Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

1:00 PM


Calling all health advocates, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other providers in the U.S. South. You are invited to examine Health Equity and Social Justice in the Deep South at the 3rd annual Breaking Barriers Summit. Get the latest insights about establishing and maintaining healthy communities. Social workers, counselors, and nurses can earn 12.5 contact hours.

Key Note:
Michael Saag, MD, researcher and author of Positive: One Doctor’s Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System. (Consider buying through Amazon Smile and selecting Montgomery AIDS Outreach Inc, D.B.A. Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) as your charity of choice. .5% of your order will be donated back to MAO.)

Sessions will include:*

  • Health Disparities in the Deep South: Factors & Fixes
  • HIV/AIDS in the South: Addressing Social Issues Affecting Care
  • LGBT Youth: Lessons in Cultural Humility
  • Update on Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Health Literacy: Improving Treatment Adherence through Better Provider-Client Communication
  • The Essentials of Advocacy: Becoming an Effective Voice for Support and Change
  • Making a Difference: PrEP, PEP, & U=U
  • Mental Health First Aid for Clients & Care Providers
  • Faith & Wellness: Integrating Health & HIV Education into Communities of Faith
  • Social Determinants of Women’s Health
  • Social Justice & Medical Care
  • Health Equity in Rural Communities: Overcoming Barriers to Care
  • Integrating Behavioral Health & Medical Care
Additional sessions will be added. *Subject to change.

Registration includes:

  • Access to sessions for the day/days you have registered
  • Onsite parking
  • Discounted lodging at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa (information coming soon)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Full breakfast and lunch on Thursday and/or Friday
  • Access to exhibitors during designated networking periods
  • Conference bag with keep-sakes and convenience items
  • Opportunities to enter drawings for exciting prizes
  • Access to afterhours activities (to be announced)
Continuing Education Credits awarded based on attendance and returned evaluations. Individual registrations CANNOT be shared.



Professional Development Considerations for Breaking Barriers 2019

Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) is an approved NBCC Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882, and an approved Continuing Education Provider with the Alabama Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider No. 0134. Additional approvals are pending.

Have questions?

Sponsoring & Exhibiting – Doug McCloud, Health Educator & Fundraising Specialist – (334) 481-1602

RegistrationLydia Pickett, Strategic Projects Manager,Department of Capacity Building – (334) 320-5909

Public Relations & MediaThomas Stephens, Media Relations Specialist – (334) 836-0389

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, exhibitors, and supporters!



Alabama AETC is an affiliate of SE AETC is part of a nationwide network of 8 regional AETCs founded in 1987 by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to train healthcare providers and disseminate rapidly changing information about HIV/AIDS.