On July 16, 2020, the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy will host a stakeholder webinar on efforts to implement the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative. The EHE Stakeholder webinar will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 to 12:00 p.m. PST).
We look forward to your participation and feedback,
Michelle Sandoval-Rosario, DrPH, MPH CDR, United States Public Health Services Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) Regional Director - Region 9 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office: (310) 647-2923 Mobile: (202) 748-7750
Increased understanding of the various forms of individual and systematic consumer involvement, and identification of appropriate methods of involvement in clinical QI activities.
Increased awareness of basic HIV care and treatment terminologies.
Increased knowledge related to health numeracy, health literacy, and performance measurement.
Exposure to other patients, consumer quality leaders, and peer experts in patient involvement.
Community Partners-How can your Clients get involved?
Please identify 2 or more consumers from your agency who you believe might be a good fit for this program and ask them to complete and submit the one page registration form for CARG. See attached.
The CARG Consumer Involvement Committee ( Yes, I just gave you guys a name…those of you helping to put this together. Thank you!) will reach out to each participant and we will make sure that they understand how and when to join the meetings.
Please note that Spanish speaking clients are encouraged to join, as well as PreP patients. The meeting will be “Status Neutral”, meaning there is assumption or identification of who is or is not HIV positive in the group.
We recognize the importance of the Consumer voice in Ending the HIV Epidemic. Please know how much we appreciate your efforts.
Current CARG Consumer Partners
Thank you for joining our Quality Improvement group and we look forward to working together more throughout the remainder of the year. Please save the dates and be on the lookout for more information regarding the upcoming webinar series.
The 2020 United States Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA) (formally known as USCA) will be October 19-21 and it’s virtual and FREE!
USCHA will have five plenaries, 60 workshops, 14 institutes, and a Virtual Exhibit Hall. Workshops and plenaries will be online after the meeting for everyone to view and will be available up to one year.
The 2020 virtual USCHA will be free for the first 4,000 community/non-profit registrants. This amazing gift is from the sponsors who are underwriting the meeting. During these tough economic times, it feels tone deaf to ask community to pay fees when so many are unemployed. HIV organizations, like all nonprofits, are hurting. Like so many nonprofits, NMAC is also hurting. However, right now, it’s about keeping our family educated on the latest issues impacting our work.
In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment (NRWC) is officially going virtual! The conference dates will remain August 11-14, 2020, but the times will be adjusted to accommodate different time zones.
With the increased flexibility that a virtual platform brings, we welcome additional staff members, planning council members and stakeholders to participate in the conference. All attendees must be registered in order to access the virtual conference platform.
We know many of the registered attendees and speakers are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response around the world. This virtual format will allow those on the front line to still have an opportunity to attend the conference and not take them away from the communities they are working hard to serve.
Please note, all Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel reservations will be cancelled on behalf of registered attendees. There is no need to contact the hotel to request a reservation cancellation.
Registration is still open and will remain open until July 31! If you have not already done so, please visit the conference website to complete your registration.
The NRWC is also pleased to offer digital exhibiting opportunities. Visit the website for more information on how to submit a request to exhibit.