It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control. This new document, which we are so proud to introduce, was officially released last week at the 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit in Kansas City, MO. We have printed a limited run of copies, some of which were distributed at our exhibit booth at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health last week as well. If you would like a copy of the document, please fill out the form below and we will be sure to get one in the mail to you! You can also download your own official copy by clicking here.
As many of you know, this has been a labor of love, and we have been soliciting input from you all for months. We have reviewed the science, and culminated a document unlike anything before for our community; one that will truly raise the bar for the development of future best practice documents. It is so exciting to see all of the hard work that has been done not only by the Best Practices Committee, but by all of our partners who submitted thoughtful responses, suggestions, and supporting materials to ensure that this document is the best it can be. The Network is community driven, and this is another product created by and for our community.
As Dr. Scout states in the document, “Every disparity population struggles with the lack of precedent for their work, the lack of scientific testing of tailored strategies, and the lack of acknowledgement for the undeniable wisdom built by years of work in the field.” One thing that we all know is if you don’t speak up and share your work, than a huge opportunity to potentially help your community is missed. This document is an effort to ensure that all of the work being done across the country is preserved, and that we can continue to learn from each other as we fight to reduce LGBT health disparities.
Thanks again to our Best Practices Committee for the many hours, days, and months spent developing this valuable document:
Francisco O. Buchting, PhD | ETR Associates | San Francisco, CA
William L. Furmanski | Legacy | Washington, DC
Joseph G. L. Lee, MPH, CPH | University of North Carolina | Chapel Hill, NC
Phoenix A. K. Matthews, PhD | University of Illinois | Chicago, IL
Daniella Matthews-Trigg | The Network for LGBT Health Equity | Boston, MA
Scout, PhD | The Network for LGBT Health Equity | Boston, MA
Jamie Tam, MPH | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
Gustavo Torrez | The Network for LGBT Health Equity | Boston, MA