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Tobacco Action Plan

The top 5 priorities

  1. Create One National Campaign: One Logo/Name and Message
  2. Develop Clearinghouse on LGBT Tobacco Efforts
  3. Identify Data Sets for Analysis and Conduct New Research
  4. Enhance Connectivity with Larger Anti-Smoking Organizations
  5. Build Resources for Development Programs and Initiatives

see full action plan (PDF)

Resource Library

  • 2008 Bitch to Quit
    Presented at Creating Change

    Bitch to Quit:
    Successes and Failures of Versions
    Traditional and Innovative Partnerships
    LBQ and LGBTQ efforts

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  • 2008 GLMA Plenary

    Draft version of PPT from Scout's forthcoming speech at GLMA conference.

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  • El Uso de Tabaco entre la Comunidad LGBTT / Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

    Cumbre de PrevenciĆ³n de Tabaquismo y Obesidad: Integrando Esfuerzos para un Puerto Rico Saludable

    12 de marzo de 2010

    Yanira Arias

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  • Health Advocacy Webinar BrownBag Webinar Presentation Slides

    On January 31st, 2011 the Network held a Webinar to enhance the LGBT inclusion of state suicide prevention programs. It includes tips and suggestions to make this happen as well as contacts to request assistance with this process.

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  • Health Advocacy Webinar: 411 on Including LGBT Communities in CTG Proposals

    June 13th, 2011

    Presenters: Scout, Ph.D. Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity at The Fenway Institute

    Debra Morris, MPH CHES
    Director of Technical Assistance
    Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium


    1) Why: integrating LGBT partners strengthens your proposal
    2) Data: sources for local LGBT health information
    3) How: to identify local LGBT partners
    4) Examples of successful LGBT policy advocacy campaigns
    5) Models for inclusion in CTG proposals and/or action planning
    6) Comments from Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium staff

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  • Health Advocacy Webinar: LGBT Engagement in Local Community Transformation Grants PowerPoint

    Health Advocacy Webinar: LGBT Engagement in Local Community Transformation Grants PowerPoint

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  • LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings: Who, Why and How

    Scout, PhD, National LGBT Tobacco Control Network, The Fenway Institute

    Sarah Senseman, MPH, Center for Prevention, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

    In late 2007, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN collaborated with the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network to create and conduct cultural competency trainings for a variety of vendors who provided state tobacco quitline services. The 20 trainings that resulted varied in length, mode, and target audience -- this diversity of LGBT cultural competency training experiences generated lessons on how to present this information for a variety of audiences. Evaluation data from these and other related trainings will be presented to demonstrate the value of the experience, even for public health workers who are not direct providers. The main components of the trainings will be outlined and compared to other well-recognized LGBT cultural competency offerings. Finally, existing resources for LGBT cultural competency trainings will be reviewed, including new online and comprehensive offerings, to assist decision-makers in identifying the best match for their needs.

    Learning Objectives:

    Evaluate impact of LGBT cultural competency trainings in different settings

    List the tenets of a strong LGBT cultural competency program

    Articulate options for integrating LGBT cultural competency trainings into different settings

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  • LGBT Populations and Tobacco

    The "LGBT Populations and Tobacco 2nd edition" is a PowerPoint presentation designed by the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) to educate tobacco control professionals who want to expand their knowledge of LGBT populations, provide strategies for incorporating LGBT populations into overall tobacco control efforts, inform LGBT audiences wanting to know more about the dangers of tobacco use and how the tobacco industry targets them, and provide information to help tobacco control professionals and LGBT health organizations build capacity for LGBT tobacco control interventions.

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  • LGBT Tobacco Disparities: State-level successes,
    Opportunities, and Challenges

    Scout, PhD,
    National LGBT Tobacco Control Network, The Fenway Institute

    In 2007, the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network convened professionals from states doing advanced LGBT tobacco disparity work to create a set of best practices for
    work in this arena. The resulting document presents a set of 5 large scale best practices for any state or region to implement to maximize impact of this work. These best practices, not yet evidence-based, are wisdom-based and supported by a broad crosssection of community leaders who have signed on to support the recommendations. We will explore these best practices in detail, with examples of how states have successfully implemented different steps and a discussion of the impacts gained as states/regions have moved to higher levels of sophistication on this issue. These recommendations are presented at an interesting juncture, because a record number of states, seeing the dramatic tobacco disparity research for LGBT communities, are expanding their mainstream tobacco control work to target disparity groups, especially LGBTs. In 2006, 35 states expressed a need for technical assistance to expand their LGBT tobacco control
    work. We will supplement the best practice information with an overview of state-level activity, including an update from a 2008 reassessment, to demonstrate the rapid expansion of this work across the country. This expansion creates opportunities at many levels and sometimes creates challenges as state policymakers and community-level advocates forge new working relationships.

    Learning Objectives:

    Describe characteristics of advanced LGBT tobacco disparity programs

    List 5 best practices for state-level LGBT tobacco disparity work

    Identify opportunities in this area through overview of state activities

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  • LGBT'S and Tobacco: A Bit of History

    PowerPoint presentation developed by Scout, Ph.D. June 28, 2006. Information on the Tobacco industry's efforts to target gay populations and how to work within a national network.

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  • North Dakota Alcohol Powerpoint Presentation

    Gustavo Torrez's North Dakota

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  • Politics and Data

    LGBT Health: a case study of politics and data collection: points to instances when politics have influenced data collection on LGBT health in the recent past and analyzes the impact of this suppressed data collection.
    Presentation given at APHA conference, Boston, 2006.

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  • PowerPoint on LGBT Anti-Tobacco Money Pledge

    PowerPoint on the reasons and methods of LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership on approaching LGBT elected officials in their state to sign a pledge indicating that they will not accept money from tobacco companies.

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  • Reach, Serve, LGBT - Buchting

    LGBT Communities and Tobacco: History, Knowledge Gaps, and Challenges. Presentation by Francisco Buchting. Information on how reserach, education and public policy interact; community knowledge vs. scientific knowledge; research finding milestones for LGBTs; knowledge gaps; examples of tobacco ads and tobacco control; research challenges.

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  • Reaching and Serving Your LGBT Communties - Scout

    Pointing you in the right direction to access data on LGBT's and smoking prevelance: state census findings, steps for the states to take, how to use the LGBT TCN, and how to reach LGBTs.

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  • The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network

    PowerPoint presentation describing work of the network

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  • Transgender Inclusion within Organizations Serving the LGBT Community BrownBag Webinar Slides

    A Transgender Awareness Week BrownBag Webinar with Talia Mae Bettcher and Susan Forrest

    A Network Webinar held on November 11, 2010

    These are slides from our first ever co-lead Webinar with Network member Susan Forrest and Dr. Talia Bettcher who co-presented a Webinar on Transgender Inclusion in Health and Community organizations/agencies serving, or that could potentially serve, transgender people. Types of agencies included Departments of Health, cessation groups, LGBT organizations, Tobacco Control organizations, Health Centers, etc. With their cultural competency training experience, Talia and Susan presented on how organizations can be more inclusive of the transgender community in general with mention of how even LGBT-focused cessation programs can be more inclusive of trans individuals.

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