“Stable housing has a direct, independent, and powerful impact on HIV incidence, health outcomes, and health disparities.”
HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, who administers the HOPWA program, recently released a white paper titled, HIV Care Continuum: The Connection between Housing and Improved Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum. This new resource addresses housing’s impact along each step of the HIV Care Continuum and suggests way to initiate or expand efforts to integrate HIV care and housing assistance. A key focus of the paper is community-level collaboration and partnership to better integrate services that will best meet the needs of persons living with HIV, and that all starts with a discussion.
Let’s start that discussion by using #TalkHOPWA to tweet about efforts and experiences related to housing’s impact along each stage of the HIV Care Continuum. The Twitterchat will be pulling information directly from the white paper, HIV Care Continuum: The Connection between Housing and Improved Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum. We encourage all to review the paper before the chat.
- What: #TalkHOPWA Twitterchat – White Paper Talk: Housing along the HIV Care Continnum
- Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
- Time: 1:00 PM EST
- Where: On Twitter with hashtag #TalkHOPWA
- Host: @HUD_HOPWA
We’ll look to your stories and experiences as we discuss:
- How is housing helping to close gaps along the HIV Care Continuum?
- What impact does housing have on persons living with HIV?
- Which community partnerships are helpful in linking housing and HIV Care?
- What stories, resources, and tips are available for utilizing an HIV Care Continuum framework with housing in your community?
Be sure to use the hashtag #TalkHOPWA to follow the conversation on Twitter, share your stories, and share resources to ensure housing is a recognized factor for improving outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.