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What have we learned from health disparities in the HIV epidemic that is relevant in this time of COVID-19?
Why are Latinx and Black/African American communities over-represented? People with HIV, substance use disorders and mental illness often have histories of unmitigated mental illness and trauma frequently compounded by inequitable access to treatment and support as their white counterparts. This presentation will discuss how harm reduction is an effective approach for engaging with people and has the potential to restore hope, personal autonomy, and healing during this very stressful time in our history.
- Identify structural factors that push black and brown people with HIV, substance use disorders and mental illness to the farthest margins of society
- Describe lessons learned in HIV that can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Describe why harm reduction is an effective modality of engaging with people and has the potential to restore hope, personal autonomy, and healing
– Monique Tula
Executive Director, Harm Reduction Coalition
– Braunz E. Courtney
Executive Director, HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC)
Friday, August 28, 2020
11 :30am – 12:30pm PST
via Zoom (details to be sent upon registration)