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Caraconference 2021

Building Health Equity: Addressing Disparities, Advocating for Change

September 13–17, 2021

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.

Watch the sessions and follow along with the Powerpoint slides below. Find the speaker bios in our conference program.
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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:

  • Sarah Pickle, MD, Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, UC Health
  • Ariel Mary Ann, activist
  • Kaeden Kass, MSW, LSW, Social Worker, Transgender Health Clinic, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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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:

  • Alana Jochum, Executive Director, Equality Ohio
  • Mike Weir, Senior Manager, Policy & Legislative Affairs, NASTAD
  • Adam Reilly, Prevention Manager, Caracole

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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:

  • Stephanie Dodd, Manager of Provider Relations, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
  • Angelica Hardee, PhD, CHES, Vice President, Health Strategies, American Heart Association
  • Kirk D. Henny, Ph.D, Acting Associate Director, Office of Health Equity, CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Charla B. Weiss, PhD, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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Intersectionality: Race, Gender and Sexuality Everything from sexual health to economic stability is impacted by intersectionality. This webinar explores how the intersectionality of race, gender and sexuality informs public health and advocating for change. Learn how the layered identities that everyone has affect how we move through the world. Featuring:
  • Kersha Deibel, MPH, MSW, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
  • Kimberly Mason, Education Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
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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:

  • Bryan C. Jones, activist/advocate for PLWH and Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) Steering Committee Member
  • Adam Reilly, Caracole Prevention Manager and Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) Steering Committee Member

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Please contact our conference organizer Adam Reilly at [email protected].

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