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”

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”

Dates and Requirements for the Community Transformation Grants, Letters of Intent

*updated content 6/2/11 12:30pm EST* by Gustavo Torrez, Program Manager  Hello Everyone, As we prepare for our Health Advocacy Webinar Tomorrow: LGBT Engagement in Local Community Transformation Grants, we want to remind you all of key dates and information for the Letters of Intent required by CDC to be eligible to apply for the CommunityContinue reading “Dates and Requirements for the Community Transformation Grants, Letters of Intent”

SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!

  by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA Praise where praise is due! Sure, we have a tendency to point out when health policymakers leave LGBT people behind… but never let it be said we don’t praise inclusion just as loudly! (if a little belatedly). Well,Continue reading “SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!”

The Long-Awaited Community Transformation Grants? Thumbs down so far.

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA $102 Million New Dollars for Prevention Falls Short For Us As folk might remember, we worked pretty hard analyzing the grant announcement that was going to shape these long-awaited Community Transformation Grants. We worked with the allied nationalContinue reading “The Long-Awaited Community Transformation Grants? Thumbs down so far.”

Community Transformation Grant announcement to be released today + stakeholder call!

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the opportunity for communities to apply for $102 million in capacity building and implementation activities, called the Community Transformation Grants. This work, led by CDC, expands the federal investment in prevention in states and communities across the US, and is supported by the Affordable Care Act’sContinue reading “Community Transformation Grant announcement to be released today + stakeholder call!”

Susan G. Komen Funds SGM Health Equity Work

  Megan Lee Midwest Queer, Former Blogger Scholar, and LGBTQ Heath Equity Aficionado Susan G. Komen’s Mid-Missouri Affiliate is supporting the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community in Central Missouri through two separate grants aimed at breast health education and awareness in the LGBTQ community! The two grants, totaling more than $25,000 will go to support community outreach throughoutContinue reading “Susan G. Komen Funds SGM Health Equity Work”

Health Advocacy Webinar Summary and Information

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate On January 31st, 2011, The Network held a BrownBag Webinar with Trevor Project’s Dave Reynolds, Hunter College’s Barbara Warren and CenterLink’s Terry Stone. This webinar discusses what Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is doing to enhance their states suicide prevention programs to be LGB and T inclusive, but your help is neededContinue reading “Health Advocacy Webinar Summary and Information”