Recent LGBT Policy Efforts Including New LGBT-Inclusive Requirements for Hospitals

by Emilia Dunham, Program Associate Presenting on The Fenway Institute Brown Bag Presentation on LGBT Disparities Today Scout and the Director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, Dr. Judy Bradford presented on recent LGBT health reports as well as policy advocacy activities lately, including news that the Joint Commission is enforcing LGBTContinue reading “Recent LGBT Policy Efforts Including New LGBT-Inclusive Requirements for Hospitals”

LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar – May 25th

LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar Wednesday, May 25 12:00 – 1:30 CDT Featuring,  Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity And Liz Margolies, LCSW Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network Sexual and gender minority (SGM) health care issues have recently come into the spotlight. From the Executive Order on hospital visitation, to the rashContinue reading “LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar – May 25th”

SC Member Trudie Jackson Wins NAN Horizon Award 2011

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Our Steering Committee Member Trudie Jackson of Native Health Tobacco Program was awarded the NAN Horizon Award 2011 by Navajo AIDS Network. Trudie will be recognized on May 28th in Vanderwagen, NM. There the Navajo AIDS Network, Inc. (NAN) will be acknowledging her outstanding services with the Native Health Tobacco Program. Her serviceContinue reading “SC Member Trudie Jackson Wins NAN Horizon Award 2011”

Successful Response on Creating Change 2011 Action Alert!

by Network Staff Gustavo, Emilia and Scout   We have some exciting news to share! You may remember our action alert at/after Creating Change 2011, petitioning the CDC to include LGBT people/questions in data collection. We receiving almost 500 signatures through in-person and online petition, and we are happy to share the letter we receivedContinue reading “Successful Response on Creating Change 2011 Action Alert!”

Announcing Scholarship Opportunities to the Philly Trans Health Conference!

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate June 2nd – 4th, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a program of Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia’s LGBT Health Center. This year’s conference focuses on building creative community partnerships, locally, nationally, and globally. This is much in line with our goals at the Network and we’d like to helpContinue reading “Announcing Scholarship Opportunities to the Philly Trans Health Conference!”

April 2011 Network Updates

by Network Staff As usual the past month has been extremely busy for the Network. This past month the staff have been to 6 states collectively. Our travel started with Gustavo and our Networks SteeringCommittee Chair, Francisco Butching, participating in the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Annual Training.  The Network staff led two state CulturalContinue reading “April 2011 Network Updates”

Native American transgender woman lets identity shine: Trudie Jackson featured in Phoenix paper

Crossposted from the Downtown Devil by Anna Gunderson, On Thursday, April 21st, 2011 You may have seen this is in the news recently, but we wanted to showcase the great work of Trudie Jackson evidenced from this article, a new Steering Committee member of the Network. — Native American transgender woman lets identity shine Soaking inContinue reading “Native American transgender woman lets identity shine: Trudie Jackson featured in Phoenix paper”

New Ask-the-Expert Resources on Lung Cancer Screening: Legacy Videos

Compiled cross-posting by Emilia Dunham, Program Associate A new four-segment “ask-the-expert” video series, available online at BecomeAnEX.org, is devoted to helping smokers understand their risks for lung cancer.  Legacy, through an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, developed the videos and related resource materials to educate former and current smokers on the lung cancer screening process.  TheContinue reading “New Ask-the-Expert Resources on Lung Cancer Screening: Legacy Videos”

Help Clear the Air for Rainbow Health Initiative: Asking LGBT media to refuse tobacco $ is not censorship!

Reported by Emilia Dunham You may remember our calls and resources on responding to Camel Snus targeting the LGBT community in LGBT media.  Some of you have responded to your local papers or ran counter-marketing ads with some success of your own. One organization that we work very closely with, Rainbow Health Initiative in Minnesota,Continue reading “Help Clear the Air for Rainbow Health Initiative: Asking LGBT media to refuse tobacco $ is not censorship!”

Reynolds Targets Environmentalists for Earth Day

Emilia Dunham sharing on new tactic of the tobacco industry . . . Our friends at Collaborators for Glantz SmokeFreeMovies informed us of a new 2011 EARTH DAY card from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, a division of tobacco giant Reynolds American and the marketer of American Spirit brands. This brand in particular totes that its product supposedlyContinue reading “Reynolds Targets Environmentalists for Earth Day”