Patrick Piper

CBA Trainer/TA Specialist

Patrick has over 20 years of experience in research, implementation, and evaluation of science-based HIV prevention interventions. He began his work in the field of HIV at Denver Public Health Department as a Program Coordinator of an evidence-based intervention called “Community PROMISE.” He has worked with high-risk populations, including MSM who do not identify as gay, injection drug users, sex workers, and high-risk youth. He also has extensive experience in HIV Testing and Counseling and Case Management and received his CAC-II certification in addictions counseling. His work has been published in several journals and has been highlighted at numerous national and international conferences.

Importance of Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Health Disparities:

As a member of what some may call a “marginalized community,” marginalization has never been an option for me. I am part of an American community and have spent my life fighting for equality and social justice in this country. We all deserve to have access to, and receive, quality health care, regardless of our race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. The sad fact is that we don’t. I am committed to see the day when “universal health care” is not just an idea or a catchphrase, but indeed, a reality.