Conference Materials: Bending the Arc towards Justice: Together We Can Get to Zero, November 27-29, 2017

December 13, 2017

Thank you to all who attended CDPH’s Office of AIDS conference, Bending the Arc Towards Justice: Together We Can Get to Zero. To access slide sets and other materials from the conference, please click on the title of the presentation.

Conference Materials (please click on each title to view the document)
Full Conference Agenda
Conference and Session Learning Objectives
Speaker and Planning Committee Bios
Conference Directory of Participants
DAY 1: Nov. 27
12:30 – 12:50  Welcome and Overview
Moderator: JaDawn Wright, MA, Program Manager, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC)
Speaker: Karen Mark, MD, PhD, Chief, California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS (CDPH/OA)
Location: Centennial Ballroom
12:50 – 1:50    PLENARY 1:  Integrating HIV Prevention and Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities Nationally and Locally
Speaker: Eugene McCray, MD, Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Location: Centennial Ballroom
1:50 – 2:30      Getting to Zero in California: Integration of HIV Prevention and Surveillance
Speakers: Steve Gibson, MSW, CDSW, Chief, HIV Prevention, CDPH/OA and Deanna Sykes, PhD, Chief, HIV Surveillance Section, CDPH/OA
Location: Centennial Ballroom
2:45 – 4:30      PLENARY 2: Using Innovators’ Compass to Explore Problems and Solutions
Resource: Innovators’ Compass Tool
Images: Small Group Work – Day 1
Speakers: Ela Ben-Ur, MS, i2i Experience, Leo Moore, MD, MSHPM, Division of HIV STD Programs, LA County Department of Public Health
Location: Centennial Ballroom

Photos of Ela Ben-Ur and Leo Moore teaching how to use the Innovators’ Compass at Bending the Arc Towards Justice

4:30 – 5:15      PLENARY 3: PLENARY 3- The Social Justice Framework for Getting to Zero*
Speaker:          Phill Wilson, President & CEO, Black AIDS Institute
Location:         Centennial Ballroom
*Phill Wilson was not able to present. In place of his presentation, we presented:

The Intersection of Black Lives Matter and Public Health (short movie)

