Thursday, September 13, 2012 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Despite effective treatments and increased testing, HIV is still a threat in New York City — but there are promising initiatives to increase the number of individuals who know their status and receive timely medical care and related support.
The NYC Health Department and its community partners have integrated numerous creative innovations that are showing success. From mobile phone condom apps to direct interventions at the JFK taxi driver line to onsite STD testing at nightclubs, there is an incredible amount of effort underway to decrease HIV transmission amongst NYC’s most vulnerable populations.
In addition, mobile HIV testing units, care coordination, electronic health records and community based research are playing a role in how New York City continues to fight this epidemic. While we’ve heard of numerous successes over the past year, there is still a role for funders to play. Experts will provide an in-depth picture of the status of NYC’s efforts to prevent, treat and survey HIV cases while highlighting the opportunities that exist for philanthropy.
- Innovative HIV prevention and screening efforts
- Tools available to combat this disease, including untapped possibilities
- Opportunities for funders to impact the prevention, treatment and surveillance efforts currently underway
A Philanthropy New York Health Policy Working Group in collaboration with The New York City AIDS Fund in The New York Community Trust.
- Len McNally (Moderator) Program Director, Health & People w/ Special Needs, The New York Community Trust
- Dr. Luis Freddy Molano, Director of HIV Programs and Services, Community Healthcare Network
- Dr. Robert Murayama, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, APICHA Community Health Center
- Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control
This program is for funders who care about healthcare, women and girls, and LGBTQ issues.