National LGBT Cancer Network is extremely pleased to be offering scholarships to the upcoming National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH

LGBTQ community smoke at rates 40% higher than others, right? And that smoking is implicated in well over 1/3 of all cancers, right? 

 

Because of this the National LGBT Cancer Network is extremely pleased to be offering scholarships to the upcoming (and rare) National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH), Aug 27-29 in Minneapolis MN. 

 

Are you a concerned professional, a student, a queer leader, an advocate… this scholarship is open to all. Members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 

 

We will ask that all recipients write a few paragraphs each day about what they learned and how that might affect queers for sharing on social media. 

 

Deadline to apply is Tue July 30th! 

 

Ready to apply now? Here’s the form. Think someone else would be great to get to NCTOH? Please forward this email to them. We hope to see y’all in August!

 

Thanks very much to National Network of Public Health Institutes for funding these scholarships. 

 

National LGBT Cancer Network

This webinar will highlight ways to engage LGBTQ individuals in your work during the upcoming Pride season.

 

Webinar Presenters include:

  • Dr Scout, Deputy Director National LGBT Cancer Network will talk about how different tobacco and cancer programs have engaged in Prides.
  • Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Pennsylvania will discuss policy change and promoting cancer awareness at Pride events.
  • Alanna Biblow, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health will talk about their experience using a snapchat frame to promote tobacco control at Pride.
  • Joyce Swetlick, Director of Tobacco Cessation, North Carolina Department of Health, will discuss their organization’s long-term engagement with North Carolina Pride.
  • Join our network

     

    Becoming a member is easy and free.

    Reply to this email and let us know you’d like to join – we’ll add you to our Network.

    Members receive:

    ·     Early access to customizable images to use in print and on social media.

    ·     Access to technical assistance from the National LGBT Cancer Network.

WV Geriatrics: Caregiving Upcoming Conference

Upcoming conference, theme Caregiving:  Challenges and Solutions.  The cost is very reasonable, only $100 and $35 is you are a student, resident and/or fellow.  The registration includes the cost for processing the seven (7) continuing education credits, breakfast, lunch and snacks plus one year membership in the WV Geriatrics Society (WVGS) for calendar year 2019.

 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Exhibitor opportunities available and Poster Competition.  Go to www.wvgeriatrics.org to view the announcements or download from the website.

 

Thank you, and hope to see you on September 13th.

2018 Recovery Month Toolkit

Now Available: 2018 Recovery Month Toolkit and PSAs

Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.