California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network Statewide coalition of nonprofit providers, community centers and researchers collectively advocating for policies & resources to advance LGBTQ health in CA.
The California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network is a statewide coalition of non-profit providers, community centers, and researchers working collectively to advocate for state level policies and resources that will advance LGBTQ health. We strive to provide coordinated leadership about LGBTQ health policy in a proactive, responsive manner that promotes health and wellness as part of the movement for LGBTQ equality.
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As a Network of multidisciplinary organizations serving California’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, we are working together to achieve changes that will improve the health and wellness of LGBT people, families, and communities. We agree that the following principles will guide our work together: - Foster an inclusive and open process - Commit to work and communicate in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation - Address issues of those not at the table including those most in need and most vulnerable - Focus on structural change and systems change work that seeks to create long term, in depth change - Emphasize the strengths and resilience of LGBT people and not just a deficit-based model

#BlackHistoryMonth is also an opportunity to support the mental health and wellness of Black LGBTQ+ people. Read more: h...
02/06/2020

#BlackHistoryMonth is also an opportunity to support the mental health and wellness of Black LGBTQ+ people. Read more: http://bit.ly/LGBTQBHM2020

#Out4MentalHealth #BHM2020

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo
02/04/2020

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo

This #BlackHistoryMonth we honor the lives of Black LGBTQ people who have historically been on the frontline of LGBTQ ri...
02/04/2020
Our Blackness Shines, Even in The Dark: How Black Trans Women Gave You Wellness and Life Even When We Were in Pain - California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network

This #BlackHistoryMonth we honor the lives of Black LGBTQ people who have historically been on the frontline of LGBTQ rights. On our latest blog post, Black trans activist Ebony Harper shares a heartfelt message to our community.

#Out4MentalHealth #BHM2020

In the initial days of what we call the LGBTQI community today, Black trans women gave you the medicine you needed to thrive in a world where you were rejected.

01/31/2020
Health Access California

Health Access California

DEADLINE TO ENROLL IS TOMORROW! This year, more Californians than ever before will qualify for financial help to enroll in a health plan through Covered California. Watch this quick video to find out more and sign up today!

Equality California
01/28/2020
Equality California

Equality California

This is un-American -- and just plain wrong.

The Trump-Pence Administration's racially motivated wealth test, or "public charge," will put the American Dream further out of reach for immigrants, especially low-income, LGBTQ immigrants

The final deadline to get health insurance for 2020 through Covered California is January 31st!  See if you qualify for ...
01/27/2020

The final deadline to get health insurance for 2020 through Covered California is January 31st! See if you qualify for a discount and find a deal TODAY at CoveredCA.com. #GetCovered

"It is a way for people to say, 'You can't erase me. You can't erase my community'", said Amanda McAllister-Wallner, dir...
01/24/2020

"It is a way for people to say, 'You can't erase me. You can't erase my community'", said Amanda McAllister-Wallner, director of the California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network. Read more about the 2020 Census: http://ow.ly/Pc2G50y3DWz

#WillBeCounted | Photo: Equality California

"Increases in youth e-cigarette use, and vaping overall, are no surprise as we continue to learn more about how the toba...
01/21/2020
New Truth Initiative Study Finds JUUL Use Doubled in One Year

"Increases in youth e-cigarette use, and vaping overall, are no surprise as we continue to learn more about how the tobacco industry, especially e-cigarette maker JUUL, targeted youth and society’s most vulnerable with clever marketing campaigns, a highly addictive formula and youth-appealing flavors.”

#WeBreathe

The percentage of teens and young adults aged 15-34 who have ever used JUUL more than doubled between 2018 and 2019, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" — Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay #MLK
01/20/2020

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" — Martin Luther King Jr.

#MLKDay #MLK

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo
01/15/2020

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo

01/06/2020

The Department of Health Care Services has released the RFA for its Prop 64 Youth Substance Use Prevention funding. Each grant is worth up to $1 million over three years. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2seSbyE

In #2020, more Californians than ever before will qualify for financial help to enroll in a health plan through Covered ...
01/03/2020

In #2020, more Californians than ever before will qualify for financial help to enroll in a health plan through Covered California! Find out if you qualify and enroll by January 31st: CoveredCA.com. #GetCovered

Our community is resilient and creative! We have figured out amazing ways to come together to support each other this ho...
12/30/2019

Our community is resilient and creative! We have figured out amazing ways to come together to support each other this holiday season. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rrSPbO.

Illustration: Cloudy Thurstag

"Research shows that when a school has an LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program in place, LGBTQ students are less likely...
12/27/2019
The future of sex ed has arrived. Is America ready?

"Research shows that when a school has an LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program in place, LGBTQ students are less likely to experience depression, drug or alcohol abuse, and bullying." http://bit.ly/39c22pN

Even in liberal California, families are pushing back against lessons on gender identity. The battles could be a blueprint for the rest of the country.

If someone in your community is experiencing a difficult time this holiday season, you can support them with messages li...
12/25/2019

If someone in your community is experiencing a difficult time this holiday season, you can support them with messages like: “It seems like you are going through a difficult time. How can I help you to find help?”.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2rrSPbO.

#Out4MentalHealth

Thank you for your partnership this past year - whether you joined our Network calls, signed onto advocacy letters, atte...
12/24/2019

Thank you for your partnership this past year - whether you joined our Network calls, signed onto advocacy letters, attended a training, or participated in the first Statewide Convening - we wouldn't be where we are without you. #HappyHolidays from the Network team!

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo
12/24/2019

California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network's cover photo

Self-care is vital to our mental health and wellness during this holiday season. Our latest blog post explores resources...
12/23/2019

Self-care is vital to our mental health and wellness during this holiday season. Our latest blog post explores resources and ways to build cooperative capacity: http://bit.ly/2rrSPbO.

Illustration: Cloudy Thurstag

Every year, 17,000 youth age out of foster care—facing higher rates of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, & incarcerat...
12/19/2019

Every year, 17,000 youth age out of foster care—facing higher rates of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, & incarceration. Today is the last day to submit comments on Trump's #LicenseToDiscriminate: http://fmeq.co/act-now

ActionLink: The Center Action Network
12/19/2019

ActionLink: The Center Action Network

The Dept. of Health & Human Svcs proposed a rule that would give programs receiving grants a #licensetodiscriminate. Example: an after school program could refuse to allow a trans teen to participate based on the school's beliefs. We must oppose this: ow.ly/EQ6y50xkiN8

Read the stories of the rainbow families fighting the Trump administration's #LicenseToDiscriminate below. Oppose it you...
12/18/2019
Meet 3 LGBTQ Families Fighting Trump’s License to Discriminate

Read the stories of the rainbow families fighting the Trump administration's #LicenseToDiscriminate below. Oppose it yourself by submitting a comment in opposition before December 19. Visit FMEQ.co/act-now to speak out.

This Thanksgiving, join them in speaking out against discrimination in adoption and other services.

With Trump's #LicenseToDiscriminate,❌ Kids & families pay the price❌ Seniors pay the price❌ Women pay the price❌ LGBTQ+/...
12/17/2019

With Trump's #LicenseToDiscriminate,
❌ Kids & families pay the price
❌ Seniors pay the price
❌ Women pay the price
❌ LGBTQ+/2S folks pay the price
❌ Religious minorities pay the price
❌ Immigrants pay the price

#WeAllPayThePrice.

http://fmeq.co/act-now

12/14/2019
What's New In 2020 | Covered California

In 2020, there are three important changes to health insurance coverage to be aware of. Watch this quick video: https://youtu.be/e6HXY0aNDJo

#GetCovered

In 2020, there are three important changes to health insurance coverage to be aware of. Watch to learn more. Learn more about Covered California, the state's...

Need health insurance for 2020? For coverage through Covered California starting January 1, enroll by December 15! Get s...
12/12/2019

Need health insurance for 2020? For coverage through Covered California starting January 1, enroll by December 15! Get started by viewing plans side by side at CoveredCA.com.

#GetCovered

2/3 of the US oppose anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption services—including a majority of Republicans & Evangelicals. ...
12/12/2019

2/3 of the US oppose anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption services—including a majority of Republicans & Evangelicals. So, why is the Trump administration trying to pass a nationwide #LicenseToDiscriminate? Read more: http://fmeq.co/act-now

You shouldn’t have to hide who you are or who you love just to find a family. Let’s fight the Trump administration's  #L...
12/11/2019

You shouldn’t have to hide who you are or who you love just to find a family. Let’s fight the Trump administration's #LicenseToDiscriminate against #LGBTQ+ youth and families in foster care and adoption: http://fmeq.co/act-now

There are 437,000+ children in foster care. But the Trump administration is doubling down on ensuring that qualified par...
12/09/2019

There are 437,000+ children in foster care. But the Trump administration is doubling down on ensuring that qualified parents can be turned away for being the “wrong” religion or sexual orientation. We must speak out against the #LicenseToDiscriminate: http://fmeq.co/act-now

Under the Trump administration’s proposed license to discriminate, women, LGBTQ+/2S youth and adults, children of LGBTQ+...
12/06/2019
Submit A Comment — Every Child Deserves a Family

Under the Trump administration’s proposed license to discriminate, women, LGBTQ+/2S youth and adults, children of LGBTQ+/2S parents, and LGBTQ+/2S seniors could be turned away by adoption & foster care agencies, elder abuse prevention programs, afterschool programming, and so much more. We have less than 30 days to speak out. fmeq.co/act-now

On November 1, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule that would strip discrimination protections from nearly all programs that receive Health and Human Services grants—including adoption and foster care, childcare programs, and much more. This would mean that...

LGBTQ Enrollment Week of Action is the best time to #GetCovered and save money before the January 31st deadline! Visit C...
12/02/2019

LGBTQ Enrollment Week of Action is the best time to #GetCovered and save money before the January 31st deadline! Visit CoveredCA.com to find a deal on health insurance.

More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and one in seven of them don’t know it. Find a locat...
12/01/2019

More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and one in seven of them don’t know it. Find a location near you and get tested today: gettested.cdc.gov

#WAD2019 #LGBTQHealth

If someone is experiencing mental health challenges this holiday season as the result of family rejection, you can suppo...
11/28/2019

If someone is experiencing mental health challenges this holiday season as the result of family rejection, you can support them with messages like: “It seems like you are going through a difficult time. I want you to know you’re not alone in this.” #Out4MentalHealth

11/27/2019

The Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) is seeking a Graduate Student Intern (paid) who is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 11, 2019. For more information: http://bit.ly/2KXZZuL.

#WeBreathe

No need to stress about health insurance! Free queer-friendly help is available at out2enroll.org/enrollment-help. Enrol...
11/26/2019

No need to stress about health insurance! Free queer-friendly help is available at out2enroll.org/enrollment-help. Enroll at CoveredCA.com by January 31st. #GetCovered

Thank you so much to the researchers, advocates, and community members who joined our #GreatAmericanSmokeout event last ...
11/23/2019

Thank you so much to the researchers, advocates, and community members who joined our #GreatAmericanSmokeout event last night at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We are proud to collaborate with you towards ending tobacco-related health disparities among LGBTQ Californians!

Special thanks to the OUT Against Big Tobacco Coalition, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance, TransLatina Coalition, NAPAFASA, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Latino Equality Alliance, and the National Alliance for Trans Liberation and Advancement.

#WeBreathe #GASO2019

Equality California
11/22/2019
Equality California

Equality California

TONIGHT: Join the OUT Against Big Tobacco Against Big Tobacco Coalition along with California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network and the LALGBT Center for the “Big Queer Convo: Great American Smokeout” event taking place Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6:00-8:00pm at the LA LGBT Center located at 1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

RSVP below.

This #GreatAmericanSmokeout three Asian-American trans women penned an Op-Ed addressing the factors and forces that driv...
11/21/2019
Guest Opinion: On smokeout day, trans folks need a world worth quitting for

This #GreatAmericanSmokeout three Asian-American trans women penned an Op-Ed addressing the factors and forces that drive their communities to use tobacco, including transphobia, discrimination and mental health. Read more at the Bay Area Reporter. http://bit.ly/OpEdGASO

#GASO19 #WeBreathe

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout. Depending on which research you believe, as many as one in three trans people uses tobacco.

11/20/2019
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

This Transgender Day Of Remembrance we honor the 331 lives lost to violence throughout the world. The Network recognizes that this is an epidemic that needs to be addressed with tangible actions to eliminate transphobia and create a safer world where all gender identities may live authentically and out in the open without fear. #TDOR

For resources, visit californialgbtqhealth.org/resources

Video: Dannie Cesena

This Transgender Day Of Remembrance we honor the 331 lives lost to violence throughout the world. The CA LGBTQ HHS Network recognizes that this is an epidemi...

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Goals and Objectives Specific goals and objectives are established by the Network Membership and staff in an annual collaborative planning process to prioritize state policy and funding issues. While not specific goals, the following list of roles for the Network should guide a priority setting process: 1. Advocate for public resources dedicated to LGBTQ health and human service priorities 2. Educate policymakers on the health and human service needs and policy concerns of LGBTQ communities 3. Hold government agencies accountable for appropriately and adequately serving LGBTQ communities 4. Help build the capacity and infrastructure of LGBTQ health and human service organizations to care for our communities 5. Facilitate exchange of information, collaboration, coordination among organizations 6. Contribute to the development of constructive engagement between local communities and public/county health systems

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As a Network of multidisciplinary organizations serving California’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) communities, we are working together to achieve changes that will improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ people, families, and communities. We agree that the following principles will guide our work together: - Foster an inclusive and open process - Commit to work and communicate in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation - Address issues of those not at the table including those most in need and most vulnerable - Focus on structural change and systems change work that seeks to create long term, in depth change - Emphasize the strengths and resilience of LGBTQ people and not just a deficit-based model

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Hi Friends-I have three awesome positions open at the Center. Spread the word. saccenter.org/careers Chief Donor Engagement Officer—($70-90k) This is a new role in our organization and will lead a capital campaign and a dynamic development team. I’m specifically looking for someone who has major gifts/capital campaign experience and excels at donor engagement and communication. Events Manager & Pride Director—($50-55k)This position is responsible for planning all of our signature events including Sacramento Pride. This position works collaboratively with the Annual & Corporate Giving Director, Community Engagement & Marketing Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, interns, and volunteer event committees in the development division. Outreach & Training Institute Director— ($19-21 per hour) This position is responsible for leading our training program and coordinating outreach and advocacy activities for the Center. This position works collaboratively with program staff, Community Engagement & Marketing Coordinator, interns, and volunteers. Stay tuned as we have two more leadership roles coming online soon as well.
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It's nice to see DHCS taking steps to make accessing health care easier for trans people.