Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity CDC Releases First of New Reports on Health Disparities I have to confess, back in college when I worked at a health library, there was one publication that I would regularly mock, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Yup, nothing seemed to quite encapsulate “scintillating” as muchContinue reading “CDC Releases Historic Disparities Report: News on LGBT Health? No Data.”
On Monday, November 22nd, we held a BrownBag Webinar called “LGBT Surveillance: Next Steps for the Federal Government.” The call focused on a discussion on federal opportunities for LGBT data to be considered for inclusion in national surveillance (surveys). The crux of the conversation’s goal was to gather Lessons Learned from stories that callers sharedContinue reading “LGBT Surveillance: Next Steps for the Federal Government Summary”
by Emilia Dunham Reporting on “The Affordable Care Act (Part II): Section 4302 and Implications for Data Collection” call earlier this afternoon (Webinar was sponsored by the Aetna Foundation and AcademyHealth) On the call today David Meyers of the Center for Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality discussed how Section 4302 of theContinue reading “Implementing Affordable Care Act, Section 4302: An Overview of Federal Efforts and Implications for Data Collection”
As tides change on the federal level, there is opportunity for our community to mobilize and discuss next steps to assist federal agencies to include LGBT communities in federal efforts. A major gap on the federal level is LGBT Surveillance, so the Network would like to host a BrownBag titled “LGBT Surveillance: Next Steps forContinue reading “LGBT Surveillance: Next Steps for the Federal Government”
by Joseph Lee Network Steering Committee Member Is sexual orientation too controversial to ask on state surveys? No more so than race and weight according to researchers at the New Mexico Department of Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In the first look at statewide data over timeContinue reading “New Resource: Publication on Lessons Learned from Sexual Orientation Surveillance in New Mexico”
Sunday, June 6, 2010 was a bright sunny day and full of excitement in Puerto Rico. People from all walks of life participated in Gay Pride festivities in the capital city, San Juan. While paying respects to the families of the several transgender women murdered in the last months across the island, local LGBT groups,Continue reading “CDC’s National Tobacco Control Networks Support Puerto Rico LGBT Community Events & Inclusion”
by Emilia Dunham Network Program Associate On June 28th, I was privileged to participate in a webinar on the American Lung Association’s LGBT Smoking Report. Since data is dramatically lacking on LGBT smoking, this national survey was extremely important, so we can expect this research will have lasing implications! Below are some major points fromContinue reading “American Lung Association: LGBT Smoking Report”
We got a few different policy updates from the good folk working on tobacco policy at a national level. So, here for your edification, is the 200% unofficial Scout-version of what might have been said, rumored, or implied. As per usual, all errors are probably someone else’s fault, and all correct information is absolutely to my credit.