On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the National AIDS Housing Coalition co-hosted a one-day conference on “The Housing Determinant: Integrating Housing into the Continuum of HIV Services” at UCLA Covel Commons in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored and supported by the Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine (CBAM) in the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles City AIDS Coordinator’s Office, Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, Friends Research Institute, CHIPTS’ Policy Core, UCLA Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA AIDS Institute, and UCLA Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
The purpose of this one-day conference was to share the latest research on the impact of housing status on HIV outcomes, to discuss real-world models for integrating housing into HIV prevention and care, to foster collaborations among various stakeholders, and to develop action strategies to inform local policy, community planning, and research directions. The event included speakers such as Mayor John D’Amico of West Hollywood, City of Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz, Mr. Douglas Brooks (Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy), Mr. Greg Millett (Vice President and Director of Public Policy at AmFAR), Ms. Jennifer Ho (Senior Advisor of Housing and Health to HUD Secretary), Dr. Raphael Bostic (Professor and Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy), Dr. Elise Riley (Associate Professor at UCSF), Dr. Joshua Bamberger (Medical Consultant with SF Department of Public Health), Dr. Christopher Gordon of NIMH, and many others. For a complete copy of the event program, please [Download not found]