THRIVE Session at NAESM Conference (Jan 18-21)

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Thu, January 18, 2018
2:15 pm - 5:15 pm

NAESM Conference, January 18-21 - Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

Session: Pre-SET (Prevent, Screen, Engage and Treat) to Reset: Re-Imagining Health and Wellness Approaches for MSM of Color to THRIVE!

Date & Time: January 18, 2:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Institute Session 2

Location: NAESM Conference, January 18-21
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
One Hartsfield Centre Parkway Atlanta, GA  30354

Unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods, food instability, and substandard education and training are directly associated with a lack of access and retention to holistic health and wellness services for MSM of Color. The Targeted Highly-Effective Interventions to Reverse the HIV Epidemic (THRIVE) demonstration project, CDC funded, supports state and local health departments (HD) in the development of community collaboratives that deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, behavioral health and social services to MSM of color at-risk for or living with HIV. THRIVE jurisdictions have been implementing programming for three years to reimagine prevention and care models of engaging communities highly impacted by HIV. This session will detail the THRIVE jurisdictions’ response to addressing the social and behavior conditions in the places where MSM of color live, learn, work, and play by sharing strategies, lessons learned, and model practices that are improving health outcomes and advancing health equity. A facilitated panel discussion and community dialogue with Health Department representatives and session participants will explore the transformation of projects from operationalizing and uptake to creating accountable linkage to PrEP, HIV fourth generation screening, STI testing, viral suppression strategies, social and behavior changes, and other treatment as prevention methods.

Format:  Panel Discussion, facilitated by HealthHIV

Learning Objectives:

– Increase understanding of social factors that affect MSM of color engagement in HIV prevention, care, behavioral health, and social services.

– Identify model practices that improve health outcomes and advance health equity for MSM of color.

– Describe lessons learned in creating an accountable network of health and wellness providers serving MSM of color.

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