RWC-340B was proud to exhibit at the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment last week in Washington, DC. This was the first year that RWC-340B exhibited at the conference.
RWC-340B was well represented by President Shannon Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer of Cempa Community Care, who spoke at three break-out sessions throughout the week. On Tuesday, Shannon presented on the models of integrated behavioral health, showcasing best practices for treating patients dealing with substance misuse and mental health. On the same day, she also presented on methods and best practices for Ryan White service providers to improve access to substance use treatment, provide targeted HIV testing of injection drug users, and facilitate access to substance use treatment in light of the nation’s opioid crisis. On the final day of the conference, Shannon presented in an interactive workshop, sharing innovative approaches to building care teams focused on improving outcomes for high-risk HIV/ADIS patients.
RWC-340B kicked off the conference with a recruitment dinner, sponsored by supporters (Ponaman and CAN Community Health). Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) was named as the inaugural recipient of the Gold Star Award (see photos of the award below) in recognition of her leadership to protecting and preserving the 340B drug discount program. RWC-340B also honored its executive committee for their leadership and commitment to the organization.