LGBT folks share their quit tips

    Network for LGBT Health Equity Celebrating Spring with some fierce quit tips!      The Network for LGBT Health Equity is one of six national Networks working to reduce tobacco-related disparities in priority populations. APPEAL, Break Free Alliance, NAATPN, NLTCN, Keep it Sacred and (yours truly) the Network for LGBT Health Equity, represent populations that have higher ratesContinue reading “LGBT folks share their quit tips”

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!”

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?”

Setting the tone: Crafting an Agenda for the Black LGBT Community.

            Trevoi Crump    Guest Blogger     Setting the tone: Crafting an Agenda for the Black LGBT Community.   Ha, so you’re probably thinking, did he attend any other workshop where NBJC was not present? Yes! Yes, I did. However, NBJC and there resources were most beneficial to a lotContinue reading “Setting the tone: Crafting an Agenda for the Black LGBT Community.”

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”

“If we are not counted, we don’t exist”

by Alex Iantaffi, Guest Blogger Reporting on The 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit (Kansas City, MO) One of the threads throughout the Summit was the importance of being visible in policy, research and practice. While introducing the MPOWERED document in the Opening Plenary, Dr. Francisco Butching highlighted why monitoring is so important by reminding usContinue reading ““If we are not counted, we don’t exist””