Tuesday, April 24th 2012

The Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia 19106

This seminar and tabletop exercise were sponsored and facilitated by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) Faith-Based Planning Group entitled, Building Capacity: HIV and HPV Community Outreach Seminar for Faith-Based Organizations. The event was made possible through funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and managed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Nursing and Social Work continuing education units were made available for seminar participants through the Health Federation of Philadelphia.

The PDPH Faith-Based Planning Group meets on a regular basis throughout the year to plan and conduct biannual public health emergency preparedness workshops targeted towards faith-based leaders and community-based organizations. Previous conferences have included the following:

  • Empowering Your Congregation: Emergency and Disaster Planning for Chronic Illnesses (Fall, 2010)
  • Transitions: Promoting Resilience in Your Congregation(Spring, 2011)
  • Choices: Health and Preparedness Planning for Seniors and the Homebound (Fall, 2011)

The PDPH Faith-Based is comprised of volunteers representing community- and faith-based organizations and PDPH staff. All religions are welcome. For more information about the PDPH Faith-Based Planning Group, please contact Chad Thomas, MPH at chad.thomas@phila.gov or (215) 685-6459.

PDPH Faith-Based Planning Group Flyer


Conference Agenda and Biographies

Building Capacity Agenda
Human Papillomavirus Infections
Presenter: Lenore Asbel, MD

Introduction to HIV and AIDS
Presenter: Helena Kwawa, MD, MPH

Making HIV Testing, Prevention, And Care Accessible to Vulnerable Populations in Philadelphia Through Community Partnerships
Presenter: Terri Clark, MPH, CHES

HIV Testing Demo
Presenter: Tahira Tyler

Voices from the Front: Living In Victory Everyday Ministry
Presenters: Rev. Leroy Miles and Julie Johnson

Philadelphia's Citywide Interfaith HIV Prevention Campaign: Results and Lessons Learned
Presenter: Amy Nunn, ScD

Nursing (Clinical) Track: HIV Pregnancy Case Study
Presenter: Erika Aaron