Housing & HIV Regional Research Summit

“Strengthening Communities:

Connecting Housing, HIV Prevention & Health Care

The Strengthening Communities project is designed to develop a framework of support for housing and healthcare policies which integrate housing as a critical component, by equipping communities and policy makers with the information and tools to impact financing decisions, resource allocation, and integration of social and health service programs at every level of government. Broad dissemination of research findings and user-friendly policy tools can provide communities with powerful tools to foster better individual health outcomes for those living with the virus and to prevent new infections and thus facilitate better community health outcomes.

Project participants will work together on public policy, evidence-based practice, and research strategies to support the provision of housing assistance for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illness: as a basic human right; as a necessary component of systems to enable individuals to manage their care and treatment; and as an exciting new tool to end the AIDS crisis in America by reducing the number of new HIV infections.

Southern Regional Summit- April 8, 2010

The third meeting of the “Strengthening Communities” series is being held in conjunction with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Southern AIDS Coalition, and the Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network. The meeting was be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel on April 8, 2010.