Save the Date: World's Premiere AIDS Housing Research Summit Sept. 21-23
August 23, 2011
For the sixth year, Housing Works will help sponsor the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, the world's premiere meeting point for exchanging information about HIV/AIDS housing research and policy.
The summit takes place Sept. 21 to 23 in New Orleans. Researchers, policy experts, consumers and providers of HIV/AIDS housing will come together to review findings from research and policy initiatives; discuss evidence-based housing practice and policy; and develop community-driven research and advocacy strategies.
The theme of Summit VI is Eliminating HIV Health Disparities, with a focus on the potential of housing strategies to address inequalities in HIV health outcomes and to end the AIDS crisis by preventing new infections. The summit will focus in particular on the housing needs of and interventions among vulnerable populations and underserved communities, including displaced persons, rural areas and resource-poor settings.
Housing Works is proud to award summit scholarships to three clients who have shown a keen interest in learning more about housing as a critical HIV prevention and treatment tool. The clients will share their stories and knowledge at the conference, and they will bring new research and advocacy strategies back to New York.
To apply, each individual submitted an essay. Read excerpts from the winning essays below.
See you in New Orleans!
This article was provided by Housing Works. It is a part of the publication Housing Works AIDS Issues Update. Visit Housing Works' website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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