobacco disparity networks, we’ve got long experience with helping states and cities build bridges with their local LGBT leadership and we’ve got a secret treasure map to all those LGBT data.
What: 411 on Integrating LGBT Disparities Into CTG Proposals
When: June 13th, 1 pm EST, 2011
Who should register: Community Transformation Grant applicants, but please register in advance so we know how many people to expect. Click on this link or copy/paste in your webinar browser: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22CGJLMYPRF/
- Data sources for local LGBT health information
- Why integrating LGBT partners strengthens your proposal
- How to identify local LGBT partners
- Examples of successful LGBT policy advocacy campaigns
- Models for inclusion in CTG proposals and/or action planning
- Comments from Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium staff