February, 2015 News and Updates

News & Updates

February, 2015
Theme of the Month: LGBT Health

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Training Opportunities

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: The End of LGBT Invisibility
Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter: Harvey J Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center

Calidad de cuidado para lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgéneros y transexuales: Eliminando la invisibilidad y las disparidades en salud
Sponsor: The National LGBT Health Education Center and La Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPPR)
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter: Carlos Rodríguez Díaz, MPHE, PhD and Carmen M. Vélez Vega, PhD., MSW. School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus/ Escuela de Salud Pública – Universidad de Puerto Rico

    • Check out SAMHSA’s Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations information and resource kit
    • The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
    • HRSA’s StopBullying.gov for information for parents, educators, and community on what you can do to respond to bullying.
    • Transgender Law Center, whose mission is to “to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.”

From the Field

    • From Healthy People 2020: Check out how  the Colorado Department of Health and Environment created an actionable plan to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health.
    • Here is an evidence-based intervention for mental health promotion to address prejudice and harassment among adolescents. The best part? You can replicate this!

In the News

  • Rueters reports that LGBT have health concerns that deserve special attention.
  • Despite federal court order, 7 out of 10 Alabamans oppose same-sex marriage. See NY Times article here.
  • Gay marriage is good for your health, even if you’re not gay. Huffington Post
  • Researchers at Harvard find that health insurers may be using drug coverage to discriminate despite the ACA’s elimination of discrimination based on preexisting conditions.
IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThis month’s Log-in and Learn WebinarMark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD presented,

“Structural Stigma and Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations.”

Download the recommended reading and slides.

Click here for the edited video of the webinar.