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”

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”

Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity  Bringing you awesome Webinars and keeping you in the know!            A new feature of the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign was unveiled this week— “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD). The goal of this phase of the campaign is to engage health care providers andContinue reading “Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!”

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”

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”

Upcoming Webinar: The LGBTQ community and Cancer- Health Equality in the Era of the ACA

    Francisco O. Buchting, Ph.D. Buchting Consulting – Principal Steering Committee Member         The LGBTQ community and Cancer- Health Equality in the Era of the ACA Monday April 15, 2013 (11am Pacific) 2:00-3:30 PM EST April is National Minority Health Month, and to celebrate,  join us April 15th as we discussContinue reading “Upcoming Webinar: The LGBTQ community and Cancer- Health Equality in the Era of the ACA”

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”

CDC’S TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN’S LGBT FOCUS

                         Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity For Immediate Release: CDC’S TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN’S LGBT FOCUS     Today CDC released a new set of TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN AD’S inclusive of LGBT tailored ads and ad buys. Please distribute the statement widely as we celebrate thisContinue reading “CDC’S TIPS FROM FORMER SMOKERS CAMPAIGN’S LGBT FOCUS”