SAMHSA leading the way in LGBT inclusion

      Liz Margolies Director, National LGBT Cancer Network Reporting from the National Coalition for LGBT Health Annual Meeting     I am in Washington DC, at the National Coalition for LGBT Health’s annual meeting. I had the joy of listening to Pam Hyde, Administrator of SAMHSA this morning.  Pam  talk was poignant, as sheContinue reading “SAMHSA leading the way in LGBT inclusion”

Advocacy Alert: New Big Tobacco Study & New Joint Statement on Data Collection

By Dr. Scout Director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute   New FDA/NIH Study The other week at the Institute meeting down in Atlanta, the disparity networks gathered together for our own meeting after all the state reps went back home. First order of business was an update by FDAContinue reading “Advocacy Alert: New Big Tobacco Study & New Joint Statement on Data Collection”

New LGBT People and Tobacco Fact Sheet

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate   We’re excited to share a new Network resource.  Our updated LGBT People and Tobacco Fact Sheet! With the help of Network members, we’re happy to share this new resource with all of you.  As you know research on LGBT tobacco rates is very limited, but what we do knowContinue reading “New LGBT People and Tobacco Fact Sheet”

New Developments from HHS! Visitation Rights & Grant for LGBT Health

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate   Two exciting developments for LGBT health were announced today we’re so happy to report!   The first announcement came from the Department of Health and Human Services’  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issuing new enforcement of hospital visitation rights which explicitly protect same-sex partners. Basically all hospitals and health centers thatContinue reading “New Developments from HHS! Visitation Rights & Grant for LGBT Health”

Final week of the summer institute

by Nicole VanKim Guest Blogger, Reporting from the Summer Institute 2011 For the final week of the institute, we had another great line up of guest speakers. We started the week off with Phoenix Matthews, an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who indulged us with a great discussion on tobacco interventionsContinue reading “Final week of the summer institute”

Introducing Summer Institute Participants (Final Batch)

by Nicole VanKim Guest Blogger, Reporting from the Summer Institute 2011 I have introduced Summer Institute participants last week and the week before. This week, I present to you the rest of the Summer Institute participants: Tristan Guarini is a doctoral candidate in Suffolk University’s Clinical Psychology program. Tristan’s current work examines transgender identity formationContinue reading “Introducing Summer Institute Participants (Final Batch)”

Statistick-ing…

by Nicole VanKim Guest Blogger, Reporting from the Summer Institute 2011 On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons this week there were optional advanced statistics sessions that several participants attended. These advanced sessions were led by Katherine Masyn, an Assistant Professor at Harvard University, who did an amazing job covering the statistical method of latent variable modelingContinue reading “Statistick-ing…”

In Sickness & In Health: LGBT Health Issues Make Steady Gains At Federal Level

In Sickness & In Health: LGBT Health Issues Make Steady Gains At Federal Level. Cross post by Dr. Scout which appeared today on the DailyKos site. Click the link above, sign up for DailyKos, and comment.  For those of you who do not know about DailyKos the blog is defined as a: Democratic blog, a partisan blog. OneContinue reading “In Sickness & In Health: LGBT Health Issues Make Steady Gains At Federal Level”

Affordable Care Act to Improve LGBT Data Collection, Stakeholders Call Tomorrow

By Gustavo Torrez Program Manager, Network for LGBT Health Equity   The Network is pleased to report that Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 There will be a Stakeholders Call where Garth Graham , Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation will make an important announcement regarding howContinue reading “Affordable Care Act to Improve LGBT Data Collection, Stakeholders Call Tomorrow”

Backstory, win, & work ahead: Secty Announces HHS Will Collect LGBT Data

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA   **Wanna cut to the news? Skip down to Today’s News section** Have we mentioned data yet? Folk know how we’ve been part of the science advocacy block asking for LGBT data collection for years now. Way backContinue reading “Backstory, win, & work ahead: Secty Announces HHS Will Collect LGBT Data”