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This is a free and virtual event happening on Tuesday, January 23rd at 12PM EST.

Topics include: 
-How to build a trusting relationship with our kids (and why!)
-How to talk to our kids about vaping and substance use
-What to do when parents discover their kids are vaping or using other substances
-How to parent with heart when kids are struggling with addiction
 
This is a great event for parents and anyone working with pre-teens, teens, and young adults. Julie will share her parenting expertise and answer questions live from attendees.

Attendees can submit questions for Julie upon registration. 
 
Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/yt4p2r8p
  Flyer --> Special thanks to Breathe with Pride coalition member, Charlie Moses, for sharing this event! --> --> Copyright © 2024 Houston Health Department, All rights reserved.


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Houston Breathe with Pride December Newsletter ❄️

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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @HoustonHealth @HoustonHealth Forward this newsletter Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting: Join us on February 14th at 10 am.       Click here to join the meeting --> Community Spotlight The Montrose Center is a household name to many Houstonians. A shining light within the center is the Hatch Youth program. Houston's oldest social group for LGBTQ+ youth provides a safe and affirming space, while also collaborating with community partners for educational experiences. Historically, Hatch has operated under two groups, Hatch Jr. for ages 7-12 and Hatch Youth for ages 13-20. 

JuJu Faragher, youth services specialist at the Montrose Center, spoke with Breathe with Pride about an exciting new initiative launching at the top of the year!

"Starting on January 9th, Hatch Youth will be starting, Hatched Out, a new peer group to support LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18-24. This group will cater to young adults looking to build community, connection, and confidence as they transition into adulthood. Hatched Out will be a peer-facilitated group, meaning you will be designing, supporting, and leading the group! Hatched Out will meet every Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm starting January 9th!"

To learn more about Hatch and their services, visit the website here.  --> Gear Up for a Smokefree 2024

Be equipped to quit: The new year is a perfect time to start new and healthy habits. It's best to be prepared! Be familiar with these 3 things to know about quitting during stressful times. Ready to give it a go? Make your quit plan!

Be involved: Did you know that LGBTQ+ smokers more frequently use menthol products? Not only are they harder to quit, but they also disproportionately affect several minority populations. Learn more here and share your knowledge!

--> January is International Quality of Life Month
  "International Quality of Life Month is observed in January — a time that focuses on how a person can improve the quality of the life they are currently living. But, you may ask, how is that possible? Well, there is always something that you can add to your life to make it better. This can include a daily walk, a workout plan, reading a few pages of a book every day, or simply giving up on bad habits such as excessive drinking or smoking. Yes, this is the time you commit to improving your life, and the lives of those around you. The aim is to achieve happiness in any way that you can!"

Learn more here.  --> Community News
  • January 11: LAMBDA NextGen Happy Hour for LGBTQ+ professionals. Register here
  • January 15:  MLK Grande Parade steps off at 10 am. More details here
  • January 25: Drag bingo at Eureka Heights from 7 to 8:30 pm. 
  • Did you attend one of these events? Let us know and we will share it in the next newsletter!
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> Let's Make Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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Making the decision to stop smoking is cause for celebration! Tonight, community members, organizations, and health care providers come together to promote a healthy lifestyle FOR ALL. 

After you browse the extensive health resources, step outside to get your free rapid HIV/STI test! Feeling hungry? Have some pizza - on us! Don't forget to stick around for a chance to win a special Breathe with Pride gift.

We can't wait to kick it at KIKI with you!

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Happy Wednesday! 

As a reminder, there is no coalition meeting today. Our final meeting of the year will be on December 6th.

Also, the Great American Smokeout celebration is next week! Feel free to share, print, and post the flyer. We are excited to see you all there!

-Your Breathe with Pride team



 

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Hi all!

Please, share the GASO flyer with any connections, partners, or community members you feel could benefit from this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

PDF version of flyer 

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Great American Smoke Out!

