HHS LGBT Listening Session Report Out From Cancer Network

By: Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. Most of the time I have to force people to listen to my opinions on what would fix the cancer health disparities in the LGBT community. So, imagine my delight in being invited to speak my mind to high up officials at The Department of Health and Human Services in WashingtonContinue reading “HHS LGBT Listening Session Report Out From Cancer Network”

Importance of Advocacy for Implementation of Trans Inclusion in Federal Health Policies

by Emilia Dunham Reporting from the Transgender Health Summit in San Francisco I’m having the incredible privilege of attending the Center for Excellence for Transgender Health’s first national Transgender Health Summit. The opening remarks this morning were from Herb Schultz, MPP, Regional Director at the DHHS Region IX who spoke about trans inclusion at theContinue reading “Importance of Advocacy for Implementation of Trans Inclusion in Federal Health Policies”

Is This The Biggest 48 Hours Ever for LGBT Health? Part 2: HHS Recommendations to Improve the Health of LGBT Communities

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate This has been such a huge week for LGBT health as you probably know! Some tremendous news that came from today, the last day of LGBT Health Awareness week, was the release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations: “Actions to Improve the Health and Well-Being ofContinue reading “Is This The Biggest 48 Hours Ever for LGBT Health? Part 2: HHS Recommendations to Improve the Health of LGBT Communities”

HHS Tobacco Strategic Plan Launch: Eyewitness Account & LGBT Inclusion Details

by Scout Director of National LGBT Tobacco Control Network   Reporting from George Washington University Auditorium Launch of the HHS Tobacco Strategic Plan         Houston We Have An Easy-to-Read Liftoff As your intrepid guy about town, I zipped down to DC to attend the live launch of the first-ever HHS Tobacco ControlContinue reading “HHS Tobacco Strategic Plan Launch: Eyewitness Account & LGBT Inclusion Details”

Action Alert- Attn Orgs! Sign on to Create an Office of LGBT Health

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering creating a dedicated Office of LGBT Health. This would be an incredible affirmation of the importance of LGBT health and would help keep LGBT health concerns high on the list of priorities for attention, funding, and programming. HHS is expected to make this decision before Thanksgiving. Due to the tight timeline, we are asking groups and organizations to sign on to the letter below by not later than 1 PM EST tomorrow (Friday, 11/20).
If your group or organization would like to sign on, please email Kellan Baker, Policy Associate at the National Coalition for LGBT Health, at kellan@lgbthealth.net. Please do not hesitate to contact Kellan with any questions.