UCHAPS Legislative Guide

It is critical that those working towards an end to HIV have an understanding of the importance of advocacy, particularly legislative advocacy, as a tool in the fight against HIV. UCHAPS hopes that by providing its members and the larger community of HIV advocates with this guide, we can help advocates to engage in strong, targeted legislative advocacy, particularly at the state and local levels, that will drive the policy and political change necessary to end HIV.

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Narrative as a Tool for Health

As public health practitioners and community mobilizers, storytelling provides an opportunity to engage in an inquiry and exchange process to design and improve human-centered services and programs. Learn how to develop a storytelling event in your community.

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Healing Justice and HIV

As service providers, we often work to change the world while neglecting ourselves. Our work depletes us and replicates patterns of trauma, trigger, harm, and extraction. This webinar explores the dismantling of the structures that are systematically dehumanizing people living with HIV.

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Integrated Planning: Successes and Challenges

Integrated planning is essential for health departments to develop coordinated and effective systems of HIV/AIDS prevention and care for populations in large urban areas. This session will focus on the experiences of four city health departments and explore the successes and challenges that occurred during their integrated planning processes. 

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Nonprofits and Advocacy

Join UCHAPS for an interactive webinar on the do’s and dont’s of advocacy as a nonprofit organization. Learn how your organization can be part of a movement without jeopardizing your nonprofit status.

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Latino Mobilization and Engagement Roundtable

The roundtable will discuss Latino mobilization and engagement; consider policies that hinder HIV prevention efforts; and develop strategies including crafting messaging, selecting a messenger, considering your audience, and educating policymakers. The discussion will end with reflections on and next steps for the Urban Health Agenda.

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Supporting Youth Advocates

Join UCHAPS as we discuss supporting youth advocates in a meaningful way with tools, support and resources that are integral to their success. Join us to learn how you can encourage the next generation of advocates.

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Advancing Health Equity

A panel of national social justice advocates, policy strategists, and community activists discuss changing landscape of healthcare, mounting concerns in the HIV community, and ways that health departments and local HIV organizations can commit to health equity and social justice.

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Molecular HIV Surveillance Resource Center

The UCHAPS MHS Resource Center discusses the public health model for MHS, debunks myths about MHS, and identifies its benefits. It also offers program successes and lesson learned from health departments across the nation and several tools for health professionals and laypersons.

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340B: What You Need to Know

UCHAPS is hosted a webinar for UCHAPS membership and others to provide them with an opportunity to speak to 340B experts and learn how upcoming changes to 340B will affect their organizations.

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Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) provided guidance for the development of a integrated HIV prevention and care plan. This new guidance format allows jurisdictions to submit one integrated plan for 2017 - 2021. 

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Women and PrEP Webinar

UCHAPS knows that PrEP is a valuable tool that women can use to take control of their sexual health and is committed to raising awareness among women about PrEP. Join UCHAPS for a discussion on the unique issues surrounding women and PrEP and representation of women in PrEP research. 

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Benefits of e-learning Webinar

Join UCHAPS and NASTAD to discuss the benefits of e-learning by leveraging online technical assistance platforms as a vehicle for capacity building assistance. As health departments begin to seek cost-effective methods to build capacity, modern systems that optimize efficacy without sacrificing quality require further exploration.

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Urban Agenda

15 years ago, UCHAPS first articulated its urban health agenda. It defined the HIV prevention challenges that must be faced by elected and public officials, health and social service providers, individuals, families and communities to stop the continued spread of new HIV infections in urban America. 

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Youth Engagement in HIV Prevention Webinar

Curious about how to get more youth involved in HIV prevention work? For health departments and community organizations interested in engaging youth in HIV prevention activities, join UCHAPS for a webinar as UCHAPS member jurisdictions share their work.

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