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Hi all, 

We are excited to announce that this year's Great American Smoke Out event will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the vibrant and popular Club Kiki. As an organization committed to celebrating the wellbeing of all populations, we believe your participation as a vendor could greatly enhance the experience for all attendees.
 
The event is open to the public, and we encourage you to invite anyone who may be interested in joining us for this meaningful occasion. As a vendor at our event, you will have the opportunity to showcase your organization's services, interact with potential clients, and contribute to our mission of promoting a smoke-free lifestyle.

To confirm your participation as a vendor, email shamikia.williams@houstontx.gov by Friday, October 27, 2023. Please note that spaces are limited, so we encourage you to respond at your earliest convenience.
 
Should you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to assist you throughout the entire process and ensure that your experience at our event is both enjoyable and successful.
 
Together, we can make a significant impact on our community's health and well-being!

-Your Breathe with Pride team

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Houston Breathe with Pride - October Meeting Minutes

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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting  October 11, 2023 --> Meeting Minutes 
Thank you all for your participation. 
  • Thank you to our evaluation work group for providing feedback on the Breathe with Pride initiative! Comments and responses can be viewed here
  • The Breathe with Pride flyer is now able to be downloaded via our webpage. Please let us know when/how you distribute it. 
  • Preliminary information for the Great American Smoke Out event was shared. Members are invited to represent their organization. 
  • Members are requested to let HHD know about any outreach event(s), where other members can participate, and we will add that information to the coalition calendar
  • Our next meeting will be on December 6, 2023. If you are interested in facilitating, please reach out. 
--> Meeting Participants: Kirby Gray, Finley Van Fossen, Shamikia Williams, Charlie Moses, Kristen Garcia, Adriana Rangel, Samuel Brown, Lovie Randle, Juju Faragher, Harold Farber, Decrecia Limbrick, Jovaun Hicks, Iyin Ojekunle
  Welcome to new members Jasmine Phillips and Erin Traylor!

We appreciate your time and input!  --> Get involved! BWP Houston would love to collaborate with the community on achieving our goals and objectives. Please share with your network and encourage them to join by sending an email to BreathePride@houstontx.gov or share their information with us and we will reach out. -->                Share BWP Houston!
We want to continue to connect with local community leaders and organizations. Share our monthly newsletter and coalition meetings with the community. BWP Coalition webpage! BWP Email !
  --> Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.

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Houston Breathe with Pride October Newsletter 💫

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Whether you're perusing the plants for sale, joining their run club, or wetting your whistle before the Astros game, Frost Town is a place for all. 

Q: How long have you been working with the LGBTQ+ community?
A: Frost Town Brewing has always strived for creating a space with the goal of community for all. With founders, staff, and regulars all part of the queer community, we have found ways to be more involved as an active member in our community, from partnerships to raise money for local LGBTQ+ charities, creating queer focused events, and of course creating a welcoming safe space. 

Q: How do you create a welcoming environment at Frost Town?
A: This sounds a little corny, but it starts with love. Building an environment of love within a business attracts people who care, which then snowballs into the space feeling welcoming and inviting for customers.

Q: How can you show your patrons you care about their smoking habits?
A: Connecting with HHD and the Breathe with Pride initiative is a great way to show Frost Town's customers we care for them. 

To learn more about Frost Town Brewing and their upcoming events, visit their website here.  --> Why American Spirit Cigarettes Pose a Unique Threat

"Nearly 64% of American Spirit smokers inaccurately believe the cigarettes are less harmful than other brands compared with 8.3% of smokers of other brands, according to a Truth Initiative study published in Tobacco Control.  The phrases 'natural,' 'organic' and 'tobacco and water,' paired with images and motifs related to American Indian culture, are just a few of the tactics American Spirit employs to implicitly communicate the 'naturalness' of its products."

