Thoughts on World AIDS Day 2015, and a Thank You

Who is most impacted by HIV in the United States, and what are the promising policies and interventions that can help reduce new infections and improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV? Stewart Landers, Director of JSI/Boston, offers insight and a thank you to those who have fought to end the epidemic.

Yes, “Place Matters,” But How Do We Move Forward?

The theme of the 2014 American Public Health Association meeting was “Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being.” Fresh from the conference, JSI’s Stewart Landers discusses how health equity across neighborhoods and geographic subdivisions can be achieved.

An Inconvenient Truth Resurfaces

By Stewart Landers

As we recover from Nemo, yet another major storm, I’m reminded of my friend Paul Epstein, who was a pioneer in the science of climate change and health and who passed away in 2011. On Wednesday, February 6, I attended the first Paul R. Epstein Memorial Lecture at Harvard University’s Memorial Church with guest speaker and former Vice-President Al Gore.

A good day for Washington D.C.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 was a good day for Washington DC. After a cool and rainy Saturday the sun struggled to come out and temperatures warmed but weren’t their usual oppressive summer swelter. At the DC Convention Center US Representative Barbara Lee addressed the first International AIDS Conference to be held in the United States in 22 years

HIV Prevention: A New Beginning?

Stewart Landers writes from the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, “It feels a bit ironic to be blogging for the first time from the National HIV Prevention Conference on the same day that the Boston Globe publicized the drastic budget cuts that the Massachusetts HIV/AIDS Office has made to its very successful HIV prevention programs. At the same time, the notion of “a new beginning” for HIV prevention, despite the new austerity, has been very much at the heart of the opening day of this meeting.”