Thu, January 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Session: Addressing Race, Gender, and Sexual Stigma
Date & Time: January 18, 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Institute Session 1
Location: NAESM Conference, January 18-21
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
One Hartsfield Centre Parkway Atlanta, GA 30354
The institute, Addressing Race, Gender, and Sexual Stigma to Transform Access to HIV Care for Black Gay and Bisexual Men, will provide participants an opportunity to self-assess bias regarding race, gender and/or sexuality, and to examine how that bias plays out in service provision. Participants will also strategize on how to reduce racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination to improve access to care and other services. As a result of participating in this institute, attendees will understand the unique challenges facing Black gay and bisexual men when accessing care, and to collaboratively identify strategies and solutions to improve access to and the quality of care for this community. This institute will utilize evidence-based strategies and public health data, as well as interactive exercises and role play, to assist participants in identifying explicit and implicit bias; conducting values clarification, and exploring strategies to effectively address the health care needs of Black gay and bisexual men.