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 encuentro virtual 


October 16, 2020

Encuentro Virtual is a convening of HIV/AIDS service organizations, mental-health organizations, faith-based communities, and other health and multi-service organizations that serve Latinx communities and people affected and living with HIV from across the South to build capacity around current HIV and health-related issues affecting Latinx Southerners

For any questions about our Virtual Institute, please contact us.

Session One

Ending the Epidemic: Texas

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT

The Texas Department of State of Health Services will provide an update on the Ending the Epidemic efforts in the state of Texas, sharing data and how they're addressing health disparities. We'll also be joined by San Antonio and the City of Houston who will also share their approaches and report on their Ending the Epidemic plans. 


Join Hands United for training on effective recruitment and engagement in non-clinical settings with Latinx communities in Texas. This session will include a discussion on understanding how trust is a key element of effective recruitment and engagement strategies, how social networks can be used as a trust-building method of focused population testing, and we'll work to develop action steps to building trust in community engagement.


Session Two

Effective Recruitment and Testing with Latinx Communities

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Session Three

Incorporating Language Justice in ETE Plans

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Join us for a workshop and introduction to Language Justice, its principles, and the importance of incorporating language justice in the HIV/AIDS movement work. We will also share strategies on how to include Language Justice in Ending the Epidemic planning and implementation. 


Session Four

Improving Health Care Access for LGBTQ Latinx Communities

2:30 - 3:30 PM CT

Join our Community Roundtable to discuss the challenges and barriers to accessing care for LGBTQ Latinx community members in Texas. We'll also discuss strategies to improve relationships, health care delivery, and create more culturally responsive approaches to services in Texas.

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