2009-2010 Positive Places Team Members

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A presentation for

PUBH 387 : Community Organization, Development & Advocacy


Wednesday December 9, 2009


2009
-
2010 Positive Places Team Members


Anita Balan



Cristen Bates


Marquita Campbell



Adeola Fadumiye



Erin Nakamura



Sarah Peterson





Shideh Rezaei





Goal

To end homelessness for people living with
HIV/AIDS in D.C.

Positive Places

Housing and HIV


DC has highest prevalence of
AIDS in the Nation (CDC, 2008)


Over 440 people on HOPWA
waitlist


Lack of oversight of funds


Housing for PLWHA helps:



Avoid opportunistic
infections


Increase Medication
Compliance


Prevent spread of HIV


Reduce Morbidity and
Mortality

Logic Model

Inputs

Activities

Outputs

Outcomes

Immediate

Intermediate

Long
-
Term


MWPHA


Financial resources
from MWPHA (approx
$100)


Computers/ Internet
Access


Pamphlets/ Brochures


Stationary /Pen and
Paper with Logo


Printers


Phones


Volunteers


Projector


Video and audio
equipment

Coalition/Partnership


Write letters to
select organizations
to establish
informal
partnership


Participate in World
AIDS Day activities
and rally


Attend MWPHA
(Health Disparities)
meetings

and

ally
meetings


Participate in
outreach activities
in the DC
community to raise
awareness of
Positive Places (i.e.
sign petitions
distribute
brochures)

Media


Create logo and
slogan


Develop
website/Face book
Page


Send editorial to
Local Newspaper


Make a You Tube
video

Negotiation


Testify in front of
DC Council


Locate copy of DC
Council’s
Human

Rights commitment


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Coalition/Partnership


Number of letters sent


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Number of
MWPHA/ally meetings
attended


Number of outreach
events attended

Media


Number of website
hits


Number of Face Book
members including
partner agencies


Confirmation for local
newspaper that
editorial was received


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Negotiation


Number of hearings
testified


Number of partners to
joint testify


Number of signatures
collected through
petitions

Coalition/Partnership


Within the fall 2009
semester, Positive
Places will integrate
with six organizations
in DC to expand an
informal partnership


Increase the
awareness of HIV as a
housing issue among
coalition members.


Increase positive
attitudes toward
homeless persons with
HIV within the
community.

Media


By the end of the
semester, Positive
Places, will address
negative perceptions
of homelessness and
HIV/AIDS by
spreading the word
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Negotiation


Increase the number
of City Council
Members who openly
support funding HIV
housing initiatives.

Negotiation


Within 3 to 5 years,
HUD will provide
more funding to DC
City Council for
housing of PWLHA


Within 3 to 5 years,
the HOPWA waiting
list will be reduced
by 50%


DC City Council will
introduce and pass
legislation for
mandatory reporting
of the number of
people on HOPWA
waitlist
in the city.


Within the fall 2009
semester, Positive
Places will ask
partners to sign a
joint statement of
housing beliefs to
help cultivate
collective self efficacy


To increase
the quality of
life and health
of homeless
people living
with HIV/AIDS
in

Logo and Name
Development

Coalition Building:
Action Plan


Establish an informal partnership
with six local and national
organizations


Encourage partners to sign a joint
statement of housing beliefs to
help cultivate collective self
efficacy


Encourage involvement from
organizations


Raise awareness in the
community

Coalition Building
Organizations

Coalition:
achievements


Develop informal partnership with
other organizations


Create a joint statement


Attended DC Fights Back Meetings
to plan World AIDS Day Rally


Follow up phone calls


Participated in rally


Outreach activities :


