JSI is excited to join over 120 partner organizations and thousands of advocates, community members, federal leaders, health department staff, health care workers, and researchers at the annual USCHA. This year’s theme, “A Love Letter to Black Women,” celebrates cis and trans Black women across HIV movements. JSI looks forward to learning from and engaging with partners from our programs at the national, state, and local levels. Visit JSI at booth 307, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Best Practices Compilation Project booth, 309, featuring JSI’s work!
Learn from JSI experts at USCHA 2023:
Wednesday, September 6
- Empowering HIV Communities: Building Stronger Support, for Healthier Lives
Presenter: Eddie Wiley | 4 – 6 p.m. | Mint, M4 Level, Marriott Marquis
Hear from people who have gone through the ELEVATE Institute training for personal and professional growth, and from JSI and ICF staff as they share program data, stories, and insights.
- HIV Community Planning Lounge
Host: Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC) | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gallery Place on Meeting Level 3 (see map)
If you are a member of your local HIV planning group (e.g., Planning Council, Planning Body, EHE Planning Group), come kick up your feet, express your creativity, get your planning questions answered, and network with other community planners. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, September 7
- Stable Housing to End the Epidemic: A Guide for Providers
Presenter: Travis Barnhart | 2 – 4 p.m. | Horne, Level 2, Courtyard by Marriott
Presenters will discuss a range of housing interventions and funding, including supportive housing, vouchers, eviction prevention support, housing case management, and rapid re-housing programs that could benefit people living with HIV.
Friday, September 8
- Leveraging Implementation and Dissemination Science to End the HIV Epidemic
Presenter: Julie Hook | 9 – 11 a.m. | Shaw, M3 Level, Marriott Marquis
This HRSA Pathway will present HAB’s efforts to leverage implementation and dissemination science to support health equity, eliminate disparities among people with HIV, and end the HIV epidemic.
- Mental Health and Health Care Disparities among Latinx LGBT+ Population
Presenters: Rodolfo Vega, Alexandra Bonnet | 9 – 11 a.m. | Mint, M4 Level, Marriott Marquis
This data-driven panel workshop will focus on the mental health and healthcare of Hispanic American LGBT+ older adults.
JSI prioritizes health equity and racial justice in pursuit of effective approaches to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for priority populations. We scale up and tailor strategies that advance the goal of ending the HIV epidemic; address the syndemic of HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorders; and respond to the broader health and social services landscape. Through our Center for HIV and Infectious Disease, JSI bolsters systems, organizations, and communities through training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation. Learn more about our work in the U.S.