Pre-conference workshop: Reducing the HIV Stigma Through Culturally Responsive Care and Services
This session is a separate registration.
The primary goal during this workshop is to engage the HIV workforce as champions to reduce stigma through offering culturally responsive/competent care and services. During this 90-minute interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how people with HIV (PWH), those affected by HIV, and those at risk of HIV experience stigma, review strategies to reduce stigma, and discuss applying culturally responsive language and care in their work settings. During this workshop, we will list US populations with and at risk for HIV and other Health Disparities; LGBTQ+, Racial ethnic minorities, along with other marginalized populations. Moreover, participants will leave with action steps to reduce HIV-related stigma in their organizations and communities.
1. Describe at least two culturally responsive practices across clinical and/or community settings that destigmatize services for people with HIV (PWH) and those at risk for HIV.
Kathleen Cullinen, PhD, RDN
Kathleen Cullinen is a Research Evaluator for the School of Nursing at Rutgers University where she is responsible for coordinating the evaluation of evidence-based interventions to improve the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections among people with or at risk for HIV as part of a multi-site, multi-level clinical research initiative. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Dr. Cullinen brings 25 years of experience in public health approaches to chronic and communicable disease prevention across public, business, and non-profit settings.
Katie K Langland, MA
Denver Prevention Training Center
Katie Langland is a Public Health Trainer who has developed and delivered numerous health education programs, professional trainings, counseling sessions, and community-based programs focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. She has worked with the Denver Prevention Training Center focusing on the COVID-19 response, HIV/STD prevention, Patient Navigation, preconception health, and reducing alcohol exposed pregnancies. She is a certified Elementary Education teacher and a certified Langevin Instructional Designer and Developer, Master Trainer, and a Performance Consultant. She has obtained degrees in Spanish, International Studies, Elementary Education, and an Anthropology Masters with a focus on Political Ecology and Sustainability.
Beverly Wasserman, BSN, RN
The Denver Prevention Training Center
Beverly Wasserman BSN, RN works as a consultant for public health and community health programs. Ms. Wasserman has been a practicing RN for 38 years, and has worked in acute care and public health settings. Beverly was a nurse clinician for the AIDS Center for Positive Health in Denver for 17 years. In recent years, she has worked as a trainer, curriculum developer and leadership coach. At this time she is a nurse field consultant for The Denver Prevention Training Center and a trainer for the Patient Navigation Training Collaborative. Ms. Wasserman has developed and delivered trainings on Stigma, Bias and Antiracism in clinical care.
Macsu Hill, PhD, MPH, CHES (Moderator)
At Rutgers University, Macsu Hill serves as the Director of Special Programs where she creates, implements, and assesses program activities for specialized academic pathways for a diverse student body within the Honors Living-Learning Community. Dr. Hill holds a doctorate degree in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University and a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Urban and Environmental Health from Rutgers-Newark School of Public Health. Her dissertation focused on the influence of race and gender on doctoral sociology student access to and quality of academic mentoring, and post-doctoral student entry into the job market. Dr. Hill has been a Certified Health Education Specialist for 12 years. She has volunteered for several projects including the Association of Liberian Engineers - USA, Shoes for Liberia, and several other organizations in Liberia that foster gender equality and unity.