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Thursday, November 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
G-03 - Achieving Health, Housing and Employment Outcomes for PLWHA through Cross-System Coordination: 301

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This advanced workshop is geared toward Ryan White healthcare and supportive service grantee, policy makers, and program developers. The intent is to provide participants with the following: (1) Knowledge about cutting edge research focused on the vocational rehabilitation and employment service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA); (2) An interactive discussion led by a reaction panel comprised of HIV clinical and vocational rehabilitation practitioners and community-based, supportive service providers based on practical experience serving PLWHA; (3) An interactive discussion led by Federal and State policy makers focusing on policy development issues and considerations related to research findings on the vocational rehabilitation and employment service needs of PLWHA and the practical experience of Ryan White Grantees.

Learning Objectives:

  • This session will review research findings that indicate improved treatment adherence and health outcomes, and reduced risk behaviors among PLWHA who are engaged in vocational and/or employment services, and describe how findings may impact policy discussions/development.
  • This session will identify two barriers to policy development that would support and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between Ryan White healthcare and supportive service providers and vocational and/or employment service providers.
  • The session will identify two policy development strategies that work toward breaking down barriers to interdisciplinary collaboration between healthcare and supportive service providers and vocational and/or employment service providers.

Moderators
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Nancy Chiarella

Executive Director, Corporation for AIDS Research, Education and Services (CARES), Inc.
Nancy Chiarella is Executive Director of the Corporation for AIDS Research, Education and Services in Albany, NY focusing on HIV/AIDS housing and technical assistance to service providers. Ms. Chiarella oversees a HUD/HOPWA, Special Project of National Significance that integrates... Read More →

Speakers
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John Allen

Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Director - Bureau of Recipient Affairs, Office of Mental Health
John Allen, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, is a noted speaker and author on disability rights issues, entitlements, homelessness, disability employment, systems finance, and recovery. He is committed to assuring that recovery from... Read More →
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Liza Conyers,Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Penn State University
Liza Conyers, PhD, CRC, is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services at Penn State University and Chair of the NWPC Research Working Group. She had conducted research in the area of HIV and employment for the past 10 years and is Principal Investigator on the NWPC... Read More →
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Charles Gonzalez,M.D.

Associate Medical Director for Science and Policy/OMD, NY State Department of Health/AIDS Institute
Dr. Charles Gonzalez, MD, a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and specializes in internal medicine and infectious disease in New York, New York.
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Charles Lobosco

HIV/Employment Project Consultant
Charles Lobosco, M.S. Ed., worked for the New York State (NYS), Department of Health, AIDS Institute for over 22 years. He helped develop an HIV Welfare to Work Initiative and promote the National Working Positive Coalition/Penn State University Survey of Employment/Vocational Training... Read More →
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Mark Misrok

President, National Working Positive Coalition
Mark Misrok, MS, Ed, CRC is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, President of the National Working Positive Coalition, and has lived with HIV for over 25 years. Working in community-based vocational rehabilitation services for PLWHA beginning in 1995, Mark was Director of Client... Read More →
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Johanne Morne

Director, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute, Office of Planning and Policy
Johanne Morne, MS, Director, Office of Planning and Policy at NYSDOH AIDS Institute, Albany, New York has more than 12 years experience working on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS in community-based services, clinical care quality management, State HIV program administration... Read More →


Thursday November 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
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