Whitman Walker AIDS Walk


Foggy Bottom Bloc Party


Monthly Ward 8 Outreach


HIV and Housing Summit


NYC


Housing /Human Rights Forum @ GU




Coalition: Next
steps


Distribute Joint Statement to
partners for approval


Hand in Joint statement to
DC City Council and Delegate
Eleanor Holmes Norton


Expand Coalition locally


National Coalition for the
Homeless


National Low Income Coalition


GW Student Global AIDS Campaign


GW Black Public Health Student
Network


E
-
collaborate to learn from
other cities’ experiences


Housing Works NYC, San Francisco
and ACT

UP Philadelphia,


Online listerv : International AIDS
Housing Roundtable


MEDIA: ACTION PLAN


Address negative perceptions of homelessness
and HIV/AIDS by spreading the phrase
“Housing= Prevention "through media
advocacy.


Create new norms and practices that
emphasize that PLWHA deserve housing by
raising consciousness


Frame stable housing as a prevention tool for
the spread of HIV/AIDS by community
outreach, Internet, television, and print

Media: achievements


Created logo and slogan



Developed a website (100
views)


positiveplacesdc.weebly.com


Developed Facebook page


Over 100 members


Sent editorials to Local
Newspaper


YouTube video of AIDS walk
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Created Media Kit


Monitored Local Media
coverage of HIV/AIDS


HIV/Housing in Media


HIV/AIDS and HOUSING got
coverage in Washington Post
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Positive Places mentioned in
press release for World AIDS
Day


World AIDS Day rally got good
coverage: Karyn Pomerantz,
and our partners mentioned in
articles


Pictures of testimony & World
AIDS Day rally published in Nov
2009 PCH newsletter


Media: Next steps


Upgrade to professional
website


Distribute Media Kits to local
newspapers, websites, blogs
and radio stations


Regular update of Facebook
and recruit more members


Set up a Twitter feed


Increase traffic to webpage


Promote online petition


Leverage existing connection
with GW Media

NEGOTIATION: ACTION
PLAN


Testify in front of DC City
Council


Locate a copy of DC City
Council making D.C. a
Human Rights city by
signing on to the UN
Declaration of Human
Rights


Hold petition drives and
collect signatures from
metro Washington
residents in support of
funding for HIV and
Housing


Negotiation:
achievements


Petition drives :
Collected 350 signatures


Testimony submitted for record
-

UN Special Rapporteur
Rachel Rolnik


Evidence
-
based
oral testimony delivered
to DC Department of
Housing and Community Development


Testimony stressed importance of housing from human
rights and public health perspectives


Provided testimony, copy of petitions and information on
HIV and Housing to each committee member


Testimony
-
for
-
record submitted for D.C. City Council’s Public
Oversight Roundtable to be held on Dec 11, 2009


Positive Places
contributed comments

to:


National AIDS Strategy


HIV/AIDS section of Healthy People 2020

Negotiation: Next
Steps


Testify in January to Councilmember David Catania and
Committee on Health


Testify to Councilmember Marion Barry and Committee on
Housing


Create a Report of DC City Council’s stand on HIV Housing


Voting Record


Public Statements


Create a ‘Lobby Day’


The coalition will decide on demands
and meet with ALL 11 City Council members on SAME DAY


Draft legislation for DC City Council for mandatory reporting
of number of people on the wait list


Collaborate with partners and step
-
up efforts to advocate to
federal government

OUTREACH: NEXT
STEPS


A day of petitions at Kogan
Plaza / Marvin Center


A ‘Perceived Importance of
Housing for PLWHA’ survey
based on NLCHP and NAHC
survey to all ward residents
(specifically ward 2,3)


MWPHA / Positive Places
booth at least once in each
ward (train stations) and
continue outreach in Ward 8


Members to attend HIV and
Housing Research Summit V
from June 3
-
6 in Toronto


Recruit members to the sub
-
committee


Next steps

Branding/Promotion


Design and acquire
T
-
shirts, calendar
magnets for fund
raising and brand
promotion


Banners for tabling
events


Revise poster with
less text and
interactive quizzes


Positive places
team