Read more here

--> Community News
  • October 11: National Coming Out Day. Read about the history.
  • October 15: National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
  • October 15: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Health Fair at Plaza Americas
  • October 28: Fall Health Fair at the Judson Robinson Jr Community Center. View the flyer here
  • Did you attend one of these events? Let us know and we will share it in the next newsletter!
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> October is LGBTQ+ History Month "In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders."

To view the list of 31 LGBTQ+ icons being celebrated this year, click here.  --> Let's Make Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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The advocacy does not stop at Star Sailor's door as they frequently donate to local organizations like Tony's Place, the Montrose Center, and Equality Texas. 

Q: How long have you been working with the LGBTQ+ community?
A:  I have been working alongside the LGBTQ+ Community since joining the craft beer community in 2014. I have been including the Community in my daily activities as a small business owner since 2020. 

Q: What challenges do you think are most relevant for the community right now?
A: Our access to proper healthcare & community safe spaces - which Star Sailor works to provide both. A safe space in the 4-walls of Star Sailor but also access to resources for health care of all types for our Community.

Q: How do you create a welcoming environment at Star Sailor?
A: It starts with the team that makes Star Sailor's world-go-round. It takes very special people to make people feel special. Then the space itself, with lounge areas, booth seating, more formal seating to get some work done - or share a proper meal - plus bar seating to hang out & watch the game. 

Q: What trends have you noticed in smoking/vaping in the community?
A: I have noticed packs of cigarettes go down and the use of vaping going up. There aren't many queer people I know that do not have a multicolor vape of some kind in their hand while we socialize.

Q: How can you show your patrons you care about their smoking habits?
A: Striking up a conversation about it while folks are in Star Sailor. As well as educating myself further on the ways to help reduce tobacco use in the LGBTQ+ community. Plus by providing resources to my guests & making them feel special and supported every step of the way. 

To learn more about Star Sailor and their upcoming events, visit their website here.  --> Links Between Smoking and Hearing Loss

"It may seem strange that smoking could be connected to hearing loss, but numerous studies confirm there’s a link. For example:

  • study of over 8,500 people regularly exposed to occupational noise found a significant association between smoking and hearing loss even after controlling for potential confounding variables.
  • Similar results were reported in a study of nearly 165,000 adults between the ages of 40 and 69 in the UK. Notably, the study also found that passive smokers—those who involuntarily inhale smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes—were also at significant risk of hearing loss.

Researchers don’t yet know why smoking and hearing loss are linked. There is some speculation that it could be the indirect effect of smoking on blood vessels or the direct effect of the toxins in cigarette smoke."
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--> Community News
  • September 10: Join the Baylor College of Medicine at the annual GO2 5K Walk/Run. Information and registration can be found here
  • September 16: 2023 Transgender Unity Banquet. For more details and to buy a ticket click here
  • September 19: Action on Smoking & Health launches their free 9-module course on Tobacco Endgame Policy & Advocacy training. Register here
  • September 23: Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • Did you attend one of these events? Let us know and we will share it in the next newsletter!
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> Out and About From back-to-school bashes to new community connections, Breathe with Pride is on the move! --> Let's Take Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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Houston Breathe with Pride - August Meeting Minutes

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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting  August 9, 2023 --> Meeting Minutes 
Thank you all for your participation. 
  • Trista Crow was our meeting facilitator. Thank you for a wonderful job done, Trista!
  • Members discussed the formation of our evaluation working group. Thank you to our volunteers, Adriana Rangel, Paola Uranga, Charlie Moses, Trista Crow, and Samuel Brown. We appreciate your input!
  • Titan Capri, Peer Navigation Coordinator of Allies in Hope, presented on LGBTQ+ language. A worksheet on terms and their meanings can be found here
  • Members are requested to let HHD know about any outreach event(s), where other members can participate, and we will add that information to the coalition calendar
  • Please note: Our next meeting will be on October 11, 2023. We will be transitioning to bi-monthly coalition meetings. 
--> Meeting Participants: Kirby Gray, Paola Uranga, Finley Van Fossen, Shamikia Williams, Aftab Hashim, Trista Crow, Charlie Moses, Kristen Garcia, Adriana Rangel, Samuel Brown, Hugo Perez, Maria Murillo, Valentina Batista, Julian Laude, Titan Capri, Burke Moore
  We appreciate your time and input!  --> Get involved! BWP Houston would love to collaborate with the community on achieving our goals and objectives. Please share with your network and encourage them to join by sending an email to BreathePride@houstontx.gov or share their information with us and we will reach out. -->                Share BWP Houston!
We want to continue to connect with local community leaders and organizations. Share our monthly newsletter and coalition meetings with the community. BWP Coalition webpage! BWP Email !
  --> Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.

