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PROGRAM

An agenda outlining the Summit program is available online

Learning Institute A Presentations:
Evidence-based Best Practices for Housing as HIV Prevention and Care

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Genevieve Tremblay, Public Health Agency of Canada

Learning Institute: Overview and Framework
Ruthann Tucker, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

*Evidence: What is it? How to Use it to Shape Programs and Policies
Sean B. Rourke, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
PowerPoint PDF

*Collecting and Using Practice-based Evidence: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach
Kenneth Robinson, Housing Works
Samira Ali, University of Pennsylvania
PowerPoint PDF

*From Research to Program Change: Leading Practice and Lessons Learned from a Transitional Housing Program for People with HIV in Toronto
Keith Hambly, Fife House
PowerPoint PDF

Evidence into Action: Resources to Support Change
Nancy Bernstine, National AIDS Housing Coalition
PowerPoint PDF

Learning Institute B Presentations:
Examining Structural HIV Interventions - Methodological Challenges

Welcome and Overview
Ginny Shubert, Shubert Botein Policy Associate
Jackie Anderson, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Genevieve Tremblay, Public Health Agency of Canada

Economic Evaluation of Housing Interventions - Part 1
Josh Bamberger, San Francisco Department of Public Health
PowerPoint PDF

*Economic Evaluation of Housing Interventions - Part 2
Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania
PowerPoint PDF

Economic Evaluation of Housing Interventions - Part 3
Ginny Shubert, Shubert Botein Policy Associates, New York, on behalf of David Holtgrave, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Design Challenges - Part 1
Stephen Hwang, Centre for Research on Inner City Health and University of Toronto

*Design Challenges - Part 2
Amy Knowlton, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
PowerPoint PDF

Measurement Challenges - Part 1
Michael Shapcott, Wellesley Institute
PowerPoint PDF

*Measurement Challenges - Part 2
Angela Aidala, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
PowerPoint PDF

Knowledge Translation & Research Gaps - Part 1
Carol Wilkins, Housing and Health Policy Analyst

Knowledge Translation & Research Gaps - Part 2
David Hulchanski, Cities Centre, University of Toronto

North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit V Plenary Presentations

Opening Remarks
Howard Njoo, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada

Overview & Policy Framework
Ruthann Tucker, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Housing Status and HIV Health Outcomes

*Literature Review: Overview of Recently Published Findings
Ginny Shubert, Shubert Botein Policy Associates
PowerPoint PDF

Housing based Models of Care and Supportive Services for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
Angela Aidala, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Housing Status and Health Care Utilization

*Reducing Health Care Costs for Homeless People with HIV in San Francisco
Josh Bamberger, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Joanna Bauer
PowerPoint PDF

*Effect of Housing and Viral Load Suppression on Emergency Department Use in a Cohort of Persons on HAART in British Columbia: Findings from the LISA Project
Surita Parashar, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
PowerPoint PDF

Medicaid and AIDS Housing Need Each Other
Arturo Bendixen, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
PowerPoint PDF

Positive Spaces, Healthy Places

Those in Greatest Need Three Years Later
The Positive Spaces Healthy Places Investigator team
PowerPoint PDF

HIV, Housing and Language: The Invisible Vulnerability
André Samson, University of Ottawa

Keynote Addresses

Alex Munter, Ottawa Youth Services Bureau

*John N. Lavis, McMaster University
PowerPoint PDF

Addressing Barriers to Housing

*Five City “Housing First” Trial in Canada
Paula Goering, University of Toronto
PowerPoint PDF

*Outcomes of the US Housing Opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS Program (HOPWA)
David Vos, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
PowerPoint PDF

Meeting the Challenge of Re-Entry
Giselle Dias & Peter Collins, Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network PowerPoint PDF
Jacqueline Anderson, Corporation for Supportive Housing, and Angela Aidala, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health PowerPoint PDF
Denise Arzola and Regina Quattrochi, Bailey House PowerPoint PDF

Evidence into Action

Movement Towards National HIV/AIDS Housing Strategies
Charles King, Housing Works PDF
Peggy Nash, New Democratic Party of Canada

Influencing Policy - Part 1
Charlie Hill, National Aboriginal Housing Association
Fred Karnas, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Linda Nosbush, City of Prince Albert
Danilo Pelletiere, US National Low Income Housing Coalition

*Influencing Policy - Part 2
Kristin Goodwin, Housing Works PowerPoint PDF
Kathie Hiers, AIDS Alabama PowerPoint PDF

Influencing Practice
Peggy Bailey, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Jay J. Koornstra, Bruce House
David Parker, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Brigitte Witkowski, Mainstay Housing

Evidence into Action: Innovative Models

Using Evidence to Meet the Housing Needs of Medically Frail
Kelsey Louie and Kevin Rente, Harlem United Community AIDS Center

