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The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit VII

CLOSING THE HOUSING GAP IN THE HIV TREATMENT CASCADE

September 25-27, 2013
Montréal, Canada

The Research Summit Series has exploded from a modest gathering of a few dozen researchers, policy experts and consumers in Atlanta in 2005 to more than 200 participants from across the U.S., Canada and other countries. The theme of Summit VII, Closing the Housing Gap in the HIV Treatment Cascade, challenges us to learn from each other, and to work together on strategies to promote a vibrant, evidence-based public policy agenda that will support HIV prevention and healthcare in Canada, the United States and across North America and the globe.

September 25, 2013

Achieving the NHAS goals for homeless Americans: The importance of care coordination
Ronald Valdiserri, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Continuum of HIV care: Subpopulation differences in care and treatment in the United States
Irene Hall, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Housing is health care, food is medicine
Angela Aidala, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
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Housing is associated with mortality in people with HIV: Findings from the Positive Spaces Healthy Places (PSHP) study
Sean B. Rourke, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
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Recent violence against HIV-infected homeless and unstably housed women with high rates of psychiatric co-morbidity
Elise Riley, University of California, San Francisco
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Housing and HIV risk and health outcomes among black men who have sex with men
Kali Lindsey, National Minority AIDS Council
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The Cedar Project: Examining the role of residential transience in HIV vulnerability among young Aboriginal people who use illicit drugs
Kate Jongbloed, University of British Columbia
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Keynote Presentation
David Holtgrave, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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HIV care cascade in a New York City HOPWA program
Laura McAllister-Hollod and John Rojas, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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HIV and housing in San Francisco 2.0: Targeting services to improve outcomes
Joshua Bamberger and Sarah Dobbins, San Francisco Department of Public Health
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Developing a spectrum of integrated care and housing in Calgary, Alberta
Floyd Visser, The S.H.A.R.P. Foundation
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Safe and affordable housing: A human rights frame

Housing and Human Rights
Maria Foscarinis, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
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Housing is Health Care
John Lozier, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
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Safe and affordable housing: A human rights frame
Bruce Porter, Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Spotlight on Population-Specific Housing Research and Services

Breakout A: Housing Needs of HIV Positive Women

Understanding needs and outcomes: Examining a transitional housing program for women living with HIV
Samira Ali, University of Pennsylvania
Ken Robinson, Housing Works
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Tensions between safety, security, and privacy in the provision of health and social services within low-barrier housing for women living with and affected by HIV
Andrea Krüsi, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Gender and Sexual Health Initiative
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Breakout B: Housing Needs of Aboriginal PWH – A Sharing Circle

Tiny houses as transitional supportive housing in remote communities
Patricia Bacon, Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
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Breakout C: Housing Needs of Formerly Incarcerated PWH

Mass incarceration, housing instability, and HIV/AIDS: Research findings and policy recommendations
Kali Lindsey, National Minority AIDS Council
Christine Campbell, Housing Works
Bryan Jones, Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) Great Lakes
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September 26, 2013

Plenary: Housing - A Strategic Investment Approach

New York State's Medicaid redesign team affordable housing initiatives
Jason Helgerson, New York State Department of Health
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Can homeless people with mental illness and substance abuse issues be housed right away in apartments of their choice?
Lessons from the pan-Canadian At Home/Chez Soi study of Housing First
Eric Latimer, McGill University
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Health reform and beyond: New opportunities for HIV housing providers
Robert Greenwald, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School
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Plenary: Developing Effective Housing Models to Meet Complex Needs

Connecting housing, healthcare, and mainstream systems: Learning from the successes and challenges of integrated HIV/AIDS housing and planning
Rusty Bennett, Collaborative Solutions
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The Dr. Peter Centre residence: Integrated harm reduction health and housing services (including supervised injection services) for adults with HIV/AIDS and complex health issues
Rosalind Baltzer-Turje, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
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The Enhanced Housing Placement Assistance pilot: Baseline findings from a randomized controlled trial of an HIV housing program in New York City
John Rojas and Rachel Johnson, NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene
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Keynote Presentation
Jennifer Ho, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Spotlight on Meeting Complex Housing Needs

Breakout A: Meeting Complex Needs – Aging PWH

Are we prepared for an aging HIV population?: A needs assessment identifying the barriers and challenges to care and services
Keith Hambly, Fife House

