Capacity Building at Iris House
Iris House is proud to be a resource to our community and our colleagues.
The Women as the Face of AIDS Summit
Every spring, Iris House offers the Women as the Face of AIDS Summit. This event is programmed by a volunteer committee made of of both Iris House staff and external participants. It provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals to present abstracts, develop presentations, clarify their own thinking and evaluation processes in the act of doing so, and build public speaking skills.
Most presentations are available on our website after the fact to provide further resources to the community at large.
Iris House, in collaboration with the National Women and AIDS Collective and Christie's Place, produced a series of webinars on PrEP in 2016. The recordings of those sessions can be found here.
As grants and funding become available, we will continue adding to this series.
Leading Ladies / Train the Trainer
Leading Ladies is a program for Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) providing capacity building assistance for their HIV/AIDS ministries and work within their community. The program covers the following topics: women’s health and HIV education, educational workshops through SISTA and SIHLE interventions to reduce HIV among African American/Latina women ages 14 and older. Empowering Leading Ladies: Two women from the FBO participate in the Leading Ladies Train the Trainer (TOT) and trained to deliver a Women’s Health & Wellness Workshop focused on women’s health and HIV. FBOs with capacity are asked to host a Community Health and Wellness Fairs to include blood pressure, glucose, HIV testing. Offered as funding and resources are available.
Iris House staff are on call to train individuals and groups of people about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Our teams have trained high school students, business professionals, police and fire departments, unions and staff of other non-profit organizations. If you'd like a presentation for your organization, please contact us for more information.
For further information on any of the programs above, please contact
Ofelia Barrios, Senior Director of Community Health Initiatives at
212-423-9049 or by email.