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Public Health and Wellness Department to Sponsor Workshop on HIV/AIDS Among African Americans

Thursday April 12, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (April 12, 2007) The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and NorthWest AHEC will sponsor a free workshop entitled Not in My Family – AIDS in the African American Community.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Simmons College of Kentucky located at 1811 W. Dumesnil.

Author and syndicated columnist, Gil L. Robinson will lead the workshop. The workshop is free but advance registration is requested due to space limitations. For more information or to register phone 574-6699 or click here to download brochure (PDF).

The workshop will cover such topics as Understanding the Role of Denial to Manage HIV/AIDS, Methods for Parents to Conduct Safe-Sex Dialog with Their Children, Effective Outreach Strategies for the Health Care Community, and Methods of Including the Clergy into the HIV/AIDS Conversation. The workshop is open to the general public. Clergy, health care providers, and neighborhood leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

Gil L. Robertson’s column The Robertson Treatment appears in 30 newspapers across the country with a national readership of more than 2 million. Mr. Robertson's byline has also appeared in a list of publications that includes Essence, Billboard, The Source, the Los Angeles Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about the department’s programs and services go to