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.

United We Stand

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 “United We Stand” and is building-off of the 2016 International HIV/AIDS Conference themes and objectives. Our key areas this year are: Increasing access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, housing opportunities for people living with and at highest risk for HIV, sexual health education for teenagers, and strategies for surviving under the Trump presidency.

Our Guests.

Jeffrey Crowley

Jeffrey S. Crowley

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Crowley is the Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Distinguished Scholar. Mr. Crowley is a widely recognized expert on HIV/AIDS and disability policy. From February 2009 through December 2011, he served as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy for President Barack Obama.In this capacity, he led the development of our country's first domestic National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, a five-year plan for aligning the efforts of all stakeholders to reduce the number of new HIV infections, increase access to care, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

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Estrella Lucero

Equality California

Estrella Lucero is a program associate responsible for organizing with and providing support to the Inland Empire and Central Valley healthcare initiatives. Prior to joining EQCA, Estrella worked as a political campaign consultant working on various state candidate campaigns. She is also an alum of Coro Southern California. Estrella graduated from Occidental College with a degree in politics and was involved in on-campus student organizing around issues of racial diversity, sexual assault and LGBT equality.

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Chelsea Mottern

Equality California

Chelsea Mottern is a program associate responsible for grants management and healthcare initiatives in Southern California. Prior to joining Equality California, she worked in institutional giving for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. She graduated with a master's in public policy from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in political science from Vassar College. During her time at USC, she helped establish the Price School of Public Policy's first graduate-level LGBT student organization.

Bonnie Flippin

San Bernardino DPH

Bonnie Flippin is an Administrative Supervisor with the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Ryan White Program. The program administers the Part A grant for the Riverside/San Bernardino, CA TGA as well as the Part B grant for the San Bernardino County area. Years ago, while interviewing for Operations Management positions in the private sector, Ms. Flippin took on a temp job conducting 20-minute interviews with HIV+ individuals in local clinics and community based organizations for the County of San Bernardino.

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

3701 Canyon Crest Dr Riverside, CA 92521

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