August 5, 2022
Family Health is set to present at the Ryan White National Conference
MOBILE, Ala. — On January 31, MCHD/Family Health was notified that HRSA’s Division of Community HIV/AIDS Programs (DCHAP) Rural Health and HIV Subgroup was developing an abstract for the 2022 National Ryan White Conference (NRWC). This abstract would focus on the use of social media as a strategy for community engagement in rural communities.
MCHD/Family Health’s involvement of people living with HIV in the development of the social media strategy caught the attention of their Project Officer. HRSA’s DCHAP invited MCHD/FH to present this approach on a panel at the NRWC. MCHD/Family Health will present on August 25 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on the “Utilizing Social Media to Increase Community Engagement in Rural Communities.”
MCHD/Family Health is excited to share the agency’s innovative strategies and best practices for community engagement regarding RW and HIV education as well as prevention methods by using Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Furthermore, MCHD/Family Health is thrilled to demonstrate how its engagement efforts have improved health outcomes for the community.
Registration for the Ryan White National Conference closes on August 9. This virtual conference is free to attend and the link to register can be found here: https://web.cvent.com/event/e9862985-f577-4c11-8499-04ace4f7bf9c/regProcessStep1
The following is an excerpt from Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator of HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau:
“On behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau, I look forward to your participation at the virtual 2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment on August 23-26, 2022. The National Conference theme this year is ‘The Time Is Now: Harnessing the Power of Innovation, Health Equity, and Community to End the HIV Epidemic.’
“As the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program enters its fourth decade, we know that now is the time to come together as a community to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. HRSA continues to move forward with the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S., the 10-year initiative with the goal to reduce new HIV infections by 90 percent by 2030.
“HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau hosts the National Conference every two years to deliver program and policy updates, share innovative models of care, and provide training and technical assistance to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients; federal, national, state, and local stakeholders; health care and service delivery providers; and people with HIV. This biennial event provides a forum to share best practices and innovative strategies that will help participants to continue to facilitate a coordinated national response to reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related health disparities.”