HIV Forum in Champaign

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Date(s) - 03/09/2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Champaign Urbana Public Health District

HIV Forum in Champaign – Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm – complimentary breakfast starts at 9:30 am, training begins promptly at 10:00 am
Location: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Address: 201 W. Kenyon, Champaign, IL 61820
Room: Main Conference Room, park on the north side of the building

Please share widely. Topics will include a blend of PrEP, advocacy around state budget, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Limited space. PLEASE RSVP to Candi Crause RSVP:

Are we facing extraordinary, unprecedented obstacles in our HIV work? Yes.

Are challenges at both federal and state levels seemingly insurmountable? Yes.

Are we getting an “A” in PrEP implementation? Not yet.

Can we do anything about these circumstances? Yes We Can

Please join the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, for a morning of conversation to help us chart the path forward in these deeply troubling times. We’ll tackle a number of questions, including:

· “What does the federal and state health care landscape look like, and what can we do to defend, protect, and improve the situation?”

· “What’s the latest news on the state budget impasse, and how can we engage with our communities and leaders about it in meaningful ways?”

· “What can we do to advocate for the health and wellness of our communities?”

· “How can we improve our efforts on PrEP implementation in vulnerable communities including gay men of color, transgender individuals and cisgender women?”

Share your expertise and your passion. Bring your questions. Help strategize our collective approaches, from grass roots advocacy to story-telling, phone calling, and Lobby Days.

Amplify – we’re in this together.


Maxximilian Boykin, Community Advocacy and Social Justice Manager, AFC
Candi Crause, Director Adult Services, CUPHD
Jim Pickett, Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health, AFC
Sara Semelka, New Prevention Technology Education Manager, AFC