Tag Archive | Access to Care

2012 ISHEID: International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases

The “2012 ISHEID: International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases” will take place on May 23rd through the 25th of 2012 in Marseille, France.

According to Conference Alerts, “ISHEID will focus on finding a cure against HIV, but also: Human Rights, Prevention of HIV Transmission, Access to Care. ISHEID is the opportunity to meet international Key Opinion Leaders in a friendly atmosphere, and share ideas.” For more information, please contact Alain Lafeuillade or visit their website. Information Source: Conference Alerts. Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

2011 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)

Date: November 10-13, 2011

Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Location: Chicago, IL

Contact: conferences@nmac.org or (202) 483-NMAC (6622)

URL: http://www.nmac.org/index/2011-usca

“The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), set for November 10-13, 2011, at Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, in Chicago, IL, is an event you cannot afford to miss. For nearly two decades, USCA has sought ‘to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking.’

It is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together over 3,000 workers from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As) to policymakers—to build national support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. We hope you will be one of them.” –Paul A. Kawata, The Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council

Sources:National Minority AIDS Council.  Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Nichelle Mitchem Shares Information on the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference

Date: August 14-17, 2011

Venue: Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotels

The conference organizers are committed to ensuring that this conference contributes to achieving the three primary goals defined in the plan:

  • Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV;
  • Increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV; and
  • Reducing HIV-related health disparities. –2011 NHPC

Source Website: http://www.2011nhpc.org/home.asp

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International Nurses Day

Each year, on May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, nurses are celebrated on International Nurses Day. This day was established to recognize the contribution nurses make to the health and well-being of our society. Inspired by nurses like Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Fry, the International Council of Nurses started this annual event forty-six (46) years ago. Every year, there is a different theme for the day. This year, the theme is: “Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity”.

On International Nurses Day, we honor the life-saving abilities of nurses around the world. Whether by putting you at ease while you wait for your doctor or taking your health history, the variety of critical health related services nurses provide is seemingly endless. Every day, nurses take care of countless patients. Each May 12th, we can demonstrate our support and appreciation for nurses world-wide by acknowledging their important work.

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Source(s): International Council of Nurses.

Nichelle Mitchem Shares Information on the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2011 – Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Venue: Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotels

The conference organizers are committed to ensuring that this conference contributes to achieving the three primary goals defined in the plan:

  • Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV;
  • Increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV; and
  • Reducing HIV-related health disparities. –2011 NHPC

Source Website: http://www.2011nhpc.org/home.asp

Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Nichelle Mitchem Increased Access to Medical Care for Indigent Women, Infants, and Children

Having reasonable access to health care rests on many factors: the availability of health services in a community and personal care-seeking behavior, for example.
However, these and other factors are often trumped by whether a person can afford the costs of needed care. It is estimated that among the poor, more than a third have no health coverage and those who are near-poor are not much better off, with 30% uninsured.

Understanding the challenges confronted by the poor in accessing health, in her role as advocate for indigent women and children, Nichelle Mitchem, established partnerships within the health medical community including: medical schools, and schools of public health. In her role as executive director of agencies serving low income families in crisis, Nichelle sought to provide comprehensive and holistic programs via strong internal as well external continuums of care.

The overarching goal of the partnerships with the medical community was two-fold: 1) increase access to health care for poor women and their children; and 2) most importantly, to improve the health and well-being of desperately poor women, infants, and children.

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