On March 1, 2019, the New York Times Opinions featured the writing of Dr. Charlene Flash, a Houston, TX infectious disease specialist and Faculty Advisor for the NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP). In “San Francisco Is Beating HIV. Why Can’t Houston?,” Dr. Flash explores regional differences in care and prevention for HIV, including its continued, disproportionate effect on minority communities: “the tragedy is that the tools [to end the HIV epidemic in America] are sitting on the shelf in many parts of the country, especially the South.”
With funding from Gilead Sciences, PCLP in Chicago, IL and Houston, TX is focused on culturally competent care for patients living with or at risk of contracting HIV. PCLP Scholars in these cities conduct projects that examine primary care in underserved communities, with a focus on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Flash is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at Legacy Community Health, which is a PCLP Site Partner, and she helps guide and advise Scholars’ work on these projects.
NMF is proud to be a part of the Houston healthcare community, and to focus on the invaluable work of preventing the spread of HIV. The 2019 PCLP session in Houston and Chicago will take place from Monday, June 10 to Friday, July 19, 2019. For more information about PCLP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe to the PCLP Monthly Brief here.
To support NMF Scholarships & Programs, please contact NMF Chief Development Officer, Paula Mejia: email@example.com.