USCA 2013: Symposium on HIV/AIDS & Employment

Symposium on HIV/AIDS and Employment
Maximizing Existing Systems of Resources as a
Social Determinants of Health Intervention

Presented by the National Working Positive Coalition, the CHANGE Coalition & the National Minority AIDS Council

Monday, September 9, 2013, 8:30am – 4:00pm
U.S. Conference on AIDS, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

NOTE: USCA conference registration is encouraged, but not required to participate in the Symposium. There is no cost to attend the Symposium.

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Reserve a space to participate in the Symposium on HIV/AIDS and Employment, to:

  • Join others working to reduce the impact of unemployment and poverty on people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and communities
  • Learn about existing resources that can be maximized to benefit people living with HIV/AIDS considering work
  • Contribute to network-building and strategy development for the creation of HIV/AIDS Employment Task Forces at the local, state and national level

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HIV and Employment Highlighted at National Rehabilitation Association Conference

Dr. Liza Conyers and Mark Misrok of NWPC, together with Dylan Orr from the Dept. of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, presented on HIV/AIDS and employment at the 2013 Annual National Rehabilitation Association Training Conference on August 20. Presentations from the workshop, titled, "Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Integrated in HIV/AIDS Health Care and Prevention: Targeted Community-Based, Federal and Research Initiatives," can be viewed here:

Alliance Agreement with Dept. of Labor and NWPC

Alliance Agreement Signing

An Alliance Agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the National Working Positive Coalition for People Living with HIV/AIDS, signed on Monday, June 17, 2013, was highlighted in the weekly DOL News Brief.

“An alliance between the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the National Working Positive Coalition will focus on helping people living with HIV/AIDS. The alliance will emphasize reducing stigma and discrimination, cultivating training and employment opportunities, and improving financial well-being. On June 17, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez and NWPC President Mark Misrok signed a formal alliance agreement, continuing a collaboration that began two years ago. The organizations joined forces in 2011, during planning for the first-ever HIV/AIDS Employment Roundtable, which ODEP convened. ‘NWPC is a wonderful partner. I am so pleased that we are formalizing our relationship to expand the great work we have already begun,’ said Martinez.”

Click here to view ODEP’s HIV/AIDS website.

Click here to view ODEP’s Campaign for Disability Employment.

About NWPC...

The National Working Positive Coalition is a coalition of individuals living with HIV, service providers, researchers, and advocates who are committed to improving the financial and personal wellbeing of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. To achieve this goal we (a) promote research to better understand the financial needs and complex challenges facing individuals with HIV; (b) promote the development and evaluation of effective practices in employment services and (c) advocate for work options and access to financial resources that are most consistent with the personal and health needs of individuals living with HIV. READ MORE