Thoughts on Tobacco, Evolution, Sustainability & Strategic Planning

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Healthcare Reform Has Started to Change Our World It seems I’ve been a public health professional for almost a quarter of a century. (really? wow) I’ve gotta say, in those 24 years, one of the things that gives me the most optimismContinue reading “Thoughts on Tobacco, Evolution, Sustainability & Strategic Planning”

ACTION ALERT: One Month to Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Grants

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Local CTG Grantees Have One Month To Modify Action Plans Remember how (just minutes ago) we posted that leaders are urging local disparity leaders to demand partnership in the newly awarded $100M of Community Transformation Grants (CTGs)? Well good news is, manyContinue reading “ACTION ALERT: One Month to Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Grants”

Leaders Urge Us To Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Awards

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Asking Officials How We Get Inclusion in Local CTG Awards Flashback to American Public Health Association (APHA) conference a few months back. This event pulls together 13,000 public healthians from every walk of life. They had a session there where they wereContinue reading “Leaders Urge Us To Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Awards”

American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference Reflections

        Hay Network Hay, It’s me, e.shor, sitting on a plush leather couch in the lobby of the Washington DC Convention Center at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. This place is a whirlwind for a first timer, filled with fast moving sessions, lots of talk about methods, odds ratios,Continue reading “American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference Reflections”

Improving Health Disparities Research (and Integrating LGBT Health National Data Collection)

Crossposted from http://www.healthcare.gov/blog/2011/10/disparities10312011.html   By Dr. Howard Koh, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health This year we have achieved important milestones in our commitments to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, including the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce RacialContinue reading “Improving Health Disparities Research (and Integrating LGBT Health National Data Collection)”

Are you at APHA? Happy Halloween Poster Session on Puerto Rico LGBTT Health

by Juan Carlos Vega, Guest Blogger While attending APHA 2011 in Washington, D.C. Greetings from cold but beautiful DC! TODAY from 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM LGBT Poster Presentation – Poster 8 Health profile of a convenience sample of LGBTT communities: Findings from the Community-base groups LGBTT health initiative survey of Puerto Rico from NovemberContinue reading “Are you at APHA? Happy Halloween Poster Session on Puerto Rico LGBTT Health”

PopCtr Mtg: Panel Discussion on Probability and Non-Probability Methods

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA SCIENCEBABBLE ALERT – This is a meeting for scientists, despite my efforts, some of this may get technical. 411 on the issue Probability sampling = getting a group of people for your research that is statistically proven toContinue reading “PopCtr Mtg: Panel Discussion on Probability and Non-Probability Methods”

Center for Population Research in LGBT Health Holds Annual Convening

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA My Non-Sampling Error Experience Ok, I’ve fled from the very exciting Netroots Nation conference to get back to Boston because today and tomorrow mark the 3rd annual convening of one of The Fenway Institute’s other major initiatives, theContinue reading “Center for Population Research in LGBT Health Holds Annual Convening”

Breaking News! NY Hospitals Announce Mandatory LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA Reporting from Bellevue Hospital, NY I’m down here in NYC and very, very happy to be at the press conference where New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation just announced mandatory LGBT cultural competency training for all theirContinue reading “Breaking News! NY Hospitals Announce Mandatory LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings”

APHA Field Reports: Opening Plenary – The Church of Cornel West

By Jaime Delavan Reporting for the 2010 American Public Health Association Meeting in Denver Colorado The opening for the 138th annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting and expo, focusing on social justice and public health, provided an impressive line-up. I mean no disrespect but I am not going to list them all. There were impassionedContinue reading “APHA Field Reports: Opening Plenary – The Church of Cornel West”