DMC SINAI GRACE HOSPITAL HIV/AIDS PROGRAM, Detroit, MI, 9/20/04-11/01/06 • Program Coordinator for the HIV/AIDS Program’s HIV Primary Care and Treatment Adherence Programs under a Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency (CARE) Act Title I grant from the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