Tuesday, September 24–Friday, September 27
NORTH AMERICAN HOUSING & HIV/AIDS RESEARCH SUMMIT VII
September 24 - 27, 2013
"Closing the Housing Gap in the HIV Treatment Cascade"
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About the Summit Series
Launched in 2005, the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series is a unique interdisciplinary forum for consideration of research findings and policy initiatives that focus on the role of housing, poverty and other structural determinants of HIV prevention and care outcomes. Summit meetings support knowledge transfer and evidence-based skill building among people with HIV/AIDS, health and housing researchers, service providers, and policy makers at the global, national and local levels. The Summit Series has become the primary venue for informing HIV/AIDS housing policy in North America, and is an influential forum for broader discussion of the role of housing in disease prevention and management.
A strong evidence base identifies housing status as a key social driver of HIV vulnerability and health outcomes, and shows that receipt of housing assistance has an independent, direct impact on HIV care, health status and mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS. Participants in Summit Series meetings share and discuss new research findings, and then work together to translate the evolving evidence on housing and health into concrete action strategies to inform policy, practice and ongoing research.
The North American Summit Series and International AIDS Conference satellite meetings have enabled partners to:
~ Build a platform that invites the development of germane research;
~ Promote an HIV/AIDS housing research and policy agenda internationally;
~ Develop new partners and enhanced support for structural HIV prevention and care interventions; and
~ Create policy change on the national and local levels by means of evidence-based strategies.
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NAHC will provide a limited number of scholarships for individuals to attend Summit VII who are, or have been, consumers of HIV/AIDS housing and related services. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to be active Summit participants. To prepare recipients for discussions, relevant research materials and background information will be made available prior to the Summit.
To apply click here or visit our website at www.hivhousingsummit.org.
Scholarships will cover the Summit VII registration fee, travel costs, three nights at a conference hotel, and the cost of meals not covered by the registration fee. However, applicants are encouraged to seek support from local programs to cover all or part of accommodations and travel. This will enable more consumers to participate. Please contact NAHC if you need a letter of support to provide to a potential sponsor.
Interested consumers are asked to complete the attached application form and return it to NAHC by e-mail or mail on or before June 15, 2013. Notice of acceptance will be provided not later than July 26, 2013.
National AIDS Housing Coalition
727 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005