Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day Tripping Thursday

Regional Conference Comes to Hot Springs

Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc. (JCCSI) will be hosting their 5th Regional HIV/AIDS Conference in Arkansas, March 7-8, 2013. The conference will discuss the unique epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the South amongst youth, gay Black men and communities of color. The conference will feature Paul K. Halverson, Director and State Health Officier of the Arkansas Department of Health and Patricia Nalls, Founder and Director of the Women's Collective of Washington, D.C. The two day event will also feature a planned schedule of topics ranging from substance abuse to HIV policy issues.

CorneliusOnPoint, Executive Producer Cornelius Mabin has been secured for a plenary session on "Reaching Gay Men through Social Media." The session will explore the burgeoning use of the Internet of gay men and the various platforms utilized to develop community connections as well as personal relationships.

 JCCSI was awarded a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the Part D program in August 1999. Part D is unique from other HRSA funded programs because our focus is on women, infants, children, and youth (WICY) and their families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. As part of our commitment to fulfill the goals of Part D, we have begun planning for this monumental occasion to take place on March 7-8, 2013. The theme for the conference is entitled, “Uniting In The Fight To End HIV/AIDS.”
This event will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center/Embassy Suites Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information or 870.534.3448
Disaster Preparedness and ResponseA panel discussion
The Clinton School and Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross will present a panel discussion on disaster preparedness and response. Moderated by Roger Elliot, state disaster officer for the Red Cross, the panel will include:

Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Leo Perreault, executive director of network, Verizon Wireless South Central RegionDavid Maxwell, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Panel discussion
Where: Clinton School of Public Service
Sturgis Hall
*Reserve your seats by emailing, or calling 501-683-5239.

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