Leaders Urge Us To Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Awards

by Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity At The Fenway Institute Asking Officials How We Get Inclusion in Local CTG Awards Flashback to American Public Health Association (APHA) conference a few months back. This event pulls together 13,000 public healthians from every walk of life. They had a session there where they wereContinue reading “Leaders Urge Us To Demand Partnership in Local Community Transformation Awards”

They’re Still Talking Bout YOU

Hay Network Hay, Last week I went to a training by La Tanisha Wright, former trade marketing manager for Brown and Williamson Co (now a part of RJ Reynolds), currently a fierce anti-tobacco/tobacco control activist. This was some of the most interesting information that I have heard to date about how the tobacco corporations screwContinue reading “They’re Still Talking Bout YOU”

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”

Deconstructing a Disparity: Association of Violence and Discrimination with Smoking Among Sexual Minority Youth Adults

This afternoon, I attended some intriguing presentations from the Population Center’s Summer Institute graduates. Among them, John Blosnich, PhD candidate of Public Health Sciences at West Virginia University stuck out as a researcher looking into violence and discrimination within the context of LGB youth smoking rates. In his presentation, titled:  “Deconstructing a Disparity: Association ofContinue reading “Deconstructing a Disparity: Association of Violence and Discrimination with Smoking Among Sexual Minority Youth Adults”