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Mpox Frequently Asked Questions Excellent FAQs and resources from Building Healthy Online Communities on the latest in mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) prevention, transmission, symptoms, and treatment. Updated regularly.
Recordings from a two-day institute aimed at improving knowledge of how structural interventions operate to address the environmental, social, and economic factors that influence individual risk and protective behaviors.
Community Engagement World Café When policies and programs designed to improve health outcomes are not driven by community interests, concerns, or needs, efforts remain disconnected from the people they intend to serve. Aunsha Hall-Everett engages participants in a deeper discussion about the various examples of community engagement strategies discussed by presenters and how they can […]
The NYC Condom Availability Program: Structural Changes During a Pandemic Jennifer Matsuki and Ilona Charkow highlight how the NYC Condom Availability Program (NYCAP) was able to meet the needs of the community with its condom distribution program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session also highlights the importance of organizations being able to pivot service delivery […]
The Modernization of HIV Laws in Nevada; Changing Legislature The Modernization of HIV Laws in Nevada; Changing Legislature Andre Wade provides an overview of how the state of Nevada addressed a structural barrier to HIV prevention and care by modernizing its HIV duty to warn laws. HIV criminalization laws, a.k.a. duty to warn, were established […]
Deconstructing Organizational Transphobia Zami Hyemingway explores the negative impact of transphobia on clients who identify as transgender or non-binary persons when they access HIV care and prevention, services. Improve your knowledge of organizational transphobia and the ways it is practiced and institutionalized. Explore structural strategies, which incorporate an intersectional approach for naming and combating transphobia […]
Delivering Trauma Informed Care to Reduce Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations To examine trauma-informed care as a structural intervention, Shamere Mackenzie highlights the importance of supplying care and support services to vulnerable populations in a trauma-informed manner, further helping to promote healthy outcomes and increase client engagement in care and prevention services. Learn the principles […]
Cultural Humility through Structural Changes, Institutional Accountability Creating change at an institutional level to promote cultural humility requires an assessment of barriers and structures that have created disparities in health outcomes for particular communities. Tim Vincent highlights an example of one health department’s approach which effectively integrated cultural humility by making structural changes in their […]
Structural Interventions Institute: Community Engagement Community engagement is essential in developing and implementing structural interventions. Duran Rutledge briefly discusses the importance of gaining community buy-in for interventions, highlighting the “wisdom of crowds” perspective, and provides participants an opportunity to share experiences in engaging communities. Watch all recorded videos from our Structural Interventions for HIV Prevention and […]
Structural Interventions in Action Matthew Willis explains how the California State Office of AIDS has funded and supported structural interventions (SIs) throughout the state, particularly the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. The session focuses on six of eight counties that make up the California Consortium, implementing SI to address the three critical components of […]
Building an Affirming Healthcare System Andrew Miller defines key terminology used within LGBTQ-affirming healthcare, describes components of an LGBTQ-affirming healthcare system, and discusses how to evaluate a healthcare system for LGBTQ- affirming practices and procedures. Andrew is followed by a special message from Admiral Dr. Rachel Levine. Watch all recorded videos from our 2022 Medical Mistrust […]
Ecological Perspectives for Deconstructing Medical Mistrust in Transgender Health. Panel speakers Valerie Spencer, Cecilia Gentili, and Jenna Rapues describe how an ecological perspective can combat the negative impacts of medical mistrust, identify and discuss the tools, actions, and policies needed to create gender-affirming clinical programs, and discuss advocacy efforts to address institutional barriers to gender […]