Tobacco Control In LGBT Communities: A journey through this valuable report

As I am sure you are aware on Tuesday Legacy released a new report: Tobacco Control In LGBT Communities. This report is another to hit the national stage to address the growing concern of tobacco use and the affect it has on LGBT people. The layout of this report is quite nice, first addressing Legacy’sContinue reading “Tobacco Control In LGBT Communities: A journey through this valuable report”

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”

New Online Resource: LGBT Wellness Needs Assessment

In exciting news: The Network is currently finalizing an online LGBT Wellness Needs Assessment tool. The survey will be nationally applicable, permanently housed on our Zoomerang account, and will be easy and free to access for interested state-level, community-level, and grassroots-level organizations. We have been working closely with a group of stakeholders to create whatContinue reading “New Online Resource: LGBT Wellness Needs Assessment”

Back On The Grid… Blogging From Alaska

Gustavo Torrez, Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity  Heading to Alaska  I am officially back on the grid, but still on the road. As many of you know I was in New Orleans creating videos for our YouTube channel helping to document all of the amazing work going on across the country. In total, weContinue reading “Back On The Grid… Blogging From Alaska”

High alcohol and tobacco rates for Puerto Rico LGBTT communities / Altos niveles de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en las comunidades LGBTT de Puerto Rico

Blog Written by: Ms. Sophia Isabel Marrero Cruz, Community Advocacy & Empowerment Advisor and Mr. Juan Carlos Vega, Coordinator, Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico The content of this blog puts in perspective the high rates of alcohol and tobacco consumption in LGBTT populations in Puerto Rico. We thank the Latino/a and LGBT CDC-funded National NetworksContinue reading “High alcohol and tobacco rates for Puerto Rico LGBTT communities / Altos niveles de consumo de alcohol y tabaco en las comunidades LGBTT de Puerto Rico”

March Updates from the Network

March has been yet another busy month for the Network. We are pleased to announce the launch of two major projects from the Network. First, Joseph Lee of our Steering Committee is helping us launch MPOWERED best and promising  practices review, an effort to collect lessons learned in the field of LGBT Tobacco Control. TheContinue reading “March Updates from the Network”

Utilizing Partnerships to Build and Sustain the Movement – Reporting From Arkansas

    By Gustavo Torrez Program Manager Little Rock, Arkansas  Greetings from Little Rock Arkansas, where we are conducting another Cultural Competency training focused on assisting programs in developing effective strategies to reach and serve LGBT communities. As many of you know, one of the Network’s most requested trainings is our Cultural Competency training, “SkillsContinue reading “Utilizing Partnerships to Build and Sustain the Movement – Reporting From Arkansas”

ACTION ALERT! Do you do LGBT Cultural Competency work? Give the gov’t input on how to do it well!

Update 11/3/11: So far we had some great responses on the plan before the Listening Session on 11/1/11. Great news, they will still be accepting comments. If you did not have an opportunity to respond please do so. We will keep you posted on when they actually close, but act now. Background From HRSA: LastContinue reading “ACTION ALERT! Do you do LGBT Cultural Competency work? Give the gov’t input on how to do it well!”

SAVE THE DATE & Call for Summit Planning Committee

The Network is pleased to announce the 8th National LGBTQ Health Equity Summit *Formerly the National LGBTQ Tobacco Summit* Bridging the Gap Promising Practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco Control August 14, 2012 Kansas City, MO As an official Ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit (FormerlyContinue reading “SAVE THE DATE & Call for Summit Planning Committee”

Heading to Philadelphia

by Gustavo Torrez Program Manager In collaboration with Legacy, I will attending the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Associations annual Convention & LGBT Media Summit tomorrow. For 21 years, NLGJA has drawn journalists, public relations professionals, and media industry leaders together for its annual convention. The 2011 National Convention & 8th Annual LGBT Media SummitContinue reading “Heading to Philadelphia”