|BAPHR & GLMA Joint Mixer|
|San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 10, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm PST
We invite you to join us for a joint reception with Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights and GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality! Meet your colleagues and learn more about our work to improve the health and well-being of LGBT people!
Light appetizers will be provided.
To RSVP, please email email@example.com and be sure to include your name, credentials, email, and the names of any guests who will be attending.
See you on March 10, 2017 at Lookout Bar SF!
Lesbian Health Fund
Call for Abstract Submissions
Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA, has its next grant cycle planned for Spring 2017. In honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting, this cycle will give preference to funding research focused on societal and domestic violence affecting sexual minority women or girls.
LHF is currently accepting proposals for research through May 1, 2017.
Founded in 1992, the LHF has awarded more than $860,000 to fund 110 research grants on lesbian health, and is the only US research fund dedicated solely to the unique health needs of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families.
Today, LHF remains committed to improving the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women over the lifespan, from early childhood, through adolescence, and adulthood, including aging. There is still great need to understand how social determinants, especially race and ethnicity, influence the health and wellbeing of lesbians, other SMW and their families.
Priority Research Areas:
- Understanding social, family and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support
- Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates
- Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections
- Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues
Many applications are for small projects ($10,000 – $20,000) structured to provide pilot data for subsequent research. Publication in a peer-reviewed journal is expected, and priority is given to the best proposals with the greatest likelihood of securing future funding from other sources.
Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested. GLMA Board Members and LHF Advisory Committee Members or paid consultants are ineligible to submit grants. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-600-8037, ext. 304 with any questions.
Your GLMA Nursing Section Leadership Team is planning another dynamite Nursing Summit, and we are eager to make sure that the day meets your expectations! So we need to hear from YOU! Fill out our “Interest Form” to let us know your ideas, requests, suggestions! The form is short and simple, but will give us very important information that we will take to heart (after all it is Valentine time!)
What a terrific Nursing Summit in St. Louis! We started the day with an inspiring and informative presentation by Tonda Hughes, whose career has always focused on the health of sexual minority women. The title of her presentation “From gay bars to marriage equality: The evolution of research on sexual minority women’s health from one researcher’s perspective” prompted a great discussion!
The networking event that followed was a huge success! It was actually a “speed dating” kind of opportunity to meet and network with folks that we might not otherwise have met!
The plenary panel presentations inspired us to envision possibilities for a career focused on LGBTQ health in nursing. The panel was moderated by Sarah Fogel, nurse member of the GLMA Board. Here are the titles and presenters on the panel:
- Cultural Competence of Nurse Practitioners: Providing Care for Gay and Lesbian Clients: Paul Smith
- LGBTQ Identity in Nursing Education: What’s the Big Deal?: Tracey Rickards
- Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People: Linda Wesp
- The attitudes of medical surgical nurses toward members of the lesbian and gay community: Allen Smith
After lunch (another great networking time!) our past Chair Mary Foley shared informative guidelines for creating policy change – information that served as a useful foundation for the interest group discussions that followed.
The interest groups formed around LGBTQ Curriculum, Queering Nursing Research, and Trans Health. Here are photos showing folks reporting details of their discussion to the larger group!
All photos provided by Caitlin Stover
Yes — just one more week and the only gathering specifically for, about and by LGBTQ nurses and our allies is happening in St. Louis! It is happening next week on Wednesday September 14 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark . You can see the planned program here! Online registration is no longer available, but if you find that you can join us, come on to St. Louis and you can register on Wednesday morning at the conference. The evening of the 14th is the opening reception for the GLMA conference, which offers amazing educational and inspirational programming for all healthcare providers, and more opportunities to network with LGBTQ colleagues from all healthcare disciplines.
Everyone who attends the Summit will have an experience of a lifetime – a whole day when our focus derives from, and fully expresses, the health concerns of LGBTQ people and their families. In addition, we will explores ways that we can improve nursing care and the environment for LGBTQ people who enter healthcare situations either as patients or providers.
But the most important dimension of the Nursing Summit is simply the experience of being there, networking with friends and colleagues, meeting new people who share our concerns and taking whatever actions we can to improve nursing and health care for LGBTQ people.
If you can’t join us, subscribe to this blog, where we will share all sorts of information about the Summit, and will provide opportunities for everyone to become involved. We will definitely post information about the dates and location of next year’s Summit – so that hopefully you can start planning now to be part of this important movement! So stay tuned – these is much more to come!
The GLMA Nursing Section Leadership Team has now confirmed the final program for our Nursing Summit, planned for all day on September 14, 2016, in St. Louis, MO! The day will feature:
- Keynote Address by Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN: “From gay bars to marriage equality: The evolution of research on sexual minority women’s health from one researcher’s perspective.”
- Ample opportunities for networking, including learning innovative networking strategies.
- Presentations by GLMA Nursing Section members sharing their current LGBT initiatives.
- Opportunities to collaborate with others around your specific interests related to LGBTQ health.
- Participate in the ongoing development of the GLMA Nursing Section
The detailed program for the 2016 Nursing Summit is on the GLMANursing.Org website, which also provides links for Summit and GLMA conference registration, information about the 34th Annual GLMA conference, and travel and hotel information.
GLMA Nursing Summit will be all day September 14, 2016 in St. Louis! The GLMA Conference opens the evening of the 14th, with all of the fabulous programming through September 17th. See the details for the conference here!
The 2016 GLMA Nursing Summit keynote speaker, Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN will be sharing her experiences in developing her outstanding research career focusing on sexual minority women. Her talk is titled “From gay bars to marriage equality: The evolution of research on sexual minority women’s health from one researcher’s perspective.” Dr. Hughes is Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, College of Nursing, University of Illinois – Chicago, Research Director, UIC National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and Co-Director, UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH).
The theme of the 2016 Nursing Summit is: “Challenges of Advancing LGBTQ Health in Nursing: Finding Your Way.” The day will feature:
- Opportunities to learn about initiatives in nursing education, practice, research and policy
- Networking with activists engaged in advancing LGBTQ health in nursing
- Celebration of past accomplishments, and the potential for making change in nursing and healthcare to improve LGBQ health!
Our 2016 GLMA Nursing Summit will include a number of breakout sessions to address the many interests, issues and concerns related to LGBTQ nurses, nursing care, education, research, policy — you name it, we hope to cover it all! YOU can be a vital part of this by presenting a session on a topic that you want to share with others! Use this handy form to let us know how you would like to be involved! Fill out the form by March 20, and we will let you know if your proposal is accepted by April 15th!
I am delighted to let everyone know that we have formed a GLMA Nursing web management team! We have three members of the team – myself (Peggy Chinn, Nursing Section Recorder), Tiffany Cook and Dennis Hargis. We welcome new folks any time .. if you want to join us, just let us know (you can use the Contact Form here)
Our goals include:
- Blog Regularly every other Thursday (more if we can)
- Provide, through the blog, a discussion forum for all GLMA members and friends focused on items that are included in the GLMA digest, and encourage participation
- Also feature content that is broadly LGBTQ-focuesd that is prompted by national holidays, observances and celelbrations.
- Improve our social media reach to promote LGBTQ health and quality nursing care for LGBTQ individuals and families.
- Participate actively with GLMA staff and board members to plan for future development of GLMA on the web.
If you have not yet met Tiffany and Dennis, you will want to get to know them! Here is a brief introduction!
A digital native, Tiffany is very excited to be joining the GLMA Nursing Web Team. In her current position as the Training and Professional Development Program Coordinator at NYU School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity Affairs she is diligently working to assess and improve curricular content within undergraduate medical education related to cultural competence and LGBTQI health. Prior to joining NYU School of Medicine, she served as the Executive Director of Praxis Clinical, where she developed and provided clinical skills workshops on gynecological and andrological exams, ultrasound exams, sexual assault forensic exams, and LGBTQI/DSD+ health for a variety of nursing and medical programs across the northeast region, including NYU, the Connecticut Office of Victim Services, and Yale University.
She received her undergraduate degree in General Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Idaho and is currently pursuing nursing prerequisites at Johns Hopkins University, with the hopes of one day becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she continues to provide a variety of continuing education and community health workshops and has written for the peer-reviewed Journal of Visualized Experiments. Please feel free to connect with Tiffany on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Dennis currently works as a Research Site Coordinator, Mental Health, at the Orlando (FL) VA Medical Center. He has served in this role for one year; prior to assuming this role he served as Nurse Manager of Surgical Services, PAT, and Pain Clinic for 4 years. He currently serves on the medical center’s Ethics Committee and is a member of the Transgender Care Team. Dennis retired from the USAF in 2003 after 21 years of military service. He holds a M.S. in Nursing Administration, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY; and a B.S. and A.D. in Nursing, Marymount University, Arlington, VA. He is currently enrolled in the DNP program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN with a targeted completion date of July 2016. His scholarly project interest centers on increasing LGBT cultural awareness among Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA) staff members. His plans are to enroll in a Ph.D. program to pursue continued studies with regard to LGBT Veterans. He is a member of the GLMA, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association. Please feel free to connect with Dennis on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
As we start a new year, the GLMA Nursing Section Leadership team is off to a great start – we are already planning the Fourth GLMA Nursing Summit to be held in St. Louis on September 14th! We hope to see many of you there! Right now, there is one simple, fast and important way you can help as we begin planning for the Summit, and as we refine our goals for the Section — fill out our brief GLMA Nursing Email List Survey! We promise it is brief and easy to complete!
Fill out the form below, or click here to complete the survey in Google Forms