On World AIDS Day, JSI Senior Consultant Juli Powers discusses the post-ACA health care environment, and how community-based organizations that deliver HIV services can adapt and cooperate to ensure long-term sustainability.
Since 2004, we have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to improve HIV prevention services for high-risk and racial/ethnic minority populations.
Writing from the 2011 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), Juli Powers, JSI, says, “This was the first conference where I sat in the audience and listened as multiple individuals not only shared a vision for the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but made me believe that it is possible within our lifetime.” Life is about those defining moments – and perhaps most importantly, what we do with them. I was reminded not only how far we have come, but that there is hope that the end of the epidemic is within our reach.
Arguing, bantering, and…throwing paper balls at each other?! Read more from Juli Powers about one HIV care strategy session at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, and why things are different this year.