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The National AIDS Housing Coalition convened the
second National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit on October 20th
and 21st, 2006, in Baltimore, Maryland, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Summit II
leading researchers, policy experts, service providers and
consumers, to continue the dialogue begun at the first Research
Summit regarding the relationship between housing status and HIV
prevention and care.
Representative Elijah Cummings
of Baltimore, MD delivered the keynote address the first morning of
A Summit participant listens to a panel
discussion on housing's contribution to engagement and retention in
Summit II built on the momentum and results
of the first Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit –
providing a unique forum for continuing to gather and
communicate and offering a first-of-its-kind opportunity for
participants to transform research findings into concrete strategies
Click here to read the entire Research Summit II Concept Paper.
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Summit II was conducted in partnership with the
Department of Health, Behavior and Society
of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at
Johns Hopkins University. Dr. David
Holtgrave, Chair of the Department, was a
convening researcher and the host of Summit
I, held in June 2005 at Emory University.
The National Housing and
HIV/AIDS Research Summit series provides an
unprecedented venue for the presentation of
research of significance to HIV/AIDS housing
policy, coupled with dialogue about the
public policy implications of research
findings. Summit II brought together
approximately 150 participants – equal
numbers of researchers, policy
experts/advocates, and consumers and
providers of housing services. Plenary
sessions on a range of topics over two days
provided an opportunity for the exchange
of knowledge, experience and perspective
regarding the social determinants of HIV
prevention and care, among participants from
different disciplines, different parts of
the country, and different socioeconomic
perspectives. Participants examined
empirical data on the relation of housing,
HIV, and community health; discussed the
policy implications of research findings;
and worked collaboratively on the development
of collective strategies for ensuring a
sound, data-driven public health response to
the housing needs of persons living with HIV
and at heightened risk of infection.
Member Gina Quattrochi of
New York City presents on using research
to change the AIDS care paradigm.
Schedule and Agenda
The Housing and
HIV/AIDS Research Summit was an intensive, interactive event
beginning on Friday, October 20th,
at 10 am, to allow for travel that morning, and ending at 4 pm on
to allow return travel that evening. The meeting consisted
entirely of plenary sessions.
plenary session included:
of relevant research findings;
comments from a panel of discussants that will include other
researchers, policy experts, providers and consumers who have
reviewed the research in advance; and
with a structured discussion of policy implications and advocacy
Goals and Outcomes:
Provide a regular forum for the exchange of
research findings and public policy strategies on topics related
to housing and HIV prevention and care.
Develop collective strategies for best using
research findings to advance the cause of homeless people living
with AIDS and HIV or at risk of HIV infection.
Produce an annual synthesis paper summarizing
research findings (for use in advocacy).
Produce an updated 2006 Summit Briefing Book, a
collection of summit presentations and relevant articles, policy
documents, and bibliographies.
here to view the Summit Agenda (also available in
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein,
Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, speaks to
participants on Friday evening.
One-hundred and sixty
participants came from as far away as Honolulu and Ontario
to participate in the two-day event.
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Materials from the
II Policy Paper! This ten-page paper
summarizes new findings presented at Summit II, framed in terms of
three research and practice action strategies:
Action strategy one: Shift the HIV risk paradigm
away from a focus on individual behaviors only, to a focus on
risky contexts such as homelessness and unstable housing.
Action strategy two: Promote evidence-based
structural interventions that incorporate housing as a key
component of HIV prevention and health care, including “housing
first” harm reduction housing approaches for active drug users;
: Employ practice-based
research methodologies to continue to deepen our understanding
of the link between housing and health, including cost-saving
and cost-effectiveness analyses of housing interventions.
Action strategy three
one-pager on preliminary results from Summit II.
Check back soon for more resulting products from Research Summit II.
In the meantime, please be sure to check out some of the
products from Summit I.
The National Housing HIV/AIDS Research Summit series
is convened by the
National AIDS Housing Coalition, Inc. (NAHC), a 501(c)(3)
organization formed in 1994 to assert the fundamental right of all
persons living with HIV/AIDS to decent, safe, affordable housing and
supportive services that are responsive and appropriate to their
NAHC conducted the second Housing and HIV/AIDS
Research Summit in collaboration with Dr. David Holtgrave and
the Department of Health, Behavior and Society of the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which was established in
the summer of 2005 with a mission dedicated to research and training
that advances scientific understanding of the impact on health of
behavior and the societal context.
Leading researchers and policy experts in the fields
of housing and health worked with NAHC and Johns Hopkins to
convene the Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit; co-conveners
Dr. Angela Aidala of the
Center for Applied Public Health at Columbia University and the
Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Dr. Dennis Culhane of the
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and member
organizations of the Visioning Committee of the NAHC Board of
The National AIDS Housing Coalition has engaged
Hilary Botein and Ginny Shubert from
Botein Policy Associates (SBPA) to help plan, coordinate, and
document the second Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit.
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acknowledges the financial support of the following organizations and
National Institutes of
Health, Office of AIDS Research
$5,000 – $19,999
Corporation for Supportive
AIDS Action Foundation
National Alliance to End
AIDS Foundation of
Bailey House, Inc.
AIDS Services of Dallas
$1 – $999
AIDS Housing of
Del Norte Neighborhood
National Association of People With AIDS
National Minority AIDS Council
Columbus AIDS Task Force
Ms. Lynne M. Cooper
Ms. Cassandra Ackerman
you to the following researchers who have donated so much of their
time and intellectual passion to the Research Summit series:
David Holtgrave, PhD, Chair, Department
of Health, Behavior and Society
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public
Angela Aidala, PhD,
Research Scientist, Department of
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Dennis Culhane, PhD, Professor, School
of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania