Graduate students at Florida International University’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work are leading a continuing conversation about HIV/AIDS programs in cities across the nation, and will present to the public in honor of National Public Health Week on Wednesday, April 5, 6-8 p.m.
The students’ work evaluates the process and impact of intervention programs in New York City, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and throughout Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County, where FIU is located, leads the nation in new HIV infections and Stempel College’s dean, Dr. Tomas Guilarte, sits on the county mayor’s “Getting to Zero” Task Force to address the problem. Dr. Guilarte included FIU professor Dr. William Darrow, along with students from his Health Promotion Program Planning and Intervention Design class, in the task force meeting on December 9, 2016 to make recommendations based on their collective research and expertise.
Students from this group are eager to share insights and analysis during #NPHW and their presentations will be livestreamed via Twitter. Follow @fiustempel on April 5 to watch and contribute to the conversation in real-time, or attend in person at AHC5–212 (A&B). The event is open to the public.
Additionally, the Student Public Health Association at Stempel College is hosting the following events in support of #NPHW:
Monday, April 3: “Exploring the Art of Mindfulness in our Community,” presented by Mindful Kids Miami. 8 p.m. at Graham Center, Room 283B.
Tuesday, April 4: “It Takes a Village: Addressing the South Florida HIV Epidemic — an update to the ongoing epidemic in Miami-Dade County and the MSM community,” presented by Mr. Juan Oves Jr. 8 p.m., location TBA.
Thursday, April 6: “Mental Health Awareness,” presented by Dr. Christi Navarro. 8 p.m. at Graham Center, Room 286.