Director of LGBT HealthLink
What’s our October focus? Glad you asked. All state departments of health are busy responding now to a once every five year chance for them to write a proposal for more federal tobacco money. And for the first time we’ve succeeded in making sure LGBT was mentioned as a population they needed to address in the funding announcement!
So for the next four weeks states are crafting their five year tobacco plans, and we are working with everyone who can help the states know what to plan regarding LGBT integration.
If you’re a community member who wants to help coach your state reps into doing a good job on this, please join our webinar 1 pm EST Thursday to learn who your state rep is, and what language you can suggest they include. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/924812785628775426
And if you’re a state rep trying to do this well, join us an hour later, at 2 pm EST Thu for a star studded lineup of other state reps who’ve done successfully LGBT integration into different facets of their programs. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6032220218508789250
Remember when states integrate LGBT focus into this work they:
- collect data on us
- fund local community based organizations
- do cult comp training
- conduct local needs assessments
- include us in their advisory bodies
- Did I mention fund local community based organizations?
Let’s do this!