Breakout B: Meeting Complex Needs – Successful Models for "Hard-to-House" PWH

Reducing risk while saving money: Lessons learned from a supportive housing program
SJ Dodd, Hunter College
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"I've learned how to survive, but not learned how to live": Needs and services in transitional housing programs in Ontario for PHAs
Jay Koornstra, Bruce House
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Breakout C: Meeting Complex Needs – Community-Based Planning

HIV housing services mapping project for western Canada
Catherine Worthington, University of Victoria
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The integration of supported housing programs within a "treatment as prevention" pilot initiative in Vancouver, BC
Miranda Compton, Vancouver Coastal Health
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Plenary: International HIV/AIDS Housing Research and Advocacy

Stilling the tremors: Resurrecting HIV services in Haiti's post-earthquake tent cities
Toorjo Ghose, University of Pennsylvania
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Ending the AIDS epidemic and absolute poverty: Structural HIV interventions and the post-2015 international development goals
Charles King, Housing Works

Breakout Sessions on Research and Policy Action Strategies
Breakout A – Canadian Action Strategies
Breakout B – US Action Strategies
Breakout C – International Action Strategies

September 27, 2013

Learning Institute A: Evidence-Based Advocacy

Advocacy Tools: How do we use data to advocate for effective services within shifting systems?

Examining the Correlation Between Housing Status and Treatment Adherence Among HIV Positive Clients in Delaware
Joe Scarborough, Delaware HIV Consortium

Data as Power for New Resources
Arturo Bendixen, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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Leading to Care
Floyd Visser, SHARP Foundation
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Advocacy Approaches: How do we advocate with mainstream providers to serve marginalized HIV communities well?

Creative ways to overcome stigmas and go beyond advocacy to forge healthy and committed cross-sectoral partnerships
Kay Roesslein, LOFT Community Services
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Breaking down the silos: Cross system advocacy efforts to increase housing and services for PLWHA
Alison Goodwyn, Collaborative Solutions
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Advocating for better services for people with serious mental illness in Québec: In search of the Holy Grail?
Eric Latimer, At Home/Chez Soi
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Advocacy Approaches: How should researchers and community organizations work together in advocacy?

A photographic journey from homelessness to stable housing: Tales from a community-driven study on HIV, health and housing
Valerie Nicholson and Daniel Wilson, AIDS Vancouver
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Participatory research for activism: Fighting for affordable housing in New York
Jason Walker, VOCAL-NY
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Making research matter: Knowledge mobilization and the Homeless Hub
Stephanie Vasko, Homeless Hub
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Learning Institute B: Evidence-Based Practice

Holistic Health: Integrating the Medical, Social Service, and Housing Worlds

Benfits of partnership: Community-based organizations and academic health sciences centers
David Parker
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Offering a mosaic of approaches to support people with HIV/AIDS in living a colourful life
Michèle Blanchard
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The Dr Peter Centre enhanced supported housing model
Rosalind Baltzer-Turje, Dr. Peter Centre
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Supportive Housing for People Who are Aging or Have Complex Care Needs

A harm reduction model for AIDS housing
Arturo Bendixen, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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Trans-competent services for transgender and gender-nonconforming people living with HIV
Ken Robinson, Housing Works
Megan Stanton, University of Pennsylvania
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As they are
Isabel Montpas, Sidalys

Bringing Health and Quality of Life Indicators into Housing Programs

Utilizing CQI to improve the health of supportive housing residents


Monika Grzeniewski and Kevin Rente, Harlem United
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Bringing health and quality of life indicators into housing programs
Angela Aidala, Columbia University
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Common measures, quality of life indicators, and HIV supportive housing
Keith Hambly, Fife House
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Housing Leadership Forum: Re-visioning HIV/AIDS housing as "accountable care" in a changing environment

Bridging housing and health: An overview of U.S. federal policies
U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Housing status as an HIV core indicator
Andrew Forsyth, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Affordable Care Act
Harold Phillips, HHS Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau
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Changing the model for health care delivery
Maggie Morgan & Amy Rosenberg, Treatment Access Expansion Project and Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School
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Case studies: How organizations are navigating change
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Re-visioning HIV/AIDS housing as "accountable care" in a changing environment: Survey results
Alison Goodwyn, Collaborative Solutions
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How are we navigating shaping change?
Robert Cordero, BOOM!Health
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Lessons Learned from the Ryan White model of care
Alice Reiner, NO AIDS Task Force
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