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Summit VI

New Orleans, Louisiana
September 21-23, 2011

The 2011 North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit brought together 306 participants from eight countries, including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. Summit VI was convened by the U.S. National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Academic partners included the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Tulane University of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (National Institute of Public Health).

Read the Summit Agenda

Summit Products

Summit VI Policy Paper - Evidence into Action: Housing is HIV Prevention and Care
Summit VI Action Strategies


Positive Spaces, Healthy Places: Update and New Findings

Sean Rourke, James Watson, Jay Koornstra, Keith Hambly, Doris O'Brien
Video: 37 minutes

Health Inequities and Health Economics

David Holtgrave
Video: 44 minutes


Thursday, September 22nd

Homelessness, health, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Ronald Valdiserri, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Results of a systematic literature review: Housing & HIV health outcomes
Michael Wilson, McMaster University and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Public health evidence: Housing as HIV prevention for people who inject drugs
Brandon Marshall, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS & Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Social, structural and behavioral determinants of overall health status among HIV-positive unstably housed individuals
Elise Riley, University of California, San Francisco

The role of stable housing and cognitive functioning on viral suppression among IDUs on HAART
Amy Knowlton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Antiretroviral Treatment Effectiveness in a New York Cohort
Angela Aidala, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

The Cedar Project: Gender differences in HIV vulnerability associated with unstable housing among young Aboriginal people who use drugs in Vancouver and Prince George
Kate Jongbloed, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Sex, drugs and structural interventions: unstable housing associated with increased HIV risk behaviours in a cohort of people on treatment in British Columbia
Surita Parashar, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

HIV and Homelessness among Veterans receiving care at the Veterans Administration: Analyzing the VACS cohort
Toorjo (TJ) Ghose, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Post-Earthquake Housing Instability and HAART Adherence in Haiti's Tent Cities
Edner Boucicaut, Housing Works HAITI
TJ Ghose, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Katrina and its aftermath
Eric Oleson, Project Lazarus and the Coalition of HIV/AIDS Nonprofits and Government Entities (CHANGE Coalition)

International migration through Mexico: a health care model implemented by migrant's shelters through the collaboration with local health care services and other nongovernmental organizations
César Infante Xibille, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico

Housing Need Among PLWHA: A Southern Perspective
Kathie Hiers, AIDS Alabama
Rusty Bennett, Collaborative Solutions

Understanding Key Factors of Homeless HIV Infected Persons in the Rural South
R. David Parker, University of South Carolina, Department of Medicine

Housing is health care: The results of Health Navigation Service for those with HIV and other chronic illnesses
Bob Hughes, ASK Wellness Centre

Healthy Transitions: Housing as a structural intervention with women who are HIV positive and have been recently released from jail/prison
Samira Ali, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Friday, September 23rd

Positive Spaces Healthy Places: Update and new findings
Sean B. Rourke, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Keith Hambly, Fife House
Jay Koornstra, Bruce House
Doe O'Brien Teengs, Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
James Watson, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

The role of economic analyses in HIV health policy-making and practice
David Holtgrave, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hot Spotters: Prioritizing HIV positive high users for supportive housing to contain public health costs
Josh Bamberger, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Housing and Urban Health Section

Acute care usage and housing history among homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York City
Vivian Towe, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygience

When the red ribbon unravels: Challenges for native PLWHA finding stable housing
Jamie Folsom, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

The Internet and Social Media as Tools for Housing and HIV Prevention for Homeless Youth
Eric Rice, University of Southern California

Housing and AIDS in Québec, Canada: Building an innovative community-based research partnership in a socio-cultural and linguistic minority context
Hélène Laperriere, University of Ottawa
Helene Légare, SYDALYS
Michelle Blanchard, Maison d'Hérelle
Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Housing as if People Mattered
Russell Mawby, Places Group

Addressing HIV-Related Health Disparities
Kevin Fenton, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Learning Institute A – September 21, 2011
Evidence-based Practice: Eliminating HIV Health Disparities

Learning Institute B – September 21, 2011
Research Methods & Measures: Eliminating HIV Health Disparities

Learning Institute C – September 21, 2011
Evidence-Based Advocacy: Eliminating HIV Health Disparities

Learning Institute C Agenda

Southern exposure: HIV and human rights in the Southern United States
Megan McLemore, Human Rights Watch

Overcoming housing and health disparities for Aboriginal people in Canada
Charles Hill, Canadian National Aboriginal Housing Association

Latinos in the Deep South: Immigration status as a barrier to HIV prevention and care
Guillermo Chacón, Latino Commission on AIDS

Effect of a policy change on provision of short term housing assistance to persons living with HIV/AIDS
Kira Frederich, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health

US Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program modernization - Kathie Hiers - David Vos
David Vos, Office of HIV/AIDS Hosuing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Kathie Hiers, AIDS Alabama

The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Opportunities under the 'health homes' model
John Lozier, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Using the ACA to leverage changes on behalf of disadvantaged populations
Charles King, Housing Works

HIV housing advocacy post-Katrina
Crystal Pope, Collaborative Solutions

The ups and downs of advocacy (1990 - 2008): The evolution of a unique Canadian supportive housing complex
Dennis Magill, University of Toronto
Tony Di Pede, Wellesley Central Residence Inc.

The NO Justice Project: Targeting Louisiana's Solicitation Crime Against Nature (SCAN) statute
Deon Haywood, Women with a Vision
Davida Finger, Loyola University N.O. College of Law

Summit VI Sponsors

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Johns Hopkins University
Mac Aids Fund Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Broadway Cares Housing Works
Harlem United Bailey House Del Norte AIDS Services of Dallas National Association of Realtors