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JSI at the National Ryan White HIV Conference

December 7, 2018

JSI’s work in HIV focuses on reducing new infections, increasing access to continuous treatment and services, addressing stigma and discrimination, and reducing health inequities. We build capacity to help ensure that services address the needs of people at risk for or living with HIV, while reducing or eliminating disparities in access to care and health outcomes.  

Join JSI at the National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, December 11-14, 2018 in Oxon Hill, MD, to discuss the implementation and requirements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and how our projects support the delivery, coordination, evaluation, and improvement of HIV services across the U.S. 

Stop by the JSI booths #8, #9, and #10 and attend the following presentations by our featured projects: 

The Community HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance and Training for Planning project (Planning CHATT) builds the capacity of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A planning councils and planning bodies (PC/PB) across the US to fulfill their legislative responsibilities, strengthen consumer engagement, and increase the involvement of community providers in HIV service delivery planning. 

Wednesday, 12/12
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Teachable Moments for Planning Councils/Planning Bodies: Providing Low-Cost/High-Benefit Mini-Training
Emily Gantz McKay

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Planning CHATT: Capacity building for RWHAP Part A Planning Councils and Planning Bodies

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Engaging a New Generation of Consumers in RWHAP Planning: Innovations that Work 
Hila Berl

Friday, 12/14, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Subpopulation-based Needs Assessment: A Hands-on Design Session for Non-Experts 

JSI’s Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) TA Center supports planning across HIV prevention, care, and treatment service delivery systems, while Planning CHATT builds community capacity for RWHAP Part A HIV service delivery planning.

Wednesday, 12/12 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Planning and Resource Utilization 
Ann Marie Rakovic and Stewart Landers

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Got Feedback? Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans Listening Session

Thursday, 12/13 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Planning together: Creating synergy between your jurisdiction's GTZ/ETE Plan and CDC/HRSA Integrated HIV/AIDS Plan
Stewart Landers, Molly Tasso presenting with Santa Clara, Mass DPH

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Collaborative Integration of Prevention and Care: Planning Bodies, Funding, and Service Delivery

The Access, Care and Engagement TA Center (ACE TA) helps Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and subrecipients engage, enroll, and retain diverse clients in health coverage and build health literacy.

Wednesday, 12/12, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Health insurance matters: innovative strategies for enrollment and retention in an unpredictable environment
Molly Higgins-Biddle and Mira Levinson

Thursday, 12/13, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Maintaining Coverage Throughout the Year: Tips and Strategies to Navigate Health Insurance Challenges 
Mira Levinson, Liesl Lu, and Molly Tasso

Saturday, 12/15, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Resource Round-up: Effective Care Engagement Interventions
ACE TA with In It Together, AETC, NCRC, CQII, CEII, His Health, Well Versed and IHP

In It Together (IIT) is a training initiative designed to help health professionals incorporate health literacy approaches into their services, with the goal of improving engagement and retention in HIV care and treatment.

Wednesday, 12/12, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
In It Together: Improving Health Literacy for All 
Michelle Vatalaro

Friday, 12/14, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
In It Together: Improving Health Literacy for Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
Michelle Vatalaro

Our RI Ryan White Provision of Care Technical Assistance provides technical assistance, meeting facilitation and training to the Rhode Island Ryan White Program.

Friday, 12/14, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
#RIHIVCOEXIST.TransformHIV: Ryan White Goes to College & We Built it, They Came
Amy Black and Ann Marie Silvia


HIV.gov extends the federal response to HIV and other infectious diseases using digital communication channels and tools and trains HIV organizations to use these resources.

Wed/Thurs, 12/13-14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Exhibit hall, Booth #1
Social media lab

JSI’s HIV/AIDS Bureau Recipient Compilation of Best Practice Strategies and Interventions (RWHAP Best Practices) project develops and implements the Recipient Compilation of Best Practice Strategies and Interventions. They then examine the impact on improving health outcomes and addressing disparities. This enables those supported by HRSA HAB to gain an understanding of successful approaches and disseminate that knowledge to RWHAP recipients and subrecipients. Coming soon to TargetHIV.org! 

Do you have a best practice? Visit Booth #9 to learn more!