PREP AND PEP ACCESS: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HARD-TO-REACH POPULATIONS
Health departments and community providers are always looking for innovative approaches to increase access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Many jurisdictions face unique challenges in increasing PrEP access to communities most in need. For this webinar, UCHAPS has gathered some of the leading professionals that have created unique approaches to increasing access to PrEP and PEP locally. From TelePrEP to 340B rebates, experts will share innovative approaches, share best practices and lessons learned in effectively increasing access to PrEP and PEP.
Nike Blue, MPH is a Public health professional who serves as the Chief Program Officer with AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) the oldest AIDS service organization in Texas, established in 1982. She has over fourteen years of experience in the non-profit sector including strategic planning, program development, and management, board development, implementation of evidence-based practices and public health strategies, non-profit management, research, evaluation, and coaching.
Angela Hoth, PharmD MPH is an expert generalist with an eclectic background in healthcare, public health, research, education, data, and technology. She is currently the project director and a clinical provider for TelePrEP - a public-health partnered, virtual pharmacist service providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the people of Iowa. TelePrEP works to overcome barriers to PrEP existing in a rural state - stigma, privacy issues, long distances to PrEP providers, and primary care provider shortages, especially in rural areas.
Damon Jacobs, MFT is a New York-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work on health, love, and pleasure. Through his clinical work, Damon has helped hundreds of couples and individuals create joyful and peaceful relationships. He is also the author of the books RATIONAL RELATING and ABSOLUTELY SHOULD-LESS. He is best known for championing the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through his work on social media, newspaper print, broadcast appearances, is featured as one of 35 “Leading HIV Activists” by The Advocate Magazine, one of the Top 10 “Influential Voices in HIV/AIDS for 2016” by Healthline Magazine, part of the “HIV Heroes” series through Metrosource Magazine, and one of the Ten “Most Captivating Voices of 2014” by HIV Equal.
Continuing our discussion on PrEP with Kahlib Barton, an activist and advocate with AIDS United, All the TEA (Teach, Empower, Advocate); the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC); and even addressed Washington, DC, lawmakers about young people and HIV. Join us for a one-on-one interview with Kahlib as he shares with us the importance of PrEP and how it has changed his and his partner's life.