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CLAS in Behavioral Health: Health Equity for Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS
June 17, 2020

View recording buttonThe National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities. This webinar will discuss how health care organizations need to ensure that awareness, adoption, and implementation of the National CLAS Standards are incorporated to have a more inclusive definition of culture in order to better serve persons living with HIV/AIDS.


  • Learn about quality and compassionate care services for persons living with HIV (PLWH)
  • Discuss impact of stigma and discrimination on the overall wellness of PLWH
  • Analyze emotional, physical and psychological needs of PLWH
  • Explore trauma-informed principles and holistic health support
  • Address behavioral health care and related HIV care services



Jacqueline Coleman headshotJacqueline Coleman, MEd, MSM, BA, CPC, certified professional coach with extensive experience as a senior program manager. Jacqueline has expertise in workforce development, organizational development and contract management. She is a cultivator and trainer of professionals in multiple sectors.  Jacqueline provides strategic consultation on LEADERVATION (gender-tailored programs, equity and diversity initiatives, and systems change processes).


Michelle Lopez headshotMichelle Lopez, CASAC. BA, Healthy Aging Specialist at GMHC. Ms. Lopez serves the HIV Positive LGBT client population. Her services include individual mental health and substance use screenings, brief interventions, and referrals; and educational workshops relevant to the health of aging LGBT clients with HIV including physical, dental, and mental health. As a private consultant, Michelle was able to implement HIV care and services at a private primary care facility under the Medical Practice of Brooklyn Family Medical Center.