Healthy Community Providers' Brunch

August 16, 2017
Bringing together healthcare professionals, community leaders and public officials to address issues impacting those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS as well as sexual and reproductive health disparities in the Inland Empire. Register Now
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Riverside, CA
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Healthy Community Providers' Brunch.

Getting to Zero Together

The Healthy Community Provider’s Brunch is an annual convening of the Healthy Community Provider’s Network (HCPN)— a consortium of sexual and reproductive health agencies, hospitals, elected officials, and the two regional departments of public health for Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The HCPN was established in response to a growing need within the Inland Empire— Riverside and San Bernardino counties—for healthcare providers to increase awareness of one another’s services, establish strategic coalitions, and to collectively advocate for the prioritization of health services in the Inland Empire by our public officials.

In our first year, the Healthy Community Provider’s Brunch had over 125 providers from various agencies attend and provide updates on their latest services, discuss any changes in organizational leadership or structures, and to identify gaps in services and available resources. Representatives from our local county board of supervisors, various city council members within the region, and senior leadership from both of the two counties departments of public health were in attendance.

This year’s brunch theme is “Getting to Zero” and is building-off of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the State’s Integrated Comprehensive Care Plan for HIV/AIDS. Our key areas this year are: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, housing opportunities for people living with and at highest risk for HIV, and sexual health education for teenagers.

Our Guests.

Gabriel Maldonado

Gabriel Maldonado, MBA


As the Executive Director and CEO of TruEvolution, Gabriel has been a community organizer for almost 10-years and now serves—openly as an Afro-Latino gay man living with HIV—as a city commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for the City of Riverside and Vice-Chair of the Ryan White HIV Planning Council for the Inland Empire Transitional Grant Area (TGA). Gabriel was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services onto the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS where he now serves as Co-Chair of the Disparities Committee.

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Diana Alvarado


Diana Alvarado is currently a Community Outreach Representative at IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan. She oversees the Riverside Metro area and conducts outreach activities to assist and connect with uninsured community members and educates current IEHP members about utilization. She also recruits and fosters relationships with over 1,800 Community Based partners throughout the region. Diana earned a B.S. in Human Development and B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Davis.

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Armando Escobedo

Riverside Transgender Coalition

Armando Escobedo was appointed to serve as the Executive Director of the Riverside Transgender Coalition on May 1, 2016 by the its Board of Directors. He represents RTC on the Regional level in many organizations including: Coalition Member of Greater Riverside Transportation Now of Riverside Transit Agency, Member of the Riverside County Mental Health LGBT Task Force and Liaison to the City of Riverside for the Transgender Community Coalition.

Event Schedule.

  • Registration and Check-in

  • Welcome and Introductions | Gabriel Maldonado & Maggie Hawkins

  • Opening Remarks | Sunni Meador

  • IEHP Presentation | Diana Alvarado

  • Keynote Address | Armando Escobedo

  • Break-out | Identifying Gaps, Resources, and Opportunities

  • Community Updates

  • Closing Remarks | Gabriel Maldonado & Maggie Hawkins


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Healthy Community Providers' Brunch

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