Reportout from NIH’s 1st LGBTI Listening Session

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity   Sometimes you have throwaway days, then sometimes you have really high impact ones, right? Well, today was about as high impact as it gets. Myself and others have been nudging NIH to open communications with LGBTI researchers for years and today I hadContinue reading “Reportout from NIH’s 1st LGBTI Listening Session”

Brainstorming on New LGBT Health Research Textbook

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I’ve had the pleasure for the last few days to be brainstorming with a bunch of other LGBT scientists at the very top of a crazy beautiful building at University of Pittsburgh, their Cathedral of Learning. Our host is Dr. Ron Stall and allContinue reading “Brainstorming on New LGBT Health Research Textbook”

Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM

  by Liz Margolies, LCSW  Director, National LGBT Cancer Network     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 11, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Renna, 917-757-6123, cathy@rennacommunications.com   LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM   MAKES PRACTICAL, LIFE-SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDERS New York, NY….June 11, 2013….The National LGBT Cancer Network released a new report today thatContinue reading “Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM”

LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS

    Sarah Peitzmeier, MSPH Clinical data specialist  Fenway Institute     LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING, DESPITE BEING EQUALLY AT RISK FOR CERVICAL CANCER  Lesbians and bisexual women are as likely as heterosexual women to develop cervical cancer, but are up to 10 times lessContinue reading “LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS”

No hay salud sin salud sexual = There is no health without sexual health

By Juan Carlos Vega Blogging for the Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico and the CDC-funded LGBT and Latino National Disparities Networks   During this morning plenary session at the VI International Congress of Health Promoting Universities and the IV Public Health Conference of Puerto Rico (http://ivconferenciasp.rcm.upr.edu/home.html), newly elected and LGBTT friendly SanContinue reading “No hay salud sin salud sexual = There is no health without sexual health”

LGBTT Health sessions during the IV Public health conference in Puerto Rico

  By Juan Carlos Vega  Blogging for the Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico and the CDC-funded LGBT and Latino National Disparities Networks       Today is our last day attending the VI International Congress of Health Promoting Universities and the IV Public Health Conference of Puerto Rico in the Puerto RicoContinue reading “LGBTT Health sessions during the IV Public health conference in Puerto Rico”

Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity   Hello Everyone, Long story short we are all pushing for and/or understand the importance of comprehensive inclusion of LGBT communities in all surveillance instruments through sexual orientation and gender identity measures. Currently the Health Information Technology Policy Committee is seeking comments onContinue reading “Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***”

ACTION ALERT – We need your organizations support – Ensure Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in clinical settings

Dear colleagues, Please consider signing on to this community public comment to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee supporting the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in Stage 3 Meaningful Use Guidelines. You can sign your organization on at: http://tfisecure.fenwayhealth.org/limesurvey/index.php?sid=82375&lang=en Please do so by close of business Thursday January 10th. We willContinue reading “ACTION ALERT – We need your organizations support – Ensure Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in clinical settings”

LGBT Communities & Tobacco Use Report Release LIVE WEBCAST TODAY

LGBT Communities & Tobacco Use A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed nationally representative survey results and found that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people smoke cigarettes at rates that are nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. Legacy is committed to raising awareness of the high prevalence ofContinue reading “LGBT Communities & Tobacco Use Report Release LIVE WEBCAST TODAY”

PRESS RELEASE: FINDINGS FROM CDC’S NATIONAL ADULT TOBACCO SURVEY SHOWS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER PREVALENCE OF TOBACCO USE AMONG LGBT RESPONDENTS VERSUS GENERAL POPULATION

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         September 20, 2012     Contact:     Chris Viveiros 617.927.6342 / 617.721.7494                                        Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: FINDINGS FROM CDC’S NATIONAL ADULT TOBACCO SURVEY SHOWS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER PREVALENCE OF TOBACCO USE AMONG LGBT RESPONDENTS VERSUS GENERAL POPULATION”