The Nebraska Travelogue: Example of Network LGBT Technical Assistance to States

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Since we’re funded by the CDC Office of Smoking & Health (OSH) to link people & information we find much of our work is naturally helping the 50 state departments of health OSH also funds connect with people and information on LGBT tobacco &Continue reading “The Nebraska Travelogue: Example of Network LGBT Technical Assistance to States”

New Resource to Guide Trans Inclusion on Surveys

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I’ve had the pleasure of working with some brilliant people for a few years now as part of the Williams Institute workgroup on Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance, aka GenIUSS group! As more and more of us get pinged by feds and states aboutContinue reading “New Resource to Guide Trans Inclusion on Surveys”

Missouri Hospital Incident Highlights Need for Awareness & Training on LGBT Health Protections

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity This morning Bill Snook at Kansas City Department of Health informed us of a sad incident that occurred at one of their hospitals. According to reports, a gay man was denied access to his partner because the hospital refused to acknowledge him as family.Continue reading “Missouri Hospital Incident Highlights Need for Awareness & Training on LGBT Health Protections”

Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity [Wanted to make sure my next Huffington Post tobacco post was echoed on our blog too, so please see the following post up there now, and please share it widely too!] I used to be annoyed with smokers; now that I’m involved in tobaccoContinue reading “Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers”

Did you notice — last week was biggest week for LGBT/tobacco media ever?

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Huge thanks to American Legacy Foundation for all the work they did to push out all their LGBT spotlight pieces and the event last week… but in case folk didn’t happen to notice (full details coming soon) last week was memorable in LGBT tobaccoContinue reading “Did you notice — last week was biggest week for LGBT/tobacco media ever?”

LGBT Tobacco Control Efforts Taking The Spotlight

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity MPOWERED: Taking on CDC  LGBT Communities smoke at rates 68% higher than the general population there is much work to be done to protect, and preserve our community, and many reasons that this disparity exists. Yesterday, Legacy released a report titled Tobacco ControlContinue reading “LGBT Tobacco Control Efforts Taking The Spotlight”

Huffington Post Spotlights Our Blog on LGBT Tobacco

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity As part of the whole Legacy rollout of their LGBT special focus yesterday we put up a guest blog on Huffington Post, and I’m very pleased to see today that Huffington Post Gay Voices has actually spotlighted our blog – not a mean featContinue reading “Huffington Post Spotlights Our Blog on LGBT Tobacco”

Trends Over The Years in CDC National Disparity Networks Convenings

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity At least once a year CDC Office on Smoking and Health convenes their six funded national disparity networks for a day of updates and brainstorming. These are usually great days, as we all share issues across the different priority populations, and most often, dreamContinue reading “Trends Over The Years in CDC National Disparity Networks Convenings”

Leaders Meet to Brainstorm on the State of Disparities

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Just flying back from San Francisco where American Legacy Foundation was nice enough to sponsor a second convening of a tiny group of tobacco control disparities leaders. It was great to be in the room with so many old friends and brilliant minds. AndContinue reading “Leaders Meet to Brainstorm on the State of Disparities”

Network Attends White House Trans Day of Remembrance Meeting

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is never an easy day. It’s sad, hollow, and hard – sometimes doubly so as you see some LGB brothers and sisters blithely go about as if it’s just another day. I woke with the name Malena Suarez onContinue reading “Network Attends White House Trans Day of Remembrance Meeting”