THE 9th ANNUAL ARKANSAS HIV/TOBACCO PREVENTION AND AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM

 IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD AIDS DAY

 

 Moving to the Next Level: Integrated Strategies to Release the Grip of HIV/AIDS

and

Tobacco Use Within Our Communities


O V E R V I E W

 

Future Builders Inc. presents the Ninth Annual Arkansas HIV/Tobacco Prevention and Awareness Symposium, December 4, 2013 at the Better Community Development Empowerment Center, 3604 West 12th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for health professionals, tobacco prevention professionals and community members (both youth and adults) to confront the challenges of HIV prevention/intervention and tobacco prevention in the state of Arkansas.

 

The symposium theme is Moving to the Next Level: Integrated Strategies to Release the Grip of HIV/AIDS and Tobacco Use Within Our Communities. This year the symposium presents 20 minute mini sessions featuring individuals involved in community clinics, universities, AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and social agencies.

 

The symposium is designed for persons having responsibility for tobacco prevention interventions, HIV prevention and sexuality education and learning about HIV prevention strategies. These include health educators, social workers, counselors, teachers, school nurses, college student personnel, college students, college peer educators, AIDS Service Organization personnel and the community.

 

Special Focus Areas include: Syphilis & other STD’s-Seniors-Youth-Community & Faith Based Initiatives-LGBT-Mental Health-Substance Abuse-Latino-Asian Community-Pregnant Women-Battered Women-Victims of Domestic Violence and Poverty.

 

Key note presenters will share information about the benefits of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) High Impact Prevention (HIP) Initiative and provide an overview of the impact of tobacco on sexual Health to include an explanation of the connection between smoking and Erectile Dysfunction, an examination of the impact of tobacco on male vs. female sexual health and myths about Erectile Dysfunction as well as an exploration of tobacco gender differences.

 

The symposium will (1) increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS in social work, healthcare, educational and community settings; (2) promote HIV prevention; (3) enhance the exchange of HIV issues and information between educational personnel, healthcare workers, social workers, community leaders and community-based organizations to effectively serve the HIV prevention needs of their respective constituencies; (4) support the development and application of evidence-based interventions for HIV/tobacco prevention and; (5) increase participation in HIV prevention interventions, tobacco prevention interventions and HIV testing and counseling in all segments of the community in Arkansas.


Louis will explain benefits of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) High Impact Prevention (HIP) Initiative and identify challenges of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) High Impact Prevention (HIP) Initiative in HIV prevention

 

Dr. Evans-Lee, the program director of the Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office - UAPB, talks about the latest statistics and tends in tobacco prevention and cessation.

 

This presentation will bring life to our understanding of tobacco use and prevention among mental health individuals and substance abusers.


Diedra Levi gives an overview of why LACorp was formed with a focus on LGBT communities.

She reveiws the historical factors of HIV from a trauma informed care perspectivewhich will show the community wide impact of the epidemic.

 

This presentation will describe the epidemiology of syphilis in Arkansas, discuss the pathogenesis of syphilis, list the CDC-recommended treatment regimens of syphilis and describe public health measures for the prevention of syphilis.

 

This presentation will acquaint participants with the roles that faith-based organizations can play in HIV prevention; define the advantages of faith-based communities in HIV prevention and; acknowledge the importance of not using tobacco.

 

 

This presention explores the dangers of smoking among youth and the marketing used

by tobacco companies that targets the youth population.

 

Dr. Turcios will provide a brief description of the HIV virus, signs, symptoms, forms of transmission and prevention; a discussion on the classification of the different types of diseases that can manifest in the oral cavity and perioral tissues which can be the first signs or symptoms of which a patient may become aware. Dr. Turcios will also discuss how the oral healthcare professional can help to improve the quality of life of HIV patients.

 

Gisele Hudson with the Arkansas Department of Health and Ruthie Johnson with MISRGO – UAPB will bring to life the diseases of opportunity that lurks in the shadows of smokers with HIV and present facts on how the tobacco industry targets the LGBT community.

 

Round Table Discussion

Bob Coffey, Volunteer Advocate

Katherine Donald, Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas

Dr. Marian Evans-Lee, Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office (MISRGO)

Dr. Valandra L. German, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Louis Henry - Curtis Jackson- UT Southwestern

Dr. Gary Wheeler, Arkansas Department of Health

 

 

 

This presentation discusses the Arkansas Health Connector Program. A detailed explanation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Arkansas is presented, including deadlines, income requirements and various state & federal regulations.

 

 


 

 


                              The Eighth Annual Arkansas HIV/Tobacco Prevention and Awareness Symposium

IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD AIDS DAY


I Am My Brother's Keeper

One Voice Leading the Way to Prevent HIV/AIDS

and

Tobacco Use

 

O V E R V I E W

 

Future Builders Inc. presents the Eighth Annual Arkansas HIV/Tobacco Prevention and Awareness Symposium, November 27, 2012, on the Main Campus of Pulaski Technical College, 3000 Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. The goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for health professionals, tobacco prevention professionals and community members (both youth and adults) to confront the challenges of HIV prevention/intervention and tobacco prevention in the state of Arkansas.

 

The symposium theme is I Am My Brother's Keeper: One Voice Leading the Way to Prevent HIV/AIDS and Tobacco Use. This year, the symposium is presented with three speakers and three tracks featuring individuals involved in community clinics, universities, HIV/AIDS Service Organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and social agencies.

 

 

Dr. Gary Wheeler, Department of Pediatrics, UAMS

Introduced by Toney Bailey, Arkansas Department of Health

Dr. Wheeler’s presentation objectives includes a discussion on the mortality stats of HIV patients and tobacco; the common behavioral patterns that pre-dispose to both in some patients and; cessation experiences in HIV patients.

 

The Impact of HIV on LGBT People of Color in Arkansas

Kevin Holmes will tell why LACorp was formed with a focus on LGBT communities.

The Trauma of the Plague will be discussed by Diedra Levi who will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the historical factors of HIV from a trauma informed care perspective, which shows the community wide impact of the epidemic. A MSM Surveillance Exercise will be presented by Cornelius Mabin who will lead an interactive representation with the audience on the high impact that HIV has on Black MSMs in Arkansas.

Dr. Jose Turcios, Healthy Smiles

Introduced by Sue Espinoza, Arkansas Human Development Corporation

Dr. Turcios will provide a brief description of the HIV virus, signs, symptoms, forms of transmission and prevention; a discussion on the classification of the different types of diseases that can manifest in the oral cavity and perioral tissues which can be the first signs or symptoms of which a patient may become aware. Dr. Turcios will also discuss how the oral healthcare professional can help to improve the quality of life of HIV patients.

 

Dr. D.A. (Alec) Lindley, Infectious Diseases Resource Group

Introduced by Cheryl Martin, Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas

Dr. Lindley’s presentation objectives include a discussion of the new HIV treatment guidelines as well as an overview of the most common HIV antiviral treatments. This will include a discussion of when to start therapy, general information about mechanisms of action, and drug side effects.

 

A Quick Glance at HIV & Tobacco

Gisele Hudson with the Arkansas Department of Health and Dr. Marian Evans-Lee, Program Coordinator with MISRGO – UAPB, will bring to life the diseases of opportunity that lurks in the shadows of smokers with HIV and present facts on how the tobacco industry targets the LGBT community.

 

Bridging the Gap between Faith and HIV Prevention and Tobacco Use In the African American Community

Sybil Ward will facilitate this track, while presenters James Crumpton, Dr. Odessa Darrough, Leroy James, Hezekiah Stewart and Tiffany Templeton acquaint participants with the roles that faith-based organizations can play in HIV prevention; define the advantages of faith-based communities in HIV prevention and; acknowledge the importance of not using tobacco.

 


 

The Seventh Annual Arkansas HIV / AIDS Prevention and Awareness Symposium

 

 

HIV: Complications, Cost & Care

December 1, 2011 - WORLD AIDS DAY

 

Pulaski Technical College Main Campus

3000 West Scenic Drive NLR

 

OVERVIEW

 

Future Builders Inc presents the Seventh Annual Arkansas HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Symposium, December 1, 2011, on the Main Campus of Pulaski Technical College, 3000 Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. The goal of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for health professionals, tobacco prevention professionals and community members (both youth and adults) to confront the challenges of HIV prevention/intervention and tobacco prevention in the state of Arkansas.

 

The symposium theme is - HIV: Complications, Cost and Care, with a special focus on the complications and cost of HIV as it relates to diseases of opportunity caused by tobacco use. A key-note address will be delivered both morning and afternoon, along with panel discussions in round-table format, featuring individuals involved in community clinics, universities, AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and social agencies.

 

 

AGENDA

Nathaniel H. Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Deputy Director for Public Health Programs

and State Epidemiologist

Arkansas Department of Health

 

Gisele Hudson,

Arkansas Dept. of Health

 

Facilitator

Mrs. Ruthie Johnson,

Program Specialist/Program Monitor

Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office

 

Panelists

Katherine Donald,

Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas

Deborah Patton,

Rebecca's Nurse House

Damita Marks,

Community Member

Stella Lowe,

Glad Star Ministries

Odessa Darrough,

Representative of the faith-based community

Sybil Ward,

SAMHSA Project Director
Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc.

 

 

Facilitator

Dr. Marian Evans, Program Coordinator,

Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office (MISRGO)

 

Panelists

Karen Swinton,

Planned Parenthood

Genine Perez,

Youth Extinguishing Smoking-(Y.E.S.)

Kevin Holmes,

Arkansas Black Pride

Tiffany Templeton,

Representative of the faith-based community