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This represents nearly half (47%) of this patient population.

Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death in this group and is a main driver of the differences in survival rates between people with HIV and people without HIV."
Read more

--> Community Spotlight Walter Pollpeter, manager of George Country Sports Bar, has been working with Breathe with Pride to bring tobacco cessation awareness to his patrons. Recently, he shared his insights in working with the LGBTQ+ community. 

Q: How long have you been working with the LGBTQ+ community?
A: Over 40 years.

Q: What trends have you noticed in smoking/vaping in the community?
A: There has been an increase in vaping big time. Smoking has stayed about the same. 

Q: What challenges do you think are most relevant for the community right now?
A: Getting the youth out to fight for the protection of the rights my generation fought for. 

Q: How can you show your patrons you care about their smoking habits?
A: Give them the info Breathe with Pride provides! --> Community News
  • August 8: LGBT Council on Aging Community Meeting will be at 9 am at the Montrose Center. Learn more here
  • August 20: Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn about the Southern AIDS Coalition here
  • August 22: FDA 's Center for Tobacco Products is hosting a virtual listening session to gain public feedback on their new five year strategic plan. More details and registration here
  • August 25: The annual Kindred Spirits Dance benefiting local LGBTQ+ women's programs. Register here
  • August 27: Houston Queer Social Group is having their monthly meet and greet at 12 pm at Empire Cafe. More details here
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> Out and About Montrose area gas station and convenience store show their anti-tobacco pride! --> Let's Take Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition - July Meeting Minutes

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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting  July 12, 2023 --> Meeting Minutes 
Thank you all for your participation. 
  • Dr. Aftab Hashim suggest to develop working groups to work on our 2023-2024 DSHS approved work plan. (Note: Please review the plan and we will discuss this further in our next coalition meeting.)
  • Kristen Garcia, Texas A&M University, presented on coalition evaluation and its application to our work plan. Slides can be seen here
  • Elissa Unger, Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes, presented on youth vaping and how their advocates are educating parents. 
  • Members are requested to let HHD know about any outreach event(s), where other members can participate, and we will add that information to the coalition calendar
  • Our next meeting will be on August 9, 2023. Trista Crow will be facilitating. 
  • Please send your comments/feedback.
--> Meeting Participants: Kirby Gray, Alex Hurst, Paola Uranga, Finley Van Fossen, Shamikia Williams, Aftab Hashim, Hugo Perez, Lovie Randle, Trista Crow, Charlie Moses, Valentina Batista, Kristen Garcia, Elissa Unger, Latoya Ellis, Mark Evans, Adriana Rangel, Iyin Ojekunle, Shimarah Mehrotra

Welcome new member, Juan Faragher!
  We appreciate your time and input!  --> Get involved! BWP Houston would love to collaborate with the community on achieving our goals and objectives. Please share with your network and encourage them to join by sending an email to BreathePride@houstontx.gov or share their information with us and we will reach out. -->                Share BWP Houston!
We want to continue to connect with local community leaders and organizations. Share our monthly newsletter and coalition meetings with the community. BWP Coalition webpage! BWP Email !
  --> Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.

