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Tuesday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B-23 - Technical Assistance to Ryan White Sites Providing Care to Women of Color: Survival Stories of Women of Color Living With HIV/AIDS in Texas

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Two Texas Special Projects of National Significance (Special Health Resources for Texas and UT Health Science Center) have collaborated to provide insight into the differences and similarities of women living in rural and urban settings across the State of Texas, utilizing HIV/AIDS survival stories to identify ‘themes of survival.' This interactive workshop will report on how these survival stories provide information to enhance the effectiveness of ongoing programs that are designed to engage and retain women of color in quality care. The survival stories and their themes are utilized by staff to empower women. The presentation will further explain methods for collecting these survival stories and explain how they empower individuals, thus bringing about behavior change. In addition, benefits of tools used to provide valuable data towards program enhancement and development of best practices will also be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • This workshop will help participants develop knowledge about the use of survival stories as tools to bring about individual patient behavior change.
  • Learn how survival stories can be used as a tool to enhance case management program effectiveness.
  • Learn how differences and similarities in rural and urban survival stories can affect best practices and program development.


Nancy Amodei

Evaluator, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Emmerentie Oliphant,D.Phil.

Director of Social Work, Stephen F. Austin State University
Dr. Emmerentie Oliphant is a Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University. She has an extensive background in research and evaluation on an international level. She has been on the faculties of several universities both in the United States... Read More →

Nancy Young

Special Projects Administrator, Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.
Nancy Young, LCDC, is the Special Projects/SPNS Administrator with Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc. She brings 25 years experience as Substance Abuse Counselor, 21 years with HIV positive populations. She serves as a trainer and mentor for Substance Abuse Counselor Interns... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST

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