Activist Alert: AIDS Conferences on the Horizon
February 14, 2011
The Update is giving readers a heads up about two AIDS activist meet-ups happening this year:
"It's Not Over Yet"The Campaign to End AIDS Annual HIV & AIDS Advocacy Summit
April 17-20, 2011
Who: Grassroots AIDS activists from C2EA chapters around the country.
Purpose: Activists descend on Kansas City to share ideas about how to push for HIV/AIDS policy changes in their regions. They'll also brainstorm ways to foster change on the national level. Specifically, we will look at the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and assess its effectiveness in addressing the factors that most contribute to the growth of the epidemic.
Highlights: Invited guests include Jeffrey Crowley, director of the White Houses' Office of National AIDS Policy; and Christopher Bates, director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at Health and Human Services.
Register: Contact Roberto Archuleta, C2EA Advocacy Summit Co-Chair, at 1-877-END-AIDS or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is April 1.
North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Summit VI
September 21-23, 2011
Who: Leading North American experts on the subject of housing as HIV/AIDS prevention, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Purpose: For the sixth year, researchers, policy experts and activists share findings on the relationship between housing status and HIV prevention.
Highlights: The theme of this year's summit 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.
Share your work: Conference sponsors seek abstracts that present scientific research, economic analyses, program evaluations, community-based interventions, and public policy strategies that reflect this year's theme, "Eliminating HIV Health Disparities." These abstracts should focus on the potential of housing strategies to reduce health inequities for people living with HIV and prevent new infections. Abstracts are due April 15. Submit your abstract.
Register: Registration starts March 1.
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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