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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition - June Meeting Minutes

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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting  June 14, 2023 --> Meeting Minutes 
Thank you all for your participation. 
  • Paola Uranga was our rotating meeting facilitator. Thank you Paola, we appreciate your efforts!
  • Information on the upcoming MD Anderson Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program was shared and can be found here
  • Kelly Graham of Truth Initiative presented on LGBTQ+ youth tobacco use. Those interested in receiving access to Texas This is Quitting material can find the form here
  • Hugo Perez, HIV Prevention of Harris County Public Health shared HCPH HIV/STI resources and pride events. 
  • Members are requested to let HHD know about any outreach event(s), where other members can participate, and we will add that information to the coalition calendar
  • Our next meeting will be on July 12, 2023. 
  • Please send your comments/feedback.
--> Meeting Participants: Kirby Gray, Alex Hurst, Tiffany Winter, Paola Uranga, Finley Van Fossen, Shamikia Williams, Aftab Hashim, Hugo Perez, Esther Gabay, Marc Meave, Lovie Hayes, Salvador Meave, Kelly Graham, Trista Crow, Decrecia Limbrick, Harold Farber, Valentina Batista, Jet Pinkerton, Felicia Robinson
  We appreciate your time and input!  -->     
Get involved! BWP Houston would love to collaborate with the community on achieving our goals and objectives.  -->                Share BWP Houston!
We want to continue to connect with local community leaders and organizations. Share our monthly newsletter and coalition meetings with the community. BWP Coalition webpage! BWP Email !
  --> Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.

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Houston Breathe with Pride July Newsletter 🎆

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Our community comes together to express themselves unapologetically, backed by the love and support of the people who show up. But that's not all who shows up. Corporations that support the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride are trying to sell themselves and their products to adopt new consumers. Every year, one industry targets the LGBTQIA+ community with one goal in mind, to recruit new smokers." Read more --> Summertime Quit Smoking Tips Summer is associated with relaxation and rejuvenation making it a great time to try cessation strategies like R.E.C!
  • Relax: Initial quitting causes a dip in serotonin. Longer sunny days and vacation time can help mitigate this. 
  • Exercise: Capitalize on nice weather to spend more time getting your body moving. Even a simple walk can help manage withdrawal symptoms. 
  • Change: Summer offers an opportunity to add changes in your routine. Try out new daily activities that replace smoking with healthier habits. 
--> Community News
  • July 12: The Truth Initiative's online Impact Series on ending the tobacco industry's impact for good. Learn more and register here
  • July 14: International Nonbinary People's Day
  • July 15: Pride forum for the 2023 municipal elections. Learn more here
  • July 19: Online LGBTQ+ Health Workshop on the HIV Epidemic. Register here
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> Out and About Hollywood Food Store in Montrose displays Tobacco is Toxic poster proudly --> We Want to Hear from You
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Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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A variety of stressors influence this increase such as discrimination, stigma, lack of access to health care, increase risk of homelessness, and more. 

Unfortunately, these increases in stressors can result in higher rates of smoking and vaping, which inevitably lead to further mental health issues. "According to a 2019 JAMA study of nearly 30,000 current e-cigarette users above age 18, frequent vaping is tied to even higher odds - 2.4X - of having a diagnosis of depression compared to never users."

Resources found here and here. --> E-cigarettes are containing increasingly higher rates of nicotine "A 2023 study of trends in nicotine strength among e-cigarette products found that the average concentration of nicotine in e-cigarettes has increased from 2.5% to 4.4% between 2017 and 2022."

