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MPOWERED Best and Promising Practices in LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control

MPOWERED Best and Promising Practices in LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control. The document, which we are extremely proud to introduce, was officially released at the 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit in Kansas City, MO on August 14th, 2012.

President Obama has demonstrated a vision for greater equality for LGBT communities across the country. In doing so, HHS continues to engage in a concerted effort to improve the health and well-being of all Americans, including LGBT people. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had led these efforts to promote equal treatment of LGBT communities, provide enhanced resources for LGBT health issues, and develop better information regarding LGBT health needs. Over the past couple years we have seen some major advances, and as we move forward we take much pride in our current administration’s commitment to addressing LGBT health equity globally. This document is one part of this larger picture, looking at best and promising practices in order to better address tobacco prevention and control within LGBT communities. Our Network is committed to advocating for, and working alongside, Secretary Sebelius, Dr. Howard Koh, as well as many others, in the advancement of LGBT health equity at HHS.

As the first document of this kind to culminate the work around disparities in LGBT tobacco, we hope that you find MPOWERED to be a useful resource. The creation of MPOWERED was a rigorous process and our goals were two-fold; to create a valuable document for the tobacco control community, and to develop a process with scientific backing for the development of future documents of this kind. MPOWERED is a truly community-driven document that we hope will set the precedent for the development of future best and promising practice documents. The document was created by a dedicated committee of eight Network staff and Steering Committee members, who worked to solicit best and promising practices, suggested additions, and revisions from the Networks constituent base for months.

We saw the need for something that would culminate the work being done across the country in LGBT tobacco-control, and create a system for avoiding the common pitfall of reinventing the wheel in the work that we all do. This document is an effort to ensure that all of the innovative and inspirational work is preserved and collected, and that we continue to learn from each other as we work to reduce LGBT health disparities.

Sincerely,

The Network’s Best and Promising Practices Committee
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
It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of MPOWERED: Best and Promising Practices for LGBT Tobacco Prevention and Control. The document, which we are extremely proud to introduce, was officially released at the 8th National LGBT Health Equity Summit in Kansas City, MO on August 14th, 2012.

President Obama has demonstrated a vision for greater equality for LGBT communities across the country. In doing so, HHS continues to engage in a concerted effort to improve the health and well-being of all Americans, including LGBT people. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had led these efforts to promote equal treatment of LGBT communities, provide enhanced resources for LGBT health issues, and develop better information regarding LGBT health needs. Over the past couple years we have seen some major advances, and as we move forward we take much pride in our current administration’s commitment to addressing LGBT health equity globally. This document is one part of this larger picture, looking at best and promising practices in order to better address tobacco prevention and control within LGBT communities. Our Network is committed to advocating for, and working alongside, Secretary Sebelius, Dr. Howard Koh, as well as many others, in the advancement of LGBT health equity at HHS.

As the first document of this kind to culminate the work around disparities in LGBT tobacco, we hope that you find MPOWERED to be a useful resource. The creation of MPOWERED was a rigorous process and our goals were two-fold; to create a valuable document for the tobacco control community, and to develop a process with scientific backing for the development of future documents of this kind. MPOWERED is a truly community-driven document that we hope will set the precedent for the development of future best and promising practice documents. The document was created by a dedicated committee of eight Network staff and Steering Committee members, who worked to solicit best and promising practices, suggested additions, and revisions from the Networks constituent base for months.

We saw the need for something that would culminate the work being done across the country in LGBT tobacco-control, and create a system for avoiding the common pitfall of reinventing the wheel in the work that we all do. This document is an effort to ensure that all of the innovative and inspirational work is preserved and collected, and that we continue to learn from each other as we work to reduce LGBT health disparities.

Sincerely,

The Network’s Best and Promising Practices Committee
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

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Tis document was supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58DP001516-04 romTe Centers or Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility o the authors anddo not necessarily represent the ocial views o the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention.

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