June 11 & 12, 2005
for information on Research Summit II, which took place in Baltimore,
MD October 20-21, 2006 in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.
Summary of the Research Summit -
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Dr. David Holtgrave, of the
of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
University, facilitates a panel on housing as an HIV prevention
Ginny Shubert, of Shubert Botein Policy
Associates, leads the group of
researchers and policy experts in discussion on Saturday afternoon.
On June 11th
and 12th, 2005 NAHC hosted the innovative National Housing and
HIV/AIDS Research Summit:
An Examination of the Role
of Housing in the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care and of Housing Status as a
Determinant of Individual and Community Health.
The Summit took place at the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory
University’s Alumni Conference immediately preceding the 2005 National HIV
Prevention Conference, convened by the Centers for Disease Control and
The summit was an
unprecedented forum for a core group of researchers and policy experts to
present and discuss existing research, to share information and strategies
regarding ongoing and planned research projects, to discuss the policy and
program implications of rigorous research, and to examine and discuss
disparities in access to care and health outcomes.
Summit's convening researchers included:
Angela Aidala, Ph. D., of the Center for Applied Public Health at
and the Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Dennis Culhane, Ph. D., of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health
Economics and the Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Social Work
David Holtgrave, Ph. D., of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
Dr. Suzanne Wenzel
Other participating researchers:
Martha Burt, Ph.D., of the Urban Institute’s Center on Labor, Human
Services and Population
Carlos del Rio, M.D., of the Emory University School of Medicine
Ernest Drucker, Ph.D., of Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein
Elise Riley, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the San Francisco General Hospital
Suzanne Wenzel, Ph.D, of the Rand Corporation
in attendance were a number
of leading experts on
housing policy and health care access, including NAHC Board members.
Working Session of Researchers and Policy Experts
Saturday morning, the gathered researchers presented on their work involving
HIV/AIDS and housing in a series of panels including:
Epidemiological overview of housing status and HIV/AIDS
Housing as an HIV prevention intervention
Housing and HIV treatment access, adherence, and outcomes
Dr. Martha Burt, of the Urban
Institute, participates in the Saturday morning discussion.
NAHC Board President, Christine Campbell, presents on public policy
challenges and opportunities.
Following the research presentations, policy experts spoke about the current
and anticipated public policy challenges and opportunities surrounding
HIV/AIDS and housing. The group discussed the policy implications of the
research, gaps in research including recommendations for future research,
and ways to effectively use results as a mechanism for public policy change.
The group identified the
A Re-Visioned HIV/AIDS Housing Policy & Advocacy Agenda:
Make subsidized, affordable housing - including supportive housing for
those who need it - available to all low-income people living with
- Make housing homeless persons a top prevention priority, since housing
is a proven HIV prevention strategy.
- Establish a national commitment to decent, safe, affordable and adequate
housing as a right of every American.
Participants work on finalizing the
Summit Results presentation
Sunday afternoon portion of the Summit consisted of a Community Discussion
involving 45 participating researchers, policy experts, AIDS housing
providers, and consumers. James Curran, Dean of the Emory’s Rollins School
of Public Health, and Terri Lee, Director of the Atlanta Department of
Planning and Community Development, introduced the Community Discussion
portion of the Summit.
Discussion began with a brief presentation of the Summit’s genesis and goals
and an overview of the results by the convening researchers. Two panels
followed, including discussion and questions involving a housing advocate,
housing providers, AIDS housing consumers, and representatives from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
Community Discussion attendees listen to
a question for a panel member.
Panel participants came from around the
country to present and take part in the Q & A session.
Download Summit Materials & Products
Materials from the
NAHC's fully cited, 16-page
Housing and HIV/AIDS
Policy Paper, the culmination of discussion, research analysis,
and public policy examination stemming from the June Research Summit.
Research Summit Briefing Book, an
extensive collection of journal articles, researcher presentations,
policy fact sheets, abstracts, and other information related to research
on housing and HIV/AIDS! The book is available at cost or with a
discount to NAHC members. Click on the above link to view the
release and order form. View
table of contents!
- View the
Point of Summit Results, compiled by Summit participants summarizing
the presented research and ongoing challenges.
- View the
Research Fact Sheet: two-page fact sheet summarizing some of the
striking research presented at the summit. Can be used as an
advocacy tool to demonstrate how housing status affects individual/community
health and prevention.
article on the the recently released Housing and HIV/AIDS Policy
Paper in the November 7, 2005 edition (vol. 33 CD 23, pg. 722) of the
Housing and Development Reporter.
article on the Summit in Housing Washington, a quarterly
publication of the Low Income Housing Institute.
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Summit Picture Gallery
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National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit.
acknowledges the financial support of the following organizations and
$10,000 - $24,999
Housing Works, Inc.
$5,000 – $9,999
Corporation for Supportive
National Alliance to End
AIDS Foundation of
Bailey House, Inc.
Del Norte Neighborhood
AIDS Services of Dallas
$1 – $999
Ms. Gina Quattrochi, Esq., In honor of Keith Cylar
Ms. Lynne M. Cooper
Ms. Cassandra Ackerman
Logistical Support Provided by
University Center for AIDS Research
The Emory University African American Alumni Association