Part of a larger mission… MPOWERED: BEST AND PROMISING PRACTICES FOR LGBT TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CONTROL

  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Are You MPOWERED?!?! Hello Everyone, As many of you know last month we released our much anticipated MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control Document. The document, which we are extremely proud to have developed is just one piece in a largerContinue reading “Part of a larger mission… MPOWERED: BEST AND PROMISING PRACTICES FOR LGBT TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CONTROL”

MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control Released

Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Are You MPOWERED?!?! Hello Everyone, It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control. This new document, which we are so proud to introduce, was officially released last week at the 8thContinue reading “MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control Released”

CURRENT EFFORTS PRO LGBTT HEALTH IN PUERTO RICO

  by Juan Carlos Vega, MLS.   Reporting for the Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico, the National Latino Tobacco Control Network, and the Network for LGBT Health Equity.  Blogging from a TRANSforma Gathering of about 20 Trans women and a dozen LGBTTA researchers engaging in open conversation in an apartment in Santurce,Continue reading “CURRENT EFFORTS PRO LGBTT HEALTH IN PUERTO RICO”

High alcohol and tobacco rates for Puerto Rico LGBTT communities / Altos niveles de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en las comunidades LGBTT de Puerto Rico

Blog Written by: Ms. Sophia Isabel Marrero Cruz, Community Advocacy & Empowerment Advisor and Mr. Juan Carlos Vega, Coordinator, Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico The content of this blog puts in perspective the high rates of alcohol and tobacco consumption in LGBTT populations in Puerto Rico. We thank the Latino/a and LGBT CDC-funded National NetworksContinue reading “High alcohol and tobacco rates for Puerto Rico LGBTT communities / Altos niveles de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en las comunidades LGBTT de Puerto Rico”

Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth

  By Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth         Happy Friday! Yesterday was the release of the 31st tobacco-related Surgeon General Report. The surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, held a call to answer questions about the whopping 920 page document. The report focuses on theContinue reading “Makin’ those connections: The Surgeon General Report and LGBT Youth”

No One Should Be Left Behind: A Creating Change 2012 Campaign to Keep T Data Collection Rolling with LGB

    Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate No One Should Be Left Behind: A Campaign for Health Equity This Spring, HHS will be adding an LGB question to their premier survey, the National Health Interview Survey. This is a great step forward in ending discrimination. Unfortunately, the plans for adding transgender questions seem stalled. We askedContinue reading “No One Should Be Left Behind: A Creating Change 2012 Campaign to Keep T Data Collection Rolling with LGB”

Public Health Stakeholder Call Today12PM EST, Dec 14: Public Release of the Institute of Medicine Report on Scientific Standards for Studies on Modified Risk Tobacco Products

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act requires the FDA to consult with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the design and conduct of studies and surveillance required for the assessment and ongoing review of modified risk tobacco products. Tomorrow, the IOM will release a report on the design and conduct of studies whichContinue reading “Public Health Stakeholder Call Today12PM EST, Dec 14: Public Release of the Institute of Medicine Report on Scientific Standards for Studies on Modified Risk Tobacco Products”

Library Advocacy Skills for Health Justice in Puerto Rico

By Juan Carlos Vega, MLS, Activist Librarian & Information Consultant.  Article first published in SALIS News Vol.31 No.3 Fall 2011 – www.salis.org.  Guest blogger and Steering Committee Member for the Network for LGBT Health Equity. Someone once told me that my self-designated title, Activist Librarian, is a redundant one. Throughout our history, librarians have advocated for many issues pertainingContinue reading “Library Advocacy Skills for Health Justice in Puerto Rico”

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”

Opening Remarks By HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius At The National Coalition For LGBT Health’s Annual Meeting

    Gustavo Torrez, Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from the National Coalition for LGBT Health Annual Meeting     I am currently in Washington DC for the National Coalition for LGBT Health’s Annual Meeting. There has been a an amazing line up of speakers today from the Secretary of Health andContinue reading “Opening Remarks By HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius At The National Coalition For LGBT Health’s Annual Meeting”