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A free virtual educational event
Building Health Equity: Addressing Disparities, Advocating for Change
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the longstanding disparities in health care, including those inequities that continue to have a negative impact on people living with HIV. Caraconference 2021, Building Health Equity: Addressing Disparities, Advocating for Change, focused on the systems, policies and practices that limit or expand access to the resources needed for optimal health in our communities.
Barriers to Care for Transgender and Non-binary Individuals
Transgender and non-binary people face environmental, social and legal barriers to care from discrimination and stigma to lack of access to quality services and culturally competent medical providers. Learn how these barriers intersect and act on multiple levels to prevent transgender individuals from accessing holistic health care and sexual health care. Lee Ann Conard, RPh, DO, MPH, Transgender Health Clinic, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, moderates a panel discussion with:
How to Advocate for Policy Change
Before the legislative process around a new piece of public policy ever begins, individuals and organizations can be key players in shaping the landscape for that policy. Learn the best advocacy practices and strategies to build knowledge, keep momentum and affect change with governments at the local, state and national level. William Booth, Ohio Advocacy Consultant, AIDS Health Care Foundation moderates a panel discussion with:
Race and Health Care
The ongoing legacy of systemic, institutional and individual racism in health care has an impact on health outcomes. Learn how to recognize and address racism in health care systems and individual actions to create a more equitable community. Caracole Health Educator JeMarr Jackson moderates a panel discussion with:
The Need to Modernize HIV Criminalization Laws
HIV laws in more than 32 US states, including Ohio, are unjust, unscientific and unproductive. Learn why Ohio law should modernize with evidence-based, nondiscriminatory laws that protect public health and what role and responsibility medical providers have to their patients and clients at risk. Featuring: