Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

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Annette Carbonneau 
North Country Health Consortium 
(603)259-3700 x 221 

4 sessions: Sept. 29 - Dec. 1, 2020 

Register for one, some, or all sessions in the HIV Town Hall Learning Exchange Series:

Each session is @ 3 - 5 pm  on the following dates:

    Sept 29 - Preventing a Rural HIV Outbreak in New Hampshire
  • Oct 20 - Syringe Service Programs, Harm Reduction & Naloxone
  • Nov 17 - Medical Care - Treatment as Prevention and PrEP
  • Dec 1 - HIV Testing & Linkage to Medical Care 

All are invited! The goal is to have participation from a wide range of people from across our region and communities including: providers, medical and behavioral health administration, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, community members, social service organizations, public health, faith groups, community coalitions focused on substance use disorders, the recovery community, Recovery Friendly Workplaces, Corrections and specialty courts, Legislators, and… you? 


Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens: 

September 29:
Speaker: Dr. Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of New Hampshire; Chair, NH Harm Reduction Coalition
• Topic: Preventing a Rural HIV Outbreak in New Hampshire: Lessons from the DISCERNNE Study. Comparisons between a rural northern New England study and the HIV epidemic in Scott County, Indiana and how our communities can prevent an outbreak locally.
October 20:
• Speaker: Ryan Fowler, CRSW, Harm Reduction Coordinator at HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon NH 
• Topic: Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and Syringe Disposal: Naloxone Availability and Harm Reduction

November 17:
• Speaker(s): Jess Wisocky, ARPN PrEP and HIV Medical Care Provider, Katie Cailleach, RN
• Topic: Medical Care- Treatment as Prevention and PrEP: An Effective Response for Rural Providers to HIV Prevention. PrEP is a prescription that helps prevent a person without HIV from getting the virus from sex or injection drug use. Studies have shown that PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV. 

December 1, World Aids Day:
• Speaker: Jean Adie, Outreach Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program
• Topic: HIV Testing and Linkage to Medical Care: Increasing Access to Medical Care and Support Services in Rural Communities.


  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   



This educational series is brought to you by the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), including the Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) Program and AskPETRA, University of New Hampshire/NH Listens, Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program, the NH Harm Reduction Coalition, and the HIV/HCV Resource Center.




This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number GA1RH33527 as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with 0% percentage financed with nongovernmental sources, grant number D04RH31641 for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program, and grant number H1URH32387 for the Rural Health Opioid Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government..


Register for one, some, or all sessions in the HIV Town Hall Learning Exchange Series: