Brainstorming on New LGBT Health Research Textbook

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I’ve had the pleasure for the last few days to be brainstorming with a bunch of other LGBT scientists at the very top of a crazy beautiful building at University of Pittsburgh, their Cathedral of Learning. Our host is Dr. Ron Stall and allContinue reading “Brainstorming on New LGBT Health Research Textbook”

California Elected Officals Take A Stand For Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                Contact: bob@lgbtpartnership.org (415) 436-9182   LGBT Partnership Announces List of California Elected Officials Who Have Taken a Stand for Health 73 state and local officials signed statements that they would not accept tobacco industry contributions SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership (LGBT Partnership) today released its “Clean Money” listContinue reading “California Elected Officals Take A Stand For Health”

Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM

  by Liz Margolies, LCSW  Director, National LGBT Cancer Network     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 11, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Renna, 917-757-6123, cathy@rennacommunications.com   LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM   MAKES PRACTICAL, LIFE-SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDERS New York, NY….June 11, 2013….The National LGBT Cancer Network released a new report today thatContinue reading “Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM”

LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS

    Sarah Peitzmeier, MSPH Clinical data specialist  Fenway Institute     LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING, DESPITE BEING EQUALLY AT RISK FOR CERVICAL CANCER  Lesbians and bisexual women are as likely as heterosexual women to develop cervical cancer, but are up to 10 times lessContinue reading “LESBIANS AND BISEXUAL WOMEN LAG BEHIND IN RECEIVING ADEQUATE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS”

After Quite a Long Time: Federal Cultural Competency WIN!

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity with additional reporting from the esteemed Daniella Matthews-Trigg   Sometimes you really do have to wait for good things to happen. So if you didn’t catch the news earlier this week we wanted to start your weekend off by reporting on the progressContinue reading “After Quite a Long Time: Federal Cultural Competency WIN!”

DO Ask Do Tell: St. Louis Veterans Hospitals initiate LGBT cultural competency training program

  Sherrill Wayland, MSW SAGE: Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders Metro St. Louis       Five years ago when SAGE Metro St. Louis first started providing outreach and trainings, the Veterans Administration (VA) St. Louis Health Care System was one of the last places we expected to be. Fast forward to 2013 and weContinue reading “DO Ask Do Tell: St. Louis Veterans Hospitals initiate LGBT cultural competency training program”

Network Spotlight Special!

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity  Bragging about our awesome Network folks…typical.        There has been a lot of exciting things happening in the Network recently, and we wanted to take a minute to spotlight four amazing folks and what they’ve been up to!   Ani Koch,  previously the Director ofContinue reading “Network Spotlight Special!”

Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota

    Sheila Nezhad Research & Education Manager Rainbow Health Initiative Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota   In March, 2013, Rainbow Health Initiative released a landmark report that outlined the results of a health survey of 1,144 LGBTQ people in Minnesota.  The results made it clear that we need to take immediateContinue reading “Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota”

LGBT Health Policy Changes Coming to Missouri – Network Provides Technical Assistance

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Last week Scout and I hit the road and headed to St. Louis MO. to work on a new Technical Assistance contract funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH). For those of you who are unaware, MFH has a long standing historyContinue reading “LGBT Health Policy Changes Coming to Missouri – Network Provides Technical Assistance”

Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity   Hello Everyone, Long story short we are all pushing for and/or understand the importance of comprehensive inclusion of LGBT communities in all surveillance instruments through sexual orientation and gender identity measures. Currently the Health Information Technology Policy Committee is seeking comments onContinue reading “Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***”