Mainstreaming HIV/ AIDS into Adequate Housing Programs: A View from sub-Saharan Africa
Priya Gopalen, Rooftops Canada

Service Coordination Pilot Project for Homeless People Living with HIV/AIDS
Keith Hambly, Fife House, and Michael Blair, McEwan Housing and Support Services

Moving Ahead Together: North American Policy & Research Action Strategies
Christine Campbell, Housing Works
Nancy, Bernstine, National AIDS Housing Coalition
Sean B. Rourke, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

*AuthorPOINT presentations

Poster Presentations

Ali, Samira et al, Transitional Housing as an HIV Prevention and Treatment Intervention for At-Risk Women
Blair, Michael et al, Service Coordination Pilot Project for Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS McEwan Housing and Support Services/Loft Community Services

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mercedes Márquez, Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

 
  Mercedes Márquez was nominated by President Obama to serve as Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Confirmed by the Senate and sworn in June 2009, Ms. Márquez is responsible for over $7 billion in assistance to American communities, including community development grants and homeless shelter services. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Secretary, Mercedes Márquez acted as General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Housing Department, Vice-President of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., a national firm specializing in urban community development and management, Senior Counsel to the Secretary and Deputy General Counsel for Civil Rights and Fair Housing for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Principal Advisor to former Secretary Cuomo on civil rights policy including fair housing enforcement and housing discrimination case settlements, and Partner at Litt & Márquez where she specialized in complex public interest litigation.
    

Deb Matthews – Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

    
  Elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003 and re-elected in 2007, Deb Matthews was appointed Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in October 2009. Deb previously served as Minister of Children and Youth Services and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services. Her work on social assistance reform, including her report, Review of Employment Assistance Programs in Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support Program, has received strong support from a wide range of community leaders and she was recognized in the 2007 Ontario Budget speech as being a driving force behind the new Ontario Child Benefit. Deb received the 2007 Political Award of Merit from The Social Work Doctors’ Colloquium, given to an individual who in their political, professional and social life, practices and exemplifies the values of the social work profession including the fight for social justice.
    

PROGRAM

Background

Launched by the US National AIDS Housing Coalition in 2005, the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series is now established as the premiere venue for informing HIV/AIDS housing policy, and is acknowledged as an innovative and influential opportunity for the broader discussion of housing and health.  The 2010 North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be the first Summit meeting held in Canada, and will continue the collaboration of the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Summit Series provides a unique forum for presentation and discussion of research findings on the role of housing in HIV prevention and care.  Summit IV, held June 3 – 5, 2009, in Washington DC, was the first North American Summit convened jointly by the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Summit IV brought together 200 researchers, policy makers, service providers and people living with HIV/AIDS, representing 24 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, West Africa and Haiti.

Summit V Theme

A strong and consistent evidence base identifies housing status as a key structural factor influencing HIV vulnerability, risk and health outcomes, and shows that receipt of housing assistance has an independent, direct impact on receipt of HIV care, health status and mortality among homeless/unstably-housed people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The theme of Summit V is Evidence into Action, with a focus on evidence-based policy and practice that targets housing as a key social determinant of HIV risk and health outcomes.

Summit V participants will review and consider evidence-based activism and practice strategies (data, tools and strategies to translate knowledge into action), for:

Bringing effective housing interventions to scale:

Now that we have solid evidence of the effectiveness and cost-utility of housing as an HIV prevention and care intervention, we are moving on to the question of how to go to scale with proven housing interventions.  What are the costs/savings associated with unmet housing needs? “How much” and what types of housing do PLWHA require?  How should evolving research on HIV prevention and treatment inform eligibility for targeted housing resources?  What are the unique housing needs and barriers faced by special populations and in different parts of the world?  How can we use existing research on the importance of housing to effective HIV prevention and intervention to elevate the issue on a global level?

Sustaining evidence-based practice and policy:

At the practice level, the Summit series provides an opportunity to transfer and exchange knowledge from successful interventions, to promote evidence-based practice and to address practice challenges.  At the policy level, we need to continue to share and synthesize evidence to support and expand public investment in housing as HIV prevention and care.  Summit V presentations will include: final cost effectiveness and cost-utility findings from CHHP and H&H; a cost analysis of the San Francisco findings on housing and HIV mortality; a process evaluation of H&H housing interventions; and a policy toolkit for disseminating results.

Holding providers, communities and governments accountable for outcomes:

Sustaining public investment and bringing it to scale will also require holding providers, communities and governments accountable for outcomes.  Summit V would provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of and work on: benchmarks for monitoring housing need and interventions; report card metrics for use globally; and other advocacy strategies and tools to ensure accountability at the local and national level.  Summit participants will work together to develop concrete messages to be delivered at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna.
 

     
 
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Summit Coordinator summit@ohtn.on.ca or 416 642 6486 ext. 2215