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HIV Learning Network: Black Women’s Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan

February 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us for the next HIV Learning Network session on February 23 @ 12:00pm (Pacific) for Black Women’s Health & Wellness Across the Lifespan, by Lisa Frederick and Hanna Tessema, DrPH, MPH, MSW, Co-Directors, Black Women’s Learning Institute.


Black women continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV. According to the CDC, in 2020, Black/African American females ages 13 years or older made up 13% of the US female population but accounted for 54% of new HIV infections in women. Of those new infections, 90% were attributed to heterosexual contact. Black women report that their needs are often overlooked by healthcare providers when serving communities at risk for HIV, or even when addressing the general health needs of Black communities as a whole. In this session, we’ve invited Lisa Frederick and Dr. Hanna Tessema, co-founders of the Black Women’s Learning Institute, to present on the findings of Engage. Empower. Educate (EEE), a national survey on Black women’s health and wellness.  From the results of the survey, they will provide insight into Black women’s perspectives toward HIV care and prevention. Together, we will examine the barriers that Black women face in engaging in HIV health care and prevention services and offer resources that are informed by their health and wellness needs.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the top 3 health concerns that impact the lives of Black women in the EEE Survey
  2. Explain at least 4 barriers Black women encounter when navigating the healthcare system
  3. Describe differences in PrEP knowledge among participants in the EEE survey by region

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may receive continuing education credit for this educational activity as the ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.

HIV Learning Network offers free CME for participants attending sessions, pending completion of the post-session evaluation.

Presented By:
Pacific AETC Regional Office
Contact Email:
Contact Number:
(415) 476-2434
Event Type:
Distance based learning


February 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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