Source:            Center for Learning and Innovation, San Francisco Department of Public Health
5:30 – 7:00      Networking Reception: “World Café”
Facilitator: Aunsha Hall-Everett, MA, Black AIDS Institute
Location: Centennial Terrace (3rd Floor)
DAY 2: Nov. 28
8:40 – 9:45      PLENARY 4:  Opportunities and Challenges for HIV and STD Data Sharing: Data to Care Realities
Legal Authority for Data Sharing (CDPH Office of AIDS)
Data Sharing Logistical Requirements – DRAFT (CDPH Office of AIDS)
5 Examples of Data Sharing
Speakers: Julie Arena, JD, Health Program Specialist, CDPH/OA and Will Wheeler, PhD, MPH, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Prevention Research and Evaluation, CDPH/OA
Location: Centennial Ballroom
10:00 – 11:45  Innovators’ Compass Small Group Work
Images: Small Group Work – Day 2
Moderator: Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH, Center for Learning & Innovation, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Location: Centennial Ballroom
11:45 – 1:00    LUNCH –  Capacity Building Assistance Spotlight
Speakers: Kelly Reinhardt, PMP, CBA Provider Network
Location: Centennial Ballroom
1:00 – 2:30      WORKSHOP A
“Strengthening Linkages to Care: An Interactive Workshop on Why & How to Connect our Dots”
2017 East Bay Linkage & Retention Collaborative Network Model
Handout – Strengthening linkage to care: An interactive workshop on why & how to connect our dots
Focus: Prevention
Speaker: Sophy S. Wong, MD, Medical Director, Bay Area North and Central Coast AIDS Education and Training Center (BANCC AETC) and HIV Access
Location: Legacy Room
“The Latest in HIV Tests: What do the Results Mean?”
Focus: Prevention and Surveillance
Speaker: Bernard M. Branson, MD, Consultant
Location: Centennial Ballroom
“What’s New in HIV Surveillance in 18-1802?”
Focus: Surveillance
Speaker: Deanna Sykes, PhD, CDPH/OA
Location: Laureate Room
“HIV Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)”
Focus: Prevention
Speaker: Alessandra Ross, MPH, Injection Drug Specialist, CDPH/OA, Carol Crump, MFT, Harm Reduction Specialist, CDPH/OA, and Matt Curtis, MPH, Harm Reduction Specialist, CDPH/OA
Location: Optimist Room
2:45 – 3:45      Plenary 5: Enhancing Prevention Opportunities through STD and HIV Integration: Data on our evolution, Strategies to close the gaps
Speaker: Heidi Bauer, MD, MS, MPH, Chief, STD Branch, CDPH
Location: Centennial Ballroom
3:50 – 5:15      WORKSHOP B
“ELR and Lab Report Follow Up” (Mandatory for Surveillance Coordinators)
Focus: Surveillance
Speakers: Emily Phillips, MA, Chief, Surveillance Quality Management Unit, CDPH/OA, Deanna Sykes, PhD, CDPH/OA, and Dave Rocha, eHARS, CDPH/OA
Location: Laureate Room
“How to use Social Media for Community Engagement”
Focus: Prevention
Speakers: Lauren Brookshire, MPH, MSW, HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch, Public Health Services, San Diego County. Bruce Weiss, MSW, Director, Department of Community Health, Desert AIDS Project, Natalie Sanchez, MPH, Administrator, Specialty Department, AltaMed, and Ramon Garcia, MBA, Marketing Manager, HIV Services, AltaMed
Location: Optimist Room
“Gender Affirming Prevention: A New Approach to Engage Transwomen in PrEP Care”
Fierce/Ella Campaign Videos (AltaMed) :
The Romantic: (English)
Transphobia: (English)
Inclusivity: (English)
United: (English)
The Queen: (English)
Spanish versions available at:
Focus: Prevention
Speakers: Hilda Sandoval, PhD, LMFT, Manager, Mental Health, AltaMed and Jenna Rapues, MPH, Interim Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF
Location: Legacy Room
“Daily Dose of PrEP: Identifying Your Local Prescription for Implementation”
Focus: Prevention
Speakers: Clark Marshall, MFT, PrEP Program Coordinator, Prevention, CDPH/OA and Kolbi Parrish, MA, Research Scientist, CDPH/OA
Location: Centennial Ballroom
DAY 3: Nov. 29
8:30 – 9:45      PLENARY 6: Statewide PrEP Programs: Expanding Access for Underserved Communities
Moderator: JaDawn Wright, MA, PAETC
Speakers: Shannon Weber, MSW, Founder,, Nina Harawa, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Associate Professor, Charles Drew University, Adrian Barraza, BA, Chief, ADAP Policy and Fiscal Section, CDPH/OA, and Felipe Flores, PrEP Benefits and Navigation Manager, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Location: Centennial Ballroom
10:00 – 11:15   WORKSHOP C
“Data Driven HIV Testing Activities for Health Equity Outcomes”
Focus: Prevention and Surveillance
Speakers: Dennis Fleming, MA, HIV Routine Testing Specialist, CDPH/OA, Matthew Willis, HIV  Targeted Testing Specialist, CDPH/OA, and Sheryl Williams, MA, PhD, Acting Lead, Prevention Research and Evaluation, CDPH/OA
Location: Centennial Ballroom
“Using your Local HIV Continuum of Care to Meet Health Equity Goals”
Focus: Prevention and Surveillance
Speakers: Deanna Sykes, PhD Chief, Surveillance Section, CDPH/OA and Kama Brockmann, PhD, LCSW Specialist, HIV Prevention and Surveillance Integration, CDPH/OA
Location: Laureate Room
“HIV and STD Integration: Using Data to Power the Program”
Focus: Prevention and Surveillance
Moderator: Romni Neiman,  Assistant Branch Chief, CDPH STD Control Branch
Speakers: Christopher Ried, MD, Medical Director, HIV/STD Services, Orange County Health Agency, Obiel Leyva, MPH, Program Manager, Contra Costa Public Health, Heidi Aiem, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, and Terri Lopez, HIV Surveillance Coordinator, San Mateo County
Location: Legacy Room
“U=U: Undetectable=Untransmittable: Current Scientific Information Regarding Sexual Transmission of HIV”
Focus: Prevention
Moderator: Tim Vincent, MS, California  Prevention Training Center (CAPTC)
Speakers: Derrick Butler, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, T.H.E. Clinic, Greg Mehlhaff, Deputy Director, CAPTC, and Linda DeSantis, MEd, Program Manager, CAPTC
Location: Optimist Room
11:20 – 12:15  PLENARY 7: Integrating HIV Prevention and Surveillance: Building an Effective Program and Workforce
Moderator: Romni Neiman, CDPH STD Control Branch
Panelists: Matthew Millspaugh, Chief, HIV Program Section, CDPH/OA, Kristy Michie, MS, Monterey County Public Health Department, Lauren Brookshire, MPH, MSW, HIV, STD, Hepatitis Branch, Public Health Services, San Diego County, and Jessica Osorio, HIV/AIDS and STD Programs, Contra Costa County Public Health Department
Location: Centennial Ballroom
12:15 – 1:40    LUNCH –  Innovators’ Compass Small Group Work
Images: Small Group Work – Day 3
Moderator: Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH, Center for Learning & Innovation, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Location: Centennial Terrace (3rd Floor)
1:45 – 2:30      Report Backs and Discussion: Implementation Plans and Challenges
Location: Centennial Ballroom
2:30 – 3:00      Evaluation, Summary, Next Steps
Speakers: Nancy Warren, MPH, MA Director of Evaluation, PAETC, JaDawn Wright, MA PAETC, Steve Gibson, MSW, CDSW, CDPH/OA, and Deanna Sykes, PhD CDPH/OA
Location: Centennial Ballroom
3:00                 ADJOURN – THANK YOU!

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