Talking Points for CDC Release of 1st National LGBT Adult Tobacco Prevalence Rates

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity At 4 pm today, the American Journal of Public Health will release “Current Tobacco Use Among Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Adult Tobacco Survey”. This article is historic for LGBT people because (following our urging) they collected data on us!Continue reading “Talking Points for CDC Release of 1st National LGBT Adult Tobacco Prevalence Rates”

What Journal Should We Submit Our Tobacco Article To?

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity As we roll near the end of our five year cooperative agreement as the LGBT tobacco disparity network we’ve got a focus this year on getting key knowledge published. Of course while we self-publish many things, the highest standard (and for some the onlyContinue reading “What Journal Should We Submit Our Tobacco Article To?”

Last MPOWERED Best Practices Community Review Now Thru Monday

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity   Community-Verified Best Practices This is IT folks, after nearly a year of assembling and reviewing best and promising practices the Best Practices Committee is very close to finalizing the document. From now until Monday is your last chance to provide community input. PleaseContinue reading “Last MPOWERED Best Practices Community Review Now Thru Monday”

NIH’s New LGBT Research Priorities

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I had the cool chance to go out to NIH and talk about being out in the workplace. Great thanks to all the great folk there from their employee groups for putting on such a great 2012 LGBT Pride Event. You can actually seeContinue reading “NIH’s New LGBT Research Priorities”

Netroots: How to Make Your Slogans go Viral

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from Netroots Nation Conf 2012, Providence, RI   Ok, I admit, the workshop was called something totally different: Words that Work, Crafting Successful Memes — but I thought it might be good to get the jargon out for us regular folk. So what’sContinue reading “Netroots: How to Make Your Slogans go Viral”

Using Technology for Human Rights

Sarah J. Jackson Guest Blogger Reporting from Netroots Nation in Providence, RI “Safeguarding Democracy: Innovations in Technology and Human Rights” was one of the most inspiring panels I attended at Netroots Nation this year. The panelists, who represent a range of human rights organizations addressing human rights issues from Mexico to the Congo, and fromContinue reading “Using Technology for Human Rights”

Being a Media Star: Tips for Media Appearance Success

Sarah J. Jackson Guest Blogger Reporting from Netroots Nation 2012, Providence, RI     Media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman gave a great training at Netroots today titled “Presence and Authenticity: The Key to Being a Media Star.” Below are Silberman’s tips on embodying the charisma required for successful media interviews: Having charisma onscreen: Visualize being rooted intoContinue reading “Being a Media Star: Tips for Media Appearance Success”

EXCLUSIVE: 10 Ways to Win the Internet Through Sexier Sharing and Epic Graphics

e.shor Guest Blogger Reporting from Netroots Nation in Providence, Rhode Island   The title of this blog post embodies everything that the training was about…getting people’s attention as a way to promote your story, your call to action, your video…whatever…this is about getting clicks and and getting people to notice YOU. So…y’all have issues, campaigns,Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: 10 Ways to Win the Internet Through Sexier Sharing and Epic Graphics”

Organizing and Messaging Tips From Communities of Color

 Sarah J. Jackson  Guest Blogger  Reporting from Netroots Nation, Providence, RI One of the amazing things about Netroots Nation is that it brings together folks from a large range of causes and identities to share their secrets to successful organizing. Panelists at “Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue: Connecting to the Different Beats of the Latino Electorate”Continue reading “Organizing and Messaging Tips From Communities of Color”

Netroots: “The A/B Test is Transforming Business”, Will Health Be Next?

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from Netroots Nation Conf 2012, Providence, RI This actually isn’t a post on Netroots information, I read this fascinating article from Wired Magazine on how one of the core Google tools, the A/B test, is transforming business and now, other arenas as well.Continue reading “Netroots: “The A/B Test is Transforming Business”, Will Health Be Next?”