SRNT Poster Watch: Tobacco Use Among LGBT Atlantans

    The Network for LGBT HEalth Equity Makin’ sure you don’t miss a THING…       Drum roll please! We are excited to present to you a poster from Georgia State University, Division of Respiratory Health (and check out the great the skeleton image)! Background: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people areContinue reading “SRNT Poster Watch: Tobacco Use Among LGBT Atlantans”

House Balls: Keeping LGBT community health in vogue

  Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Highlights of Creating Change: Ballroom 101!         Last year, The Network tabled at Creating Change, and while that provided a really great opportunity for me to talk to almost every person who attended the conference, I didn’t have much of a chance to attend sessions. This year,Continue reading “House Balls: Keeping LGBT community health in vogue”

Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity   Hello Everyone, Long story short we are all pushing for and/or understand the importance of comprehensive inclusion of LGBT communities in all surveillance instruments through sexual orientation and gender identity measures. Currently the Health Information Technology Policy Committee is seeking comments onContinue reading “Action Alert ***Support Data Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings***”

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”

July & August Monthly Updates From The Network

Our last fiscal year with our current 5 year cooperative agreement started July 1st and rest assured, the coming year will be full of new products, learning opportunities, and expanded focuses that will continue to transform the LGBT health and tobacco control movement. With that being said, On August 14 the Network released MPOWERED: Best andContinue reading “July & August Monthly Updates From The Network”

Support, Love & Knowledge!

  by Alex Iantaffi, Guest Blogger Reporting on The 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit (Kansas City, MO)     Support, Love & Knowledge were called for by the youth participants on August 14th, during the closing plenary. Thanks to generous sponsorship by great organizations, such as the Cancer Action Network of the American Cancer Society, Missouri FoundationContinue reading “Support, Love & Knowledge!”

What is your vision of a world with health equity?

Meredith Kamradt Guest Blogger writing from the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) Day 3 in Kansas City and Day 2 of the NCTOH started with some unexpected chills running down my arms.  And no, I haven’t caught the virus of death! As I was finishing my cup of coffee this morning in theContinue reading “What is your vision of a world with health equity?”

Adding to the Data About LGBT Cancer Survivors

by Liz Margolies, LCSW Director, National LGBT Cancer Network New York, NY     Adding to the Data About LGBT Cancer Survivors  After years of complaining about the lack of data on LGBT health disparities and health experiences, The National LGBT Cancer Network finally has an opportunity to conduct our own research study.  You tell usContinue reading “Adding to the Data About LGBT Cancer Survivors”

Thoughts on Tobacco, Evolution, Sustainability & Strategic Planning

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Healthcare Reform Has Started to Change Our World It seems I’ve been a public health professional for almost a quarter of a century. (really? wow) I’ve gotta say, in those 24 years, one of the things that gives me the most optimismContinue reading “Thoughts on Tobacco, Evolution, Sustainability & Strategic Planning”

ACTION ALERT: One Month to Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Grants

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Local CTG Grantees Have One Month To Modify Action Plans Remember how (just minutes ago) we posted that leaders are urging local disparity leaders to demand partnership in the newly awarded $100M of Community Transformation Grants (CTGs)? Well good news is, manyContinue reading “ACTION ALERT: One Month to Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Grants”