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The Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA) in Collaboration with California Baptist University Online and Professional Studies, Department of Health Science is proud to announce the Talking Public Health Series.

TOPIC: HIV and HCV Among Incarcerated Young People

SPEAKER: Cajetan Luna, Executive Director, Center for Health Justice, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA

Session Summary: The challenges of living with HIV and HCV in locked settings will be described and particular barriers to care will be discussed.  Employing results from exploratory research, special needs will outlined, and best practices suggested.

Learning Outcomes: After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate and identify underlying and background issues necessary for providing health care services to incarcerated youth living with stigmatized health conditions;
  • Explain how potentially life threatening illnesses are experienced by disenfranchised youth, and health efficacy can be encouraged within locked settings;
  • Employ technological and youth friendly public health messaging to reach youth living with HIV/HCV;
  • Describing potential solutions for linkages to care and positive health outcomes both inside locked facilities and upon discharge and re-entry.

Purpose: The purpose of the Talking Public Health series is to improve the field of public health through education, promotion, and advocacy.  Thus, talks will highlight special topics in health equity, social justice, health policy/advocacy, and best practices in the fields of public health, medicine, biomedical research, urban planning, and more.  Our goal is to impact local and global communities by focusing on timely issues that affect health.  Participants will learn important information for their professional development and engage in lively moderated discussions.


Highlighting the most pressing, local, national, and global health issues, as well as providing a space for discussing emerging issues, and those that warrant more exposure and dialogue.



REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this free webinar, and attendees are eligible to receive 1 CHES unit.

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