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Breaking Barriers Summit 2019


  • Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street Montgomery, AL, 36104 United States (map)

Are you a medical or behavioral health provider, social worker, or health advocate in Alabama or the U.S. South? Join hundreds of your colleagues as we examine Health Equity and Social Justice in the Deep South at the 3rd annual Breaking Barriers Summit. Get the latest insights about establishing and maintaining healthy communities.

Tori Wolfe-Sisson of BLK Pearl will present: Where are the WSW? Healthcare Needs and Desires of Women Who Have Sex with Women

Sessions will include:*
Health Disparities in the Deep South: Factors & Fixes
HIV/AIDS in the South: Addressing Social Issues Affecting Care
LGBT Youth: Lessons in Cultural Humility
Update on Antiretroviral Therapy
Health Literacy: Improving Treatment Adherence through Better Provider-Client Communication
The Essentials of Advocacy: Becoming an Effective Voice for Support and Change
Making a Difference: PrEP, PEP, & U=U
Mental Health First Aid for Clients & Care Providers
Faith & Wellness: Integrating Health & HIV Education into Communities of Faith
Social Determinants of Women’s Health
Social Justice & Medical Care
Health Equity in Rural Communities: Overcoming Barriers to Care
Integrating Behavioral Health & Medical Care

(*Subject to change.) Additional sessions will be added. Social workers, counselors, and nurses can earn 12.5 contact hours.

Key Note: Michael Saag, MD, researcher and author of "Positive: One Doctor’s Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System".

Advance registration required. Early Bird rates HAVE BEEN EXTENDED through 12/28/18. Full conference, single day, and no credit rates available. Discounted hotel rates also available.

Lead Event Sponsors: Medical Advocacy & Outreach, Alabama AIDS Education Training Center (Alabama AETC), and more.

Event Contacts:
Registration – Lydia Pickett, Strategic Projects Manager - (334) 356-1256, LPickett@Maoi.org
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities – Doug McCloud, Fundraising Specialist – (334) 481-1602, DMccloud@maoi.org
Public Relations and Media – Thomas Stephens, Media Relations Specialist – (334) 836-0389, TStephens@maoi.org


Earlier Event: January 16
January QTPOC Talk @ MCAC
Later Event: January 26
QT BLK & Ousside in BHM