White House Office of National AIDS Policy Hosts Public Forums in NYC Aug. 7 and 8, Sponsored by Amida Care and ACRIA

ACRIA and Amida Care are excited to cohost “A Dialogue for Life” forums this August, led by Douglas Brooks, the newly appointed Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the efforts being made locally by AIDS organizations, consumers and advocates to advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), increase access to care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through Medicaid expansion and the State health insurance exchange, as well as explore Ryan White and HOPWA funding needs.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

ACRIA & AMIDA CARE TO COHOST WHITE HOUSE ONAP LISTENING SESSIONS WITH DOUGLAS BROOKS

  • Save the Dates: August 7th & August 8th*

ACRIA and Amida Care are excited to cohost “A Dialogue for Life” forums this August, led by Douglas Brooks, the newly appointed Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the efforts being made locally by AIDS organizations, consumers and advocates to advance the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), increase access to care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through Medicaid expansion and the State health insurance exchange, as well as explore Ryan White and HOPWA funding needs.

The first Listening Session will occur in Upper Manhattan on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to discuss how these matters impact NYC, particularly the neighborhoods of Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx. The second forum will be held in central Brooklyn on August 8, 2014, and will facilitate discussion that is focused on the communities of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

Upper Manhattan                                    Central Brooklyn
Date:     Thursday August 7, 2014             Date:     Friday August 8, 2014
Time:     1:30pm – 4:30pm                         Time:     1:30pm – 4:30pm
Place:     The Schomburg Center                 Place:     Brooklyn Law School
                515 Malcom X Blvd,                            205 State Street, 22nd Floor
                New York, NY                                      Brooklyn, NY

Please RSVP: rsvp(at)amidacareny(dot)org or 844-304-8765.

These forums are open to the public with the goal of engaging as many consumers, providers, adovcates and other community stakeholders as possible about the HIV/AIDS innovations, successes and challenges being experienced in New York.

Community cosponsors include (list in formation): ACACIA Network, ACT UP New York, ASCNYC , Apicha, Baily House, BOOM!Health, Bridging Access to Care, Callen Lorde Community Health Center, Community Health Action of Staten Island, Empire State Pride Agenda, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Harlem United, HELP/PSI, Hispanic AIDS Forum, Housing Works, Iris House, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Legal Action Center, Legal Services NYC, LGBT Community Center, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), Project Hospitality, St. Mary’s Center, SUNY Downstate, Village Care, and William F. Ryan Community Health Network.

Agency Contact:
Jason Lippman                        
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations        
Phone: 646-757-7143                            
Email: jlippman(at)amidacareny(dot)org

ACRIA contact: Cathy Renna, cathy(at)targetcue(dot)com, 917-757-6123

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