Concerningly, products with high nicotine levels are cheaper. "Prices for products with nicotine strengths from 1-2% increased from $10.40 to $29.20, while those in the 4-5% range dropped in price from $20 to only $12.80 during the time period between 2017 and 2022. Because young people are more sensitive to prices, lower prices for high-nicotine e-cigarettes can lead to greater uptake and use of the products." Read more.  --> Community News
  • May 17 is the next virtual LGBTQ+ Health Workshop hosted by the Lesbian Health Initiative. Register here to learn about anxiety disorders and their prevalence in the queer community.
  • May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 22 is Harvey Milk Day. Learn more about Harvey Milk and his impact on the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • May 22 join Texas School Safety Center's conversation on youth mental health and free vaping prevention resources. Register here
  • May 25 the Houston Farmers Market with be at Sunnyside Multi-Service Center. Come see us!
  • May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, this year's theme is, "Grow Food, Not Tobacco". Additional information is available on WHO's website.
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on the BWP coalition calendar
--> We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   --> Stay Informed
Follow the status and updates on various tobacco and e-cigarette bills for the 88th Texas legislative session.

Learn more here. --> Let's Take Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition - May Meeting Minutes

11 months ago
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Houston Breathe with Pride Coalition Meeting  May 10, 2023 --> Meeting Minutes 
Thank you all for your participation. 
  • Alex Hurst was our rotating meeting facilitator. Thank you Alex, we appreciate your efforts!
  • Kirby Gray, Recovery Coach, from the Montrose Center shared a presentation on the different services the center offers. 
  • Resources were shared on two American Lung Association programs: N-O-T and Freedom From Smoking.
  • Information on the Community Pride Bash hosted by the Montrose Center was shared. More details can be found here
  • Members are requested to let HHD know about any outreach event(s), where other members can participate, and we will add that information to the coalition calendar
  • Our next meeting will be on June 14, 2023. Our facilitator will be Paola Uranga.
  • Please send your comments/feedback.
--> Meeting Participants: Kirby Gray, Alex Hurst, Adriana Rangel, Latoya Ellis, Tiffany Winter, Paola Uranga, Charlie Gagen, Shimarah Mehrotra, Finley Van Fossen, Shamikia Williams, Megan Moran, Tyra Montour, Kristen Garcia, and Iyin Ojeken

Welcome to our new member, Charlie Moses!

We appreciate your time and input!  -->     
Get involved! BWP Houston would love to collaborate with the community on achieving our goals and objectives.  -->                Share BWP Houston!
We want to continue to connect with local community leaders and organizations. Share our monthly newsletter and coalition meetings with the community. BWP Coalition webpage! BWP Email !
  --> Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org.

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Breathe with Pride will be at the Black Queer Advancement Forum Thursday May 4 and Friday May 5 from 2p-4p. Find more details about this event here.

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"Health communication efforts that center on influencing attitudes surrounding the social acceptability of e-cigarettes may prevent rising e-cigarette use among young people. Mental health resources and outreach should be prioritized to help young people coping with stressors amplified by the pandemic." Read more. --> Juul faces $438.5 million multi-state settlement A two-year investigation found Juul intentionally marketed its products to minors. Settlements were reached with 47 states and territories, with Texas receiving $43.3 million.  Watch this 90 second clip to learn more --> Community News
  • The Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit is April 28 and is available in hybrid format. More information and registration can be found here
  • Every Wednesday from 6:45p-8:15p the Montrose Center hosts a Coming Out Support Group. More information can be found here. 
  • May 6 is the second Black Queer Music Festival hosted by the Normal Anomaly Initiative. See the full lineup and list of events here. 
  • May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia!
  • May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, this year's theme is, "Grow Food, Not Tobacco". Additional information is available on WHO's website.
  • Do you have an event to share? We will post the information on BWP Coalition's webpage. 
--> We Want to Hear from You
We're asking how can we increase Breathe With Pride Houston's connection to the LGBTQ+ community? Email Breathe with Pride to give us your opinion.   --> Stay Informed
Follow the status and updates on various tobacco and e-cigarette bills for the 88th Texas legislative session.

Learn more here. --> Let's Take Houston Tobacco Free  

Breathe With Pride Houston is available to attend upcoming community outreach events to promote tobacco free living and provide quit resources.  Breathe with Pride is a Houston Health Department (HHD) program. The department works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extend into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region. Learn more at HoustonHealth.org. -->





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