Queer Health, Part III: Our Selves, Our Community

Corey Prachniak is an LGBT rights, HIV policy, and healthcare attorney. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Network for LGBT Health Equity and tweets @LGBTadvocacy.  Views expressed herein are solely those of the author.  Part I and Part II of this series were published previously.   Over the past few weeks, I’ve argued thatContinue reading “Queer Health, Part III: Our Selves, Our Community”

Queer Health, Part II: When Trickle-Down Equality Isn’t Enough

    Corey Prachniak is an LGBT rights, HIV policy, and healthcare attorney. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Network for LGBT Health Equity and tweets @LGBTadvocacy.      Part I of this series can be found here. As marriage and workplace equality pick up steam, some LGBT people and their allies think theContinue reading “Queer Health, Part II: When Trickle-Down Equality Isn’t Enough”

LGBT Health Equity Campaign Materials to share!

Are you interested in being a champion for LGBT Health Equity in YOUR state?! Are you already a champion, and looking for some new campaign ideas?! The Network has created a template postcard for state governors that can be easily co-branded and printed by your organization! The goal of the postcard campaign is to engage governorsContinue reading “LGBT Health Equity Campaign Materials to share!”

FDA Launches Youth Anti-Smoking Campaign, with LGBT Effort to Follow

  Corey Prachniak is an LGBT rights, HIV policy, and healthcare attorney.  He serves on the Steering Committee of the Network for LGBT Health Equity and tweets @LGBTadvocacy.   This morning at the National Press Club in Washington, the Food and Drug Administration unveiled a $115 million anti-smoking campaign aimed at youths – the first-everContinue reading “FDA Launches Youth Anti-Smoking Campaign, with LGBT Effort to Follow”

Queer Health, Part I: Marriage Won’t Save You

  Corey Prachniak is an LGBT rights, HIV policy, and healthcare attorney. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Network for LGBT Health Equity and tweets @LGBTadvocacy.     So, is that it? In the relatively progressive parts of America, same-sex marriage is fast becoming law. Employment and housing discrimination is already banned by manyContinue reading “Queer Health, Part I: Marriage Won’t Save You”

Tobacco Control year in review and 2014 sneak peek!

    ReportOut: National Partner’s and Disparity Network’s meeting Keeping you in the loop!       Hello Network! Scout and I just returned from the Disparity Networks and National Partner’s meeting in lovely Atlanta. And, as always, we brought you back lots of updates and juicy tidbits! The Disparity Network meeting started with usContinue reading “Tobacco Control year in review and 2014 sneak peek!”

ACTION ALERT: LAST DAY to give input to NIH on LGBTI health! (it’ll only take 5 min)

    Action Alert!  Send input to NIH-  Last day!        NIH – the agency that controls $40B in health research funds has launched an unprecedented call for input on LGBTI health priorities. If you haven’t yet given input, today is the very last day to do so. And we know, the more of us theyContinue reading “ACTION ALERT: LAST DAY to give input to NIH on LGBTI health! (it’ll only take 5 min)”

Upcoming Conference! Unity through Diversity: A national LGBT people of color health summit

    Upcoming conference calls for proposals  Unity Through Diversity: A National People of Color Health Summit February 20-23rd, 2014 | Albany, NY    The Unity Through Diversity: A National LGBT People of Color Health Conference, being held in Albany NY, february 20-23rd is seeking workshop proposals! This year’s focus is on “The Power ofContinue reading “Upcoming Conference! Unity through Diversity: A national LGBT people of color health summit”

Out2Enroll: Getting LGBT communities connected to care!

    Network for LGBT Health Equity Out2Enroll LGBT Communities   #GetCovered        The Network for LGBT Health Equity, along with CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers would like to announce the roll-out of our #GetCovered ad campaign, highlighting the experiences of uninsured and underinsured LGBT folks and the barriers they faced accessing healthcare prior toContinue reading “Out2Enroll: Getting LGBT communities connected to care!”

A Year In Review: Spotlight on North Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity       When I started working with the Network almost 4 years ago the first state I had the pleasure to visit was North Dakota. During my visit I conducted two LGBT Cultural Competency training one for their grantees, and another at their Annual Statewide Alcohol and SubstanceContinue reading “A Year In Review: Spotlight on North Dakota Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program”