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Ignite Public Health Authority

Learn about the Memphis-based SMILE program’s use of policy to decrease time to linkage-to-care for Black gay men.


The Strategic Multisite Initiative for the Identification, Linkage, and Engagement in Care of Youth with Undiagnosed HIV infection, or SMILE, provides a qualifying basis for success in clinical care management and meaningful uptake of prevention strategies among Black men who have sex with men who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. During this webinar, presenters share lessons learned from leveraging the authority of local health departments to get direct access to newly diagnosed client data—thus decreasing time to linkage to care. 


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Program Contact

Andrea Williams Stubbs

Connect to Protect (C2P) Coordinator

(901) 595-5989

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