APPLY NOW FOR NETWORK STEERING COMMITTEE POSITIONS!

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity  The time has come: Apply to be a part of our dynamic Steering Committee! Applications due by June 3rd, 2013       The Network for LGBT Health Equity is now accepting applications to fill four positions on its 13 member Steering Committee! The purpose of the committeeContinue reading “APPLY NOW FOR NETWORK STEERING COMMITTEE POSITIONS!”

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”

Recap of the 3rd annual GLBTQA Statewide conference in North Dakota

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity     I had such a great trip to North Dakota and was pleased to be asked to present and sit on the closing panel: of the 3rd annual North Dakota GLBTQA conference. My session Truth: Social Justice and Health explored our workContinue reading “Recap of the 3rd annual GLBTQA Statewide conference in North Dakota”

Action Alert – Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…

  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…       As you may have seen through our press statement today, CDC officially launched the Tips 2 Campaign this morning. We were pleased to report the inclusionContinue reading “Action Alert – Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…”

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: 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”

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”

The Legacy of Dr. C. Everett Koop…

    Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity     A leader, advocate, pioneer,  and fellow rebel rouser Dr. C. Everett Koop’s legacy in tobacco control will always be remembered. Never backing down to the tobacco industry Dr. Koop changed the way we think about tobacco control. His vision for a smoke-free nation byContinue reading “The Legacy of Dr. C. Everett Koop…”

Upcoming event: Legacy and HRC panel discussion examining the factors influencing tobacco use in LGBT communities

  Kabi Pokhrel Director of Dissemination, LEGACY Washington, DC     Hello Network! I wanted to extend an invitation to you, on behalf of LEGACY and the Human Right’s Campaign, to the upcoming panel and reception to celebrate the release of a new report, Tobacco Control in LGBT Communities (for more information, see below!). LegacyContinue reading “Upcoming event: Legacy and HRC panel discussion examining the factors influencing tobacco use in LGBT communities”