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  • Exploring Cultural Competence and Humility in the Care of HIV Patients

    02/10/2020 - 03/23/2020; Online
    Additional Information

    This training is designed to help move organizations past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity) to offer client-centered services with cultural humility. Participants will have a better understanding of identity and diversity as we explore the long history of identity in the context of serving populations living with and/or impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    -Name factors that shape individual identity.
    -Examine and acknowledge where interpersonal dynamics of identity continues to impact health care for people living with HIV.
    -Develop tactical strategies for providing culturally responsive and humble care to address HIV health disparities and improve outcomes.

    – Mardequs Harris, Senior Manager, Capacity Building Assistance, Southern AIDS Coalition

    – Jose Leon, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health in Public Housing

    This learning collaborative is divided in 4 sessions.
    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Monday, February 24, 2020
    Monday, March 9, 2020
    Monday, March 23, 2020

    1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT each session

    Contact: Fide Pineda
    National Center for Health in Public Housing
  • Webinar: The Oral Health Impact: Tobacco, Marijuana, and Vaping in Patients in Public Housing

    02/21/2020; Online
    Additional Information
    Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
    This webinar will be presented in partnership with the National Network for Oral Health Access. Tobacco, marijuana and vaping have long-term effects on health, including oral health. Tobacco use is an ongoing challenge for patients who live in public housing. With emerging issues like marijuana and e-cigarettes, health centers who serve patients in public housing need to learn how to address these issues to improve health outcomes. This webinar will review data of tobacco use in public housing and the oral health effects of tobacco use. Zufall Health Center will discuss their programs to reduce smoking and vaping with their patients.


    1. Describe the impact of tobacco, marijuana, and e-cigarettes on oral health and systemic health.
    2. Review public housing data on oral health and tobacco, marijuana, and vaping use.
    3. Learn from a health center who serves patients who live in public housing about their experience in smoking cessation programs.


    – Candace Owens, Education Director, National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
    – Sam Wakim, Chief Dental Officer, Zufall Health Center
    – Jose Leon, Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Health in Public Housing


    Fide Pineda

    National Center for Health in Public Housing

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