NAESM Partners with the Georgia AETC to offer a clinical track at the 2018 MSM Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice

Nov 29, 2017 | Georgia AETC, News & Updates

Atlanta, GA – The staff of NAESM is excited to announce their collaboration with the Georgia AETC by offering a clinical track at the National African American MSM Leadership Conference in 2018. NAESM, a financially solvent service organization with a supportive leadership structure that builds a community of Black gay men to eliminate HIV, will host its 15th annual MSM Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice.
 
Recognizing the national climate around the issues of race, gender, and sexuality, this collaboration will allow Georgia AETC and NAESM to provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of minority and minority serving clinicians. The goal for this collaboration is threefold: 1) Improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities; 2) Increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and 3) addressing primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research, and service, with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.
 
The NAESM conference convenes a diverse group of individuals across class and education backgrounds. In addition, the conference continues to attract a variation of individuals in various fields including politics, finance, policy, higher education, and health. “I am thrilled to partner with the Georgia AETC to offer a clinical track for clinicians who work with Black Gay Men. This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission and helps to really further the impact of this conference as it relates to the overall health of Black Gay Men,” said Darwin Thompson, Executive Director. Participants who register for the clinical track will receive a reduced registration rate of $375.00.
 
The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) under the guidance of the SE AETC at Vanderbilt collaborates with Morehouse School of Medicine as its Georgia Local Partner, the Georgia AIDS Education and Training Center (GAETC), and the MAI Regional Partner. Morehouse School of Medicine is one of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) medical schools in the nation with a mission of “improving the health and well-being of individuals and communities; increasing the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce; and addressing primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research, and service, with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.” This mission aligns seamlessly with the MAI goal to provide training and technical assistance to build the capacity of minority and minority serving clinicians, through specialized projects to improve health outcomes of disproportionally affected people living with HIV. The Georgia AETC is pleased to be collaborating with NAESM, INC.  by offering a clinical track at the 2018 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on Health Disparities and Social Justice.
 
The AIDS Institute, a national nonprofit organization that promotes action for social change through public policy, research, advocacy, and education, is providing additional logistical and planning support for the track. It began as a grass roots community mobilization effort in 1985. Over the years, The AIDS Institute has expanded its vision to become a respected national leader dedicated to supporting and protecting health care access for people living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and patients living with chronic diseases.  “We are appreciative of the opportunity to participate and provide support for this cutting-edge conference fulfilling a critical need within the community,” said Michael Ruppal, Executive Director.
 
NAESM, Inc. – Created in an effort to counteract the ever increasing spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. The mission of the organization is to provide national and local leadership to address the myriad of health and wellness issues confronted by black gay men through advocacy, services, and education.
 
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