Who’s Not Here? – Who should we ensure sits at the tobacco public health table?

By Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Phillip Gardinier of Nicotine Dependence & Policy Research at the University of California presented on the “FDA Involvement of Stakeholders in the Regulatory Process: Still Time to Remedy the Situation.”Continue reading “Who’s Not Here? – Who should we ensure sits at the tobacco public health table?”

Tobacco Industry’s Strategies Since Ban of “Mild” and “Low” Labels

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health With ban of “light”, “low” and “mild” bans, does that mean sales with decrease or that consumers will not be able to identify them? Dr. David Hammond (University of Waterloo)Continue reading “Tobacco Industry’s Strategies Since Ban of “Mild” and “Low” Labels”

Harvard Conference: Smokeless Tobacco and Youth Prevalence

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Reporting from the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Gary Giovino, University of Buffalo, presented on Tobacco Use in American in the Last Decade (2000-2010). There is more tobacco use of non-traditional forms. For instance cigar use isContinue reading “Harvard Conference: Smokeless Tobacco and Youth Prevalence”

Harvard: Memorial Conference to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Legacy on FDA and Public Health Tobacco Control

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate I am pleased to be at the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: Regulatory Science and the Tobacco Industry at Harvard School of Public Health. With recent FDA and public health advances, and convening of tobacco control professionals from across the country, this could be historic time for tobaccoContinue reading “Harvard: Memorial Conference to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Legacy on FDA and Public Health Tobacco Control”

PopCtr Mtg: LGBT Data Inclusion on the Health Center Level

By Emilia Dunham Program Associate, Reporting on the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute on Panel presentation on possibilities and challenges working with patient data with Judy Bradford, Chris Grasso, Ken Mayer, Valerie Fein-Zachary   Data, data and more data. Perhaps to some it seems like we talk about dataContinue reading “PopCtr Mtg: LGBT Data Inclusion on the Health Center Level”

Together We Can Build a Healthier Nation: America’s Plan for Health and Wellness

By Emilia Dunham Program Associate, reporting on the HHS National Prevention Strategy Announcement  Webcast You may know that as health and LGBT advocates we are particularly pleased with the National Prevention Strategy. It’s inclusive of LGBT people, has a tremendous focus on tobacco and wellness, and is a collaborative effort of 17 government departments. CoordinatedContinue reading “Together We Can Build a Healthier Nation: America’s Plan for Health and Wellness”

Big Health Wins Last Week! For Same-Sex Medicaid protections & Trans Veterans Health

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate We’d like to highlight some very big health wins for same-sex couples and transgender people from the last week. We feel that it’s very important to major wins, so they aren’t lost and we want to acknowledge the great work LGBT advocates and these government agencies are taking to includeContinue reading “Big Health Wins Last Week! For Same-Sex Medicaid protections & Trans Veterans Health”

Introducing Netroots Nation Blogging Scholars!

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Last week we put out a call for applications for blogging scholarships to the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis. We’re pleased to announce two blogging scholars who will be joining Gustavo and Scout in Minneapolis. Read more about the conference on their website: http://www.netrootsnation.org/ Hale Thompson Hale Thompson cut his teethContinue reading “Introducing Netroots Nation Blogging Scholars!”

New CDC Report on Health-Risk Behaviors of LGB High School Kids

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate New Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on “Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts,  and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students  in Grades 9–12 — Youth Risk Behavior  Surveillance, Selected Sites,  United States, 2001–2009” reports on the high health risks round among gay, lesbian and bisexual students from state risk surveys that collect thisContinue reading “New CDC Report on Health-Risk Behaviors of LGB High School Kids”

Philly Trans-Health Conference Wrap-Up

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate As I collect myself psychologically from both a fantastic conference that hits so close to home (and… tornadoes that hit a little too close to our car), I’m left with several take-aways. From the past blog entries, you can see that there some absolutely fabulous strides in research, policy, andContinue reading “Philly Trans-Health Conference Wrap-Up”