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”

Statewide LGBT Health Initiative takes off in Arkansas

      Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity     As you may have see by my last post: Arkansas taking major efforts to reduce LGBT Tobacco and Health Disparities, great things are happening in Arkansas. The Network is pleased to be facilitating the development of this joint initiative supportedContinue reading “Statewide LGBT Health Initiative takes off in Arkansas”

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”

Happy NATIONAL LGBT HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2013

  Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2013     Remember how awesome Health Awareness Week was last year?! Well we have excellent news for you: It’s happening again! There is a lot to celebrate this year in the land of LGBT health! Some LGBT health-related highlights this year… CDC Reaches OutContinue reading “Happy NATIONAL LGBT HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2013”

SRNT POSTER WATCH: Are Sexual and gender minorities stressed out and smoking?

        Jane McElroy, PhD Family and Community Medicine Department Office of Medical Research University of Missouri-Columbia     The purpose of this study was to characterize stress levels in the sexual and gender minority (SGM) population using Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale. Data were collected at Missouri pride festivals and online during theContinue reading “SRNT POSTER WATCH: Are Sexual and gender minorities stressed out and smoking?”

“My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker”

  Sherrill Wayland, MSW SAGE Metro St. Louis         “My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker” This was my opening comment for the “Voices of Community Partners” Panel, during the Community Engagement to Address Tobacco-related Health Disparities Pre-Conference at SRNT.  If you had told me a year ago that IContinue reading ““My Name is Sherrill and I’m a Recovering Smoker””

SRNT Poster watch: An Examination of poly-tobacco use in sexual and gender minority individuals

    Real-time reporting from SRNT brought to you by your trusty Network       As you may know, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 19th Annual International Meeting is taking place this week in Boston! We wanted to give a shout-out to some of our friends (and heroes) in LGBT Tobacco ControlContinue reading “SRNT Poster watch: An Examination of poly-tobacco use in sexual and gender minority individuals”

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”