EHE Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar: HIV and Health Equity
The November EHE Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar took place on November 15, 2022, and highlighted HIV and health equity across the United States. The forum provided an opportunity for community members and government officials to interact during a question-and-answer session.
Here are the presenters and a few highlights:
- Timothy Harrison, Principal Deputy Director, OIDP. Dr. Harrison provided welcoming remarks and an update on EHE implementation efforts from all participating agencies. Dr. Harrison also shared the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Federal Implementation Plan update and highlighted five new Quality of Life indicators addressing self-rated health status, mental health, hunger, unemployment, and unstable housing or homelessness.
- Madina Agénor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity at Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Agénor discussed Intersectionality and HIV/STI Testing: Differences by Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Race/Ethnicity.
- Torrian Baskerville, Director of HIV & Health Equity at the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. Baskerville discussed the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s HIV & Health Equity ProgramExit Disclaimer.
- Tonia Poteat, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Poteat discussed Transforming the Carolinas: Ending the HIV Epidemic for Transgender People of Color in North & South CarolinaExit Disclaimer.
- Kirk Henny, Associate Director for the Office of Health Equity in the Division of HIV Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Henny discussed Telemedicine and HIV, as well as highlighted health equity elements included in evidence-based interventions and public health strategies.
- Harold Phillips, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Mr. Phillips delivered closing remarks and shared key takeaways for webinar attendees.
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For more information about the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, visit HIV.gov.