Dana White, MSW, LSW is the LGBTQ Health Initiative Program Manager at Columbus Public Health. She has a background in youth prevention work, community engagement, program development and program evaluation. Before moving to Columbus, Dana worked at a Cincinnati area partner violence and sexual violence agency where she implemented comprehensive bystander intervention prevention programming in high schools and communities.
Presentation: Creating Tobacco Free Initiatives for LGBTQ Communities
Time: Breakout Session 1
The LGBTQ community faces a 68% higher rate of tobacco use than the general population. For years, tobacco companies have directly targeted the LGBTQ community through advertising. This higher rate of tobacco use in the LGBTQ community has led to significant physical health disparities. A number of public health campaigns and interventions have been launched to address this crisis. Participants in this workshop will discuss the reasons behind LGBTQ tobacco use rates, recent examples of public health campaigns and how to create effective initiatives to reduce tobacco use and disparate outcomes in the LGBTQ community.
1. Participants will learn the health disparities related to tobacco use in the LGBTQ community and some of the factors contributing to these disparities.
2. Participants will gain an understanding of LGBTQ tobacco-free campaigns and interventions.
3. Participants will understand the components of a successful, evidence-informed tobacco-free campaign.