|Welcome to Reunion Latina Training Institute 2013!
Once a year, Reunion Latina Training Institute provides us with the opportunity to bring all of our experiences together in one powerful forum. The workshops, trainings and panel discussions highlight critical issues and provide an space to brainstorm solutions. Attendees to Reunion Latina Training Institute are committed to continue working to break the cycle of indifference and stigma in some of our nation’s most affected communities.
This year, topic areas will include: Disease Integration, Social Marketing, New developments in the field of treatment, discussions about developing home grown interventions, addressing the needs of the most affected populations, Health Disparities, among others.
 Health Indicators for Latinos in New York
Following the data from the 2010 Census, we know that Latinos are the fast growing racial/ethnic group in the state of New York. Likewise, Latinos have some of the worst health indicators amongst many different health conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, asthma, Hepatitis C, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. RL13 will highlight the impact of certain health conditions as it relates to all Latinos – gay, straight, transgender, male, female, young, aging, immigrants, etc. - and what is being done to address them.
 Changes in New York’s Health Care Infrastructure
For the last few years, New York has seen many changes to Medicaid, Medicare, and health insurance access. The Medicaid Redesign process, the Affordable Care Act, and other changes have had a real impact on health care delivery, access, and outcomes for Latinos and New Yorkers as whole. RL13 will discuss the impact of these changes, opportunities and challenges for improving health outcomes for Latinos, and areas where advocacy and education are needed to further improve our health care infrastructure.
 HIV/AIDS in 2013
Treatment as Prevention, PrEP, Vaccines, In-Home HIV Testing – discussions about the HIV/AIDS epidemic are focused on new innovations in science and research as we approach the so-called “end of AIDS”. RL13 will explore how these new trends and the “end of AIDS” will engage the epidemic’s impact on Latinos and what needs to be done to ensure Latinos are included in these important conversations.