Research Summit I
An Examination of the Role of Housing in the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care and of Housing Status as a Determinant of Individual and Community Health.
June 11 & 12, 2005
On June 11th and 12th, 2005 NAHC hosted the innovative National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit: An Examination of the Role of Housing in the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care and of Housing Status as a Determinant of Individual and Community Health. The Summit took place at the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory University’s Alumni Conference immediately preceding the 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference, convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The summit was an unprecedented forum for a core group of researchers and policy experts to present and discuss existing research, to share information and strategies regarding ongoing and planned research projects, to discuss the policy and program implications of rigorous research, and to examine and discuss disparities in access to care and health outcomes.
The Summit’s convening researchers included:
Other participating researchers:
Also in attendance were a number of leading experts on housing policy and health care access, including NAHC Board members.
Working Session of Researchers and Policy Experts
On Saturday morning, the gathered researchers presented on their work involving HIV/AIDS and housing in a series of panels including:
Following the research presentations, policy experts spoke about the current and anticipated public policy challenges and opportunities surrounding HIV/AIDS and housing. The group discussed the policy implications of the research, gaps in research including recommendations for future research, and ways to effectively use results as a mechanism for public policy change.
The group identified the following goals:
A Re-Visioned HIV/AIDS Housing Policy & Advocacy Agenda:
The Sunday afternoon portion of the Summit consisted of a Community Discussion involving 45 participating researchers, policy experts, AIDS housing providers, and consumers. James Curran, Dean of the Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, and Terri Lee, Director of the Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development, introduced the Community Discussion portion of the Summit.
The Discussion began with a brief presentation of the Summit’s genesis and goals and an overview of the results by the convening researchers. Two panels followed, including discussion and questions involving a housing advocate, housing providers, AIDS housing consumers, and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
NAHC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following organizations and individuals:
$10,000 – $24,999
Housing Works, Inc.
$1 – $999
Ms. Gina Quattrochi, Esq., In honor of Keith Cylar
Ms. Lynne M. Cooper
Ms. Cassandra Ackerman
Logistical Support Provided by
The Emory University Center for AIDS Research
The Emory University African American Alumni Association