September 27, 2013
CALL FOR COMMENTS: Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority
This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment Registration and Call for Abstracts Now Live
Registration for the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment is now open. The 2018 National Ryan White Conference will be held from December 11-14, 2018, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD. The 2018 National Ryan White Conference is the largest national conference for HIV care and treatment providers, Ryan White HIV/...AIDS Program recipients, and stakeholders. The 2018 conference theme is “Catalyzing Success: Advancing Innovation. Leveraging Data. Ending the HIV Epidemic.”
In addition, the call for abstracts for the National Conference is now open. All abstracts must be submitted via the conference website by April 30, 2018. The session types are as follows: 90-minute workshops, 30-minute oral presentations, and poster presentations.
For more information about the conference, visit the website: https://ryanwhite2018.hrsa.gov/.
CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment: Nominations for Members
HRSA has published a notice in the Federal Register to request nominations to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC). Selected nominees will serve up to four-year terms.
HRSA is seeking four candidates who have expertise in public health; epidemiology; laboratory practice; immunology; infectious diseases; behav...ioral health and science including, but not limited to opioid use and related expertise; health education; healthcare delivery; state health programs; clinical care; preventive health; medical education; health services and clinical research; and healthcare financing. In addition, people living with HIV and affected populations as well as individuals employed by state and local health and education agencies, HIV/viral hepatitis/STD community-based organizations, and the ethics or religious community are encouraged to submit nomination packages for consideration.
Nomination packages may be submitted directly by the individual being nominated or by the person/organization recommending the candidate. A description of requirements is located in the Federal Register Notice.
Nomination packages must be submitted by email before May 30.
BIRMINGHAM, AL- Today, The Red Door Foundation (TRDF) - whose vision is to change the stigma around HIV/AIDS, increase the awareness in the African American community, and be a catalyst for change - announced the recipients of its 2018 Flame Thrower Awards. A formal ceremony will take place this summer at the organization’s Saving Ourselves Symposium, which will be held June 6-10, 2018 at the Sheraton Birmingham and is an annual conference designed to to educate, encourage, a...nd empower the Black LGBTQ community. The theme is “The Time Is Always Now!”
“The honorees hail from different backgrounds and represent the pioneers of social justice within the Black LGBTQ community. Their works from the past, in the present, and yet to come speak with an unapologetic voice to empower our communities that seek and deserve equality and equity. With deep respect, I am humbly honored to embolden their work as an example of true leadership and service to and for us all,”said Marvell Terry II, founder and visionary of TRDF. “With this award, we tip our hats to their dedication.”
This year’s honorees include:
A. Cornelius Baker
Brenda Cummings, MSW
Valerie Rochester, MPA
Reverend Elder Kevin E. Taylor
The Counter Narrative Project
The individuals and organization receiving the awards work aggressively in the advancement of resources for people living with HIV and AIDS in the South, fight vigorously for expanded healthcare among marginalized populations, and strive to improve the self-efficacy of the Black LGBTQ community.
To learn more about the Saving Ourselves Symposium and the gala go to trdfoundation.com.
From Dr. LaRon Nelson and our friends at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care:
ANAC invites you to submit an abstract and be a part of the world's leading conference for nurses and others involved in HIV/AIDS care and related co-morbidities [November 8-10 in Denver]. ANAC seeks abstracts for oral concurrent sessions, symposia, posters and roundtables. Authors are invited to submit abstracts that relate to the following conference objectives:
1. Analyze strategies to advoca...te for advancements in HIV/AIDS care and prevention within the existing policy environment
2. Discuss innovative biomedical, psychosocial and behavioral research on HIV with an emphasis on:
End of life and palliative care
Prevention and wellness
Intervention strategies that impact disparities in HIV incidence and health outcomes
3. Evaluate the global impact of nurses and other healthcare professionals by addressing HIV prevention and care, health disparities, HIV risk and social determinants of health
4. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to care for key populations at risk for living with or affected by HIV and related co-morbidities
5. Increase capacity of nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify, treat and care for individuals at risk for and/or living with viral hepatitis
ANAC accepts abstracts in each of the following categories:
Education and administration
Policy and advocacy
ANAC2018 will focus on nursing leadership, public policy, current biomedical, psychosocial and behavioral research, health disparities and risk, and the enhancement of our ability to care for our most vulnerable populations.
Abstracts will be accepted until March 31. View the submission instructions here: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/login…
I encourage you to submit an abstract. As you know, the heart and soul of ANAC's conference are the presentations by our members and colleagues. I know that our members are doing great work every day, and we all have knowledge, skills and experiences that we can share. ANAC's conference is a remarkable venue in which to showcase your important work. Please share this with your colleagues and encourage them to submit their work as well.
Submit an abstract today -- deadline is March 31. I look forward to seeing everyone in Denver in November!
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN
Chair, Research Committee
Counter Narrative Project
Launches Revolutionary Health
Yesterday, the Counter Narrative Project launched a new weekly broadcast series, Revolutionary Health, where it will answer health and wellness related questions....
This is an opportunity to counter the narrative around black gay men's health, to offer information that is affirming (rather than just stigmatizing and fear based).
The Counter Narrative Project hopes to have candid, raw, and loving conversations every week that speak to the experiences that our community members have, and also be a judgement free zone.
The show will be co-hosted by Dr. David Malebranche, Charles Stephens, Johnnie Kornegay, and a series of special guests.
Topics covered in yesterday's broadcast include:
anal health, emotional wellness, and friendships as health.
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kMA6piiskk
The study data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a serious call to action by federal and state health officials to make Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) more readily available to the estimated 1.1 million Americans who could benefit from this protective tool against HIV infection. The National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition will be advocating for increased provider education to the need to normalize sexual history taking, risk assess...ment, consumer education, and prescription practices that increase access to PrEP in Black communities. Blacks experience the highest disproportionate burden of HIV when compared to their percentage of the U.S. population, and are also experiencing the lowest uptake in PrEP utilization when compared to their heightened risk of HIV infection due to the high numbers of Black men and women already infected. We will call on Congress and the Trump Administration to use this data as a call to action on behalf of our communities.
The Obama Foundation has announced the opening of applications for its summer 2018 internships.
This will be a chance for students to work in a fast-paced, high-impact environment alongside the Foundation team in our Chicago or D.C. offices. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States.
The summer 2018 internship will run from May 29, 2018 to August 17, 2018. For students on the quarter system, the int...ernship will run from June 18, 2018 to September 7, 2018. Interns will be required to work 40 hours a week.
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 12 at 5PM CT. If you are interested or know someone who might be a good fit, check out obama.org/internship for more information.
Black Gay physician and public health expert Dr. David Malebranche has been invited as a plenary speaker at the upcoming 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam The conference organizers released the following announcement:
Leading health and science experts to headline AIDS 2018 --
Plenary speakers for the 22nd International AIDS Conference announced
MDMag: Men Who Have Sex with Men Receive Less HIV Education
JANUARY 30, 2018
By Jenna Payesko
NAESM, Inc. Board of Directors Announces Departure of Executive Director Darwin Thompson
Contact: NAESM Board of Directors
Atlanta, Georgia January 29, 2018 - It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors and staff announces Darwin Thompson’s departure as Executive Director of NAESM, Inc. at the end of February 2018. Darwin has been with NAESM most of his career, first as a Prevention Specialist implementing the Mpowerment intervention, and finally becoming Executive Director in 2016. During his tenure as Executive Director, NAESM has re- established programs for young Black Gay Men with a specific focus on reducing HIV transmission among them, formed exciting partnerships with influential nonprofit organizations, and NAESM is now strategically positioned as a continued leader in HIV prevention in Georgia and the United States.
Darwin has been a wonderful asset to our organization, and while we will miss him and his inspiring leadership, we wish him the best in his new endeavor.
Darwin has expressed his leaving NAESM as full of mixed emotions. “My time at NAESM has been the singular most rewarding experience in my professional life. It has been full of exciting opportunities and experiences, from seeing the lives of our young people transformed by our dedicated staff and partners; to being on the red carpet with famous people who all showed up over the years to support this amazing organization. I want to thank Rudolph Carn and the Board of Directors for allowing me the privilege to serve this extraordinary organization over the past six years. I also want to thank our community of donors and advocates whose generosity and passion helped fuel our growth and progress.” – Darwin Thompson
The Board has named a committee to lead the search for the next leader of NAESM. During this time of transition, we are counting on your continued support so that the clients we serve can continue to count on us.
Again, we cannot thank Darwin enough for his dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation he has given NAESM, Inc. over his tenure with the organization. He will be greatly missed by the staff, Board and community partners. We look forward to following the success of his new career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter NAESM, Inc., as we continue to support our clients and our community of funders in the important work of addressing the myriad of health and wellness issues confronted by Black gay men through advocacy, services and education. If you have any questions during this transition process, please do hesitate to reach out to us directly at email@example.com.
Rudolph H. Carn
Founder/ Board Chair Emeritus
Rev. Antonio Jones
PrEP Isn’t Reaching Those Most at Risk for HIV: Black Gay and Bi Men
This is the finding of an analysis of the sole designated PrEP clinic in Birmingham, Alabama....
For our sisters:
RIBBONS OR RAINBOWS? QUEER BLACK WOMEN SEARCHING FOR A PLACE IN THE CANCER SISTERHOOD
Although we understand that Black women are dying more often than their White peers of breast cancer, and that some factors make some queer women at higher risk for breast cancer, very little is known about the Black queer breast health experience. It is time for the healthcare community and the breast cancer community to hear these stories! Join this study to help start thi...s powerful conversation!
Participation in this study involves one hour-long telephone or web-based interviews with self-identified queer Black women about their experiences for clinical breast health screening and/or treatment for breast cancer.
We are looking for people who meet the following criteria:
1. Identify as Black/African-American.
2. Identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community.
3. Are at least 20 (twenty) years old.
4. Have been (at any time) diagnosed with breast cancer (regardless of stage and regardless of your choice of [non] treatment) OR women from the LGBTQIA community who have undergone clinical breast screening in the past three (3) years.
If you are interested in knowing more about this research study, please call LaShaune P. Johnson, PhD at 402-280-2042 (office) or 918-430-9608 (cell), or email her at LPJohnson@creighton.edu. You can also follow the project at: Https://twitter.com/BlackPinkRainbo.
Participants of the study will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card, once their interview is complete.
To find out more information about being a research participant, the benefits of participating in research at Creighton University, and your rights as a research participant, please visit Creighton’s Research Participant Information web page at: http://www.creighton.edu/…/researchparticipantinf…/index.php
NBGMAC's Carlton Smith Elected Chairman of Baltimore Ryan White Planning Council: Brings Commitment to Improving Clinical Outcomes for People Living with HIV
BALTIMORE, Md. — The Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council (PC or Planning Council) has announced the election of Carlton R. Smith as Chairman of the Council. Jeanne Keruly and Markton Cole have been elected as Council Vice-Chair and Nominating Committee Chair, respectively.
Congratulations, Carlton -- ...and Happy Birthday!
The Planning Council also issued a call for more community engagement:
As the PC marks its 26th year planning for the provision of quality health care and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore Eligible Metropolitan Area, the Council is proud to support the newly elected leadership who has over 60 years of combined experience in HIV planning, advocacy and service provision. Together, this transformative leadership team’s wealth of expertise will complement the council’s vision to promote a responsive system of excellent care and prevention services that can make a significant impact in the health outcomes of communities impacted by HIV.
The community at large is invited to join the Planning Council at their meetings, held on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, please view the planning council website at www.baltimorepc.org or contact the Planning Council Support Office at 443 984-3563
WHO WE ARE:
The Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council is a congressionally mandated, 40 member body appointed by the Mayor of Baltimore City, who is the federally designated chief elected official for Ryan White HIV funding for the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
OUR MISSION: The mission of the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council is to provide comprehensive, high quality services to PLWH/As in the Greater Baltimore Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) regardless of their ability to pay.
The Planning Council will plan for and ensure access to culturally sensitive, high quality, cost-effective services in collaboration with local authorities, providers and consumers of HIV-prevention and care services. The planning council and its advisors will act in a timely and unbiased manner when setting priorities to allocate resources.
For more information, visit us at:
NIH’s All of Us Research Program is seeking ideas of important research questions that could be addressed by the program, to inform future updates that would be of most benefit to participants, researchers, and the broader community. The program would love to hear from your organization and community members.
As background, the All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteer...s nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health and disease. Their findings may lead to more individualized health care approaches in the future. The program is currently in beta testing, with a national launch anticipated in spring 2018.
All of Us is collecting ideas through something called a “use case” that describes a health problem or research question of interest. These ideas will be considered at a Research Priorities Workshop in March 2018 and help the program identify new features to add to support research across a range of health topics.
You may provide input through February 9, 2018. For more information, please visit https://allofus.nih.gov/researchpriorities.
Whole Health Assessment for Black MSM
The Whole Health Assessment is a free, accredited online continuing education training for medical and public health professionals to learn how to take a whole health approach to improving the health and wellness of Black men who have sex with men (MSM). The training includes information on relevant STD/STI screenings, mental and behavioral health assessments, and vaccinations. The training helps providers to consider the influence of pa...tient experiences both outside and within the clinical setting. It provides strategies to facilitate culturally appropriate, holistic health care for Black MSM patients. The Whole Health Assessment is part of the His Health CME/CNE series. The series was produced by the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) with support from HRSA/HAB.