Broadcst for the Impact of Stigma on HIV
- I hope that this OK to post here. Some of you may feel the stigma.
The Impact of Stigma on HIV Prevention Programs
A Public Health Training Network Satellite Broadcast
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
1:00-3:00 PM EST
Note: Day Changed to Wednesday
This broadcast will include discussions about the impact of stigma on
health and HIV prevention efforts and how public health programs may
send mixed messages that contribute to stigma. Presentations and
interviews will provide an update on public health resources and
innovative strategies to reduce or eliminate stigmatizing attitudes.
Viewers may fax in questions and comments before and during the
Please distribute this fact sheet as soon as possible to colleagues
and network partners.
Encourage them to begin setting up viewing sites and promoting
At the completion of the broadcast, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of stigma on health and HIV prevention efforts.
- Identify innovative strategies used by HIV prevention programs and
other health-related services to reduce or eliminate stigmatizing
- Discuss how public health programs may send mixed messages that
contribute to stigma.
This broadcast is designed for organizations and individuals working
in HIV prevention. This audience includes health departments, HIV
Prevention Community Planning Groups, national and regional minority
organizations, community-based organizations, and health care
- Terje Anderson, Executive Director, National Association of People
Invited Presenters and Panelists Include:
- Phill Wilson, Executive Director, African American AIDS Policy and
Training Institute, Los Angeles, California
- Sandra McDonald, Executive Director, Outreach, Inc., Atlanta,
- Terje Anderson, Executive Director, National Association of People
- Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, National Center for
HIV, STD and TB Prevention, CDC
- A representative from a health department
- Renaissance 3, Dallas, Texas
- "Working it Out," New York, New York
- Consumer Advisory Board, Massachusetts
Instructions for Viewers
Viewers do not need to register with CDC. Beginning February 9, a
list of registered viewing sites open to guests will be updated daily
on the Broadcast Web Site. After February 9, viewers are strongly
encouraged to periodically check the web site to determine if more
viewing sites have registered in their area. Viewers without Internet
access may call the National Prevention Information Network at
800-458-5231. Persons in search of a viewing site are encouraged to
contact a registered viewing site between February 9 and April 12 to
Setting up a Viewing Site
Organizations are asked to set up their own viewing sites as soon as
possible. To do this, identify and reserve a viewing site with a
steerable antenna that receives either C- or Ku_band satellites.
Examples of such sites include schools, hospitals, community colleges,
universities, county extension offices, and local chapters of the
American Red Cross. Live calls will not be taken during this
broadcast. Locating a fax machine near the viewing room will allow
viewers to fax in questions.
To register a viewing site after February 9, please visit the
Broadcast Web Site or Fax Information System (Document Number 130037)
or call 800-458-5231. To receive site materials or be listed as a viewing
site online, please register your site as soon as possible after
After reserving a viewing site, organizations are encouraged to
invite colleagues from other local organizations to view this
broadcast (see "Target Audience"). To encourage attendance,
some organizations have used:
- mass e-mails
- monthly mailings
- personal invitations
Sites may use the fact sheet as a flyer.
Please see Document 130037 on the CDC Fax
Information System for additional tips on encouraging attendance.
An Important Message to All Viewing Locations
To ensure satellite reception, we strongly encourage:
- training or hiring a technician to operate the satellite equipment, and
- having that person participate in the satellite signal tests the day
before the broadcast and the day of the broadcast.
- Participation in both signal tests is especially important if your
site experienced a technical problem with a previous satellite
Materials Available after February 9
Broadcast Web Site: www.cdcnpin.org/broadcast
This web site includes this fact sheet, online registration for
persons coordinating viewing sites, and a list of registered viewing
sites which will be updated daily beginning February 9.
CDC Fax Information System:
Call 888-CDC-FAXX or TDD 877-232-1010.
Enter a document number and a return fax number.
Document 130036 -- this fact sheet
Document 130037 - registering a viewing site
Document 130038 -- handout (agenda and reading list)
available after February 23
Questions/Comments for Speakers
- Before April 20, fax questions or comments to 404-639-0944.
- During the broadcast, information will be provided on how to fax
questions or comments to the panelists. We plan to take only faxes
(no live calls) during this broadcast.
- In the event we are unable to answer a question during the program,
you may e-mail or fax your question or comments to:
- E-mail - hivmail@...:hivmail@...
- Fax - 404-639-0944, Attn: Satellite Broadcast
Recording and Ordering Videotapes
Viewing sites are encouraged to record this broadcast as it airs and
share the videotape with colleagues. While supplies last, you also
may obtain videotapes of CDC's satellite broadcasts on HIV prevention
by calling toll-free 800-458-5231.
Satellite Technical Specifications
After April 18, we plan to add the satellite coordinates to the
Broadcast Web Site and Fax Information System (Document 130036). We
are often unable to obtain coordinates earlier than one to two weeks
before broadcasts. Thank you for your patience.
Satellite Signal Tests
Wed., April 24 (12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EDT)
Thurs., April 25 (12:30 - 12:55 p.m. EDT)
(Same technical specifications as the broadcast.)
Technical assistance regarding the satellite transmission will be
available only on April 24 and 25 and by calling 800-728-8232 (or from
Canada, 404-639-1289). Those telephone numbers also provide a
recorded list of the C- and Ku-band coordinates about one to two weeks
before the broadcast.
Intermission During Broadcast
A 10-minute intermission is planned for approximately the midpoint of
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education credits will not be offered for this broadcast.
This broadcast is closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired.
CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention is sponsoring
this broadcast in partnership with CDC's Public Health Practice
Program Office and the Public Health Training Network
Information about Future Broadcasts
Viewers may visit the following web site to obtain information on
upcoming satellite broadcasts
Questions about the Broadcast
After February 9, please call toll-free 800-458-5231 or TTY 800-243-
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