Public Health, Social Work and Ending AIDS<br />Carrie Rheingans, MPH, MSW<br />University of Michigan<br />Michigan Math ...
Outline<br /><ul><li>Public Health
Social Work
Brief HIV Work Overview
U-M Campus
Local Community
National
International</li></li></ul><li>What’s Public Health?<br /><ul><li>Population focus
It’s working when you don’t think about it
Iodine in salt
Vaccinations
Infectious diseases
Chronic diseases
Epidemiology
Biostatistics
Health Management
Health Policy
Health Behavior
Health Education
Environmental Health
Nutrition
Occupational </li></li></ul><li>Contextualizing Health Behaviors<br /><ul><li>Example:  eating healthful foods
Affordability (employment, not subsidized)
Location of food (transportation, urban planning)
Types of food available (store selection)
Time to prepare (employment, family support)</li></li></ul><li>Work on many levels<br />Policy<br />Community<br />Organiz...
Community Context<br />
What’s Social Work?<br /><ul><li>Interpersonal Practice
Community Organization
Social Policy and Evaluation
Management of Human Services
Work in many settings:
Hospitals
Schools
Movie sets
Bars
Community gardens
Clinics
Government offices
Non-profits </li></li></ul><li>Overview of Social Work<br />
Poverty<br /><ul><li>Poor Laws in England
Able-bodied poor, impotent poor, idle poor
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Carrie Rheingans Lecture for Michigan Math and Science Scholars

  1. 1. Public Health, Social Work and Ending AIDS<br />Carrie Rheingans, MPH, MSW<br />University of Michigan<br />Michigan Math and Science Scholars<br />30 June and 20 July 2011<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br /><ul><li>Public Health
  3. 3. Social Work
  4. 4. Brief HIV Work Overview
  5. 5. U-M Campus
  6. 6. Local Community
  7. 7. National
  8. 8. International</li></li></ul><li>What’s Public Health?<br /><ul><li>Population focus
  9. 9. It’s working when you don’t think about it
  10. 10. Iodine in salt
  11. 11. Vaccinations
  12. 12. Infectious diseases
  13. 13. Chronic diseases
  14. 14. Epidemiology
  15. 15. Biostatistics
  16. 16. Health Management
  17. 17. Health Policy
  18. 18. Health Behavior
  19. 19. Health Education
  20. 20. Environmental Health
  21. 21. Nutrition
  22. 22. Occupational </li></li></ul><li>Contextualizing Health Behaviors<br /><ul><li>Example: eating healthful foods
  23. 23. Affordability (employment, not subsidized)
  24. 24. Location of food (transportation, urban planning)
  25. 25. Types of food available (store selection)
  26. 26. Time to prepare (employment, family support)</li></li></ul><li>Work on many levels<br />Policy<br />Community<br />Organization/Institution<br />Interpersonal<br />Individual<br />
  27. 27. Community Context<br />
  28. 28. What’s Social Work?<br /><ul><li>Interpersonal Practice
  29. 29. Community Organization
  30. 30. Social Policy and Evaluation
  31. 31. Management of Human Services
  32. 32. Work in many settings:
  33. 33. Hospitals
  34. 34. Schools
  35. 35. Movie sets
  36. 36. Bars
  37. 37. Community gardens
  38. 38. Clinics
  39. 39. Government offices
  40. 40. Non-profits </li></li></ul><li>Overview of Social Work<br />
  41. 41. Poverty<br /><ul><li>Poor Laws in England
  42. 42. Able-bodied poor, impotent poor, idle poor
  43. 43. Missions of churches
  44. 44. Friendly visitors – people who visited communities to help solve social problems
  45. 45. Settlement Movement – practitioners living in impoverished communities to help solve social problems</li></li></ul><li>Public Health<br /><ul><li>Industrial Revolution led to more people migrating from rural to urban areas
  46. 46. Crowding, outbreaks – social causes of poor health
  47. 47. Service provision and policy changes
  48. 48. Many early social workers trained as nurses
  49. 49. Social action for policy change to improve community health</li></li></ul><li>Professionalization<br /><ul><li>Scientific method – try some intervention, document the results
  50. 50. More psychological
  51. 51. Case management became most common
  52. 52. Schools and programs created to teach skills
  53. 53. Certifications & licensure</li></li></ul><li>Today’s Social Work<br /><ul><li>Four main areas:
  54. 54. Interpersonal Practice(counseling and case management with individuals, groups & families)
  55. 55. Community Organization (linking community resources to each other, policy advocacy, social change)
  56. 56. Social Policy & Evaluation (writing and analyzing social policies, evaluating programs and policies – both organizational and social)
  57. 57. Management of Human Services (managing NGOs, various programs)
  58. 58. Micro and Macro</li></li></ul><li>Brief Overview<br /><ul><li>2004-2005: Project Community
  59. 59. 2006: HARC Volunteering
  60. 60. 2007-2008: HARC Staff
  61. 61. 2008-2011: Campaign to End AIDS, Youth action Institute
  62. 62. 2008-2009: Public Health/AmeriCorps
  63. 63. 2009: VíaLibre
  64. 64. 2009-2010: Social Work
  65. 65. 2010: Aizhixing, International AIDS Conference</li></li></ul><li>U-M Campus<br /><ul><li>World AIDS Week: http://worldaidsweekum.wordpress.com/
  66. 66. Ginsberg Center’s SERVE Program: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/serve/
  67. 67. Includes alternative breaks: http://ginsberg.umich.edu/serve/asb/
  68. 68. Sexuality + Health Lab: https://www.sph.umich.edu/sexlab/sexlab_home.html
  69. 69. Red Cross Club: http://www.umich.edu/~redcross/
  70. 70. University Health Service: http://www.uhs.umich.edu/hivtestcounselor
  71. 71. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/</li></li></ul><li>World AIDS Week<br /><ul><li>Campus-wide World AIDS Day activities
  72. 72. Join the email list on the U-M Directory (search “worldaidsday”, bind, click ‘join’ and you’re on!)
  73. 73. Examples of past events: http://www.umich.edu/~aids/Events.htm
  74. 74. http://worldaidsweekum.wordpress.com/</li></li></ul><li>Project Community/HARC<br /><ul><li>Sociology course based on Freire’sconcientization pedagogy
  75. 75. Course facilitator
  76. 76. Volunteer at HARC
  77. 77. Staffed the testing clinic
  78. 78. Later state-certified to do HIV test counseling
  79. 79. http://ginsberg.umich.edu/projectcommunity/</li></li></ul><li>HIV/AIDS Resource Center (HARC)<br /><ul><li>Fundraising for general budget
  80. 80. Special events – dinners, silent auction, wine tasting, AIDS Walk
  81. 81. Community coalitions
  82. 82. SHOC, WAW
  83. 83. Attended trainings & conferences
  84. 84. http://hivaidsresource.org/</li></li></ul><li>HARC Prevention Overview<br /><ul><li>Outreach
  85. 85. Where people congregate
  86. 86. Mobile unit to high-prevalence zip codes
  87. 87. Education
  88. 88. HIV 101 presentations
  89. 89. Part of HIV testing
  90. 90. During outreach
  91. 91. http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-aids-prevention-education-and-training/
  92. 92. HIV Testing, Counseling, Referral
  93. 93. In clinics
  94. 94. Health departments
  95. 95. Mobile unit
  96. 96. Rapid, traditional
  97. 97. Anonymous, Confidential</li></li></ul><li>Outreach<br /><ul><li>Mobile Unit
  98. 98. HIV testing
  99. 99. Hand out supplies
  100. 100. Syringe exchange
  101. 101. Hepatitis C testing
  102. 102. Referrals
  103. 103. Volunteers help a lot!
  104. 104. http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-aids-prevention-education-and-training/outreach-services/</li></li></ul><li>Outreach<br /><ul><li>Bar Outreach
  105. 105. Hand out supplies
  106. 106. Referrals
  107. 107. Promote HIV Testing
  108. 108. Volunteers help a lot!</li></li></ul><li>HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral <br /><ul><li>Counseling = discuss client’s risk behavior, set safer behavior goals
  109. 109. Testing = obtain consent, collect sample
  110. 110. Referral = give info about other services of interest
  111. 111. http://hivaidsresource.org/hiv-testing/</li></li></ul><li>C2EA/Youth Action Institute <br /><ul><li>Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA): http://www.c2ea.org/
  112. 112. Youth Action Institute (YAI): http://www.c2ea.org/events-actions/detail/youth-action-institute-2011/
  113. 113. We demand that our leaders:
  114. 114. Fully fund quality treatment and support services for all people living with HIV everywhere.
  115. 115. Ramp up HIV prevention at home and abroad, guided by science rather than ideology.
  116. 116. Increase research to find a cure, more effective treatments and better prevention tools.
  117. 117. Fight AIDS stigma and protect the civil rights of all people with HIV and AIDS everywhere.
  118. 118. Understand the vital role safe and stable housing plays in prevention and treatment and incorporate housing as a structural intervention for both.</li></li></ul><li>C2EA/Youth Action Institute <br />
  119. 119. AmeriCorps<br /><ul><li>National service program
  120. 120. Peace Corps
  121. 121. Teach for America
  122. 122. Served 1800+ hours, 11 months
  123. 123. Living stipend, education award
  124. 124. Team-based
  125. 125. http://www.aidsunited.org/community-impact/americorps</li></li></ul><li>AmeriCorps Projects<br />
  126. 126. Public Health Internship<br /><ul><li>HIV testing, counseling, & referral (including in Spanish)
  127. 127. Community education, guest lectures, outreach
  128. 128. Volunteer coordination
  129. 129. Social media support
  130. 130. Community coalitions
  131. 131. SHOC, WAW, MiCASH, C2EA</li></li></ul><li>VíaLibre<br /><ul><li>ASO in Lima, Peru
  132. 132. Serves most of Peru
  133. 133. Outreach/testing trip
  134. 134. Training with staff
  135. 135. Trainings with youth
  136. 136. Website development with youth voices
  137. 137. http://vialibre.org.pe/</li></li></ul><li>VíaLibre<br />
  138. 138. Social Work Internship<br /><ul><li>Social media guidelines
  139. 139. Interview board, staff
  140. 140. Grant writing
  141. 141. Present at conferences
  142. 142. Sex::Tech (Feb 2010)
  143. 143. NASW-MI (April 2010)
  144. 144. Community coalitions
  145. 145. SexLab research: https://www.sph.umich.edu/sexlab/sexlab_home.html</li></li></ul><li>Social Work Internship<br /><ul><li>C2EA Community Conversation with the White House Office for National AIDS Policy
  146. 146. November 2009
  147. 147. 100+ attendees
  148. 148. Feedback to ONAP about HIV in Michigan</li></li></ul><li>Social Work Internship<br />
  149. 149. Health GAP (Global Access Project)<br /><ul><li>Advocates for funding of AIDS treatment programs and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria
  150. 150. Reforms US and world trade policies
  151. 151. Challenges Multinational Corporations to provide HIV/AIDS treatment to workers
  152. 152. Fights for debt cancellation
  153. 153. Pressures drug companies
  154. 154. Provides Training on Issues and Tactics
  155. 155. http://www.healthgap.org/</li></li></ul><li>Health GAP (Global Access Project)<br /><ul><li>Ask politicians direct questions
  156. 156. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel agrees to fund global AIDS programs $50bn over the next five years at the pre-conference for AIDS 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PN8UXpZkTk
  157. 157. Turn any holiday or event into an activism event
  158. 158. 2010 Ceremony for being U-M’s Social Work Student of the Year – acceptance speech = great opportunity to speak out! (I speak at around 4:30): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whjx_O6q2HU</li></li></ul><li>Social Work Internship II<br /><ul><li>Beijing Aizhixing Institute – 1st conference on HIV and social work
  159. 159. Social workers and HIV organization staff from across China</li></li></ul><li>Social Work Internship II<br />
  160. 160. International AIDS Conference 2010<br /><ul><li>Bi-yearly international meeting of health professionals, researchers, community members, and people at risk for HIV infection
  161. 161. Hundreds of activists
  162. 162. Sex workers’ and drug users’ rights, AIDS meds issues, funding conflicts</li></li></ul><li>International AIDS Conference 2010<br />
  163. 163. International AIDS Conference 2010<br />
  164. 164. Future Work<br /><ul><li>Hire me and I’ll tell you  </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Questions?
  165. 165. Comments?
  166. 166. Corrections?</li></li></ul><li>Carrie Rheinganscrheinga@umich.edu<br />www.crheinga.wordpress.com<br />www.hivaidsresource.org<br />www.americorps.gov<br />www.sph.umich.edu<br />www.ssw.umich.edu<br />http://vialibre.org.pe<br />www.umichsph.wordpress.com<br />
  167. 167. Connect with me on social media!<br />www.facebook.com/crheinga<br />www.twitter.com/crheinga<br />www.youtube.com/user/crheinga<br />www.delicious.com/crheinga<br />www.slideshare.net/crheinga<br />www.scribd.com/crheingans<br />www.flickr.com/photos/crheinga<br />

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