JUST RELEASED: Announcement of Primary Care Protocols for Transgender Patients

by Emilia Dunham Reporting from the National Transgender Health Summit in San Francisco   There were some amazing protocols released today at the Summit which you’ll definitely want to review and show. What did the Project Plan involve? Literature review and gap analysis, draft protocol, review meetings, core protocol, backgrounders & FAQS and ongoing development. Thrillingly,Continue reading “JUST RELEASED: Announcement of Primary Care Protocols for Transgender Patients”

Importance of Advocacy for Implementation of Trans Inclusion in Federal Health Policies

by Emilia Dunham Reporting from the Transgender Health Summit in San Francisco I’m having the incredible privilege of attending the Center for Excellence for Transgender Health’s first national Transgender Health Summit. The opening remarks this morning were from Herb Schultz, MPP, Regional Director at the DHHS Region IX who spoke about trans inclusion at theContinue reading “Importance of Advocacy for Implementation of Trans Inclusion in Federal Health Policies”

LGBT Inclusion in Federal Leading Health Indicators

By Scout Director Network for LGBT Health Equity   New Institute of Medicine Report on Healthy People 2020 Has LGBT Inclusion So HHS asked the prestigious Institute of Medicine to come up with leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020 and their report just came out today. We’re poring over all 87 or so pagesContinue reading “LGBT Inclusion in Federal Leading Health Indicators”

New Government Factsheet on LGBTs : Health Care Reform

Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity Feds Release Factsheet on LGBTs and Health Care Reform Face it, health care reform a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, is complicated! I don’t think anyone’s an expert on all of it, and it takes a magician to figure out what this means for LGBT folk. (Thanks though toContinue reading “New Government Factsheet on LGBTs : Health Care Reform”

CDC Releases Historic Disparities Report: News on LGBT Health? No Data.

Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity   CDC Releases First of New Reports on Health Disparities I have to confess, back in college when I worked at a health library, there was one publication that I would regularly mock, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Yup, nothing seemed to quite encapsulate “scintillating” as muchContinue reading “CDC Releases Historic Disparities Report: News on LGBT Health? No Data.”

DRAFT NATIONAL PREVENTION: HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY – Comments Submitted

by Emilia Dunham With the help of Scout, I performed a policy review on the draft framework for the THE NATIONAL PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY. This draft was developed as the result of a September 15, 2010 meeting that the Surgeon General convened of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Council (the Council). They agreedContinue reading “DRAFT NATIONAL PREVENTION: HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY – Comments Submitted”

Healthy People 2020 Launch Report on Webinar

by Emilia Dunham reporting on the Healthy People 2020 Launch webinar, hosted in DC on December 2nd, 2020. With over 5,000 people registered to view this webinar, this event marks the release of the Nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the decade. Despite some technical difficulties @lgbttobacco, @scoutout and HP 2020’s own twitterContinue reading “Healthy People 2020 Launch Report on Webinar”

Healthy People 2020 Launches Today! Historic LGBT section!

  By Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from HP2020 Launch Event in Washington, DC Historic Attention to LGBT Health It’s been a decade in coming, but the government blueprint of their health goals is officially unveiled today!! You’ll be very happy to hear that there is a new section on LGBT health,Continue reading “Healthy People 2020 Launches Today! Historic LGBT section!”

A Success from Speaking Out at SAMHSA Advisory Council Meeting!

by Scout It’s the Season to Speak Out It seems to be advisory council season, all over we’re hearing of federal health advisory councils that are having public meetings or calling for new members. We try tell people about these meetings so they can attend or comment, if you’re not getting the news, please emailContinue reading “A Success from Speaking Out at SAMHSA Advisory Council Meeting!”

Institute 2010: Tobacco Policy & Health Systems Change

by Scout While some of this workshop was deep talk from state viewpoint about changing systems, they did do a great review of best strategies for how to get a health care agency to integrate routine cessation interventions. Considering I bet every community has a few LGBT friendly docs with large natural LGBT patient populations,Continue reading “Institute 2010: Tobacco Policy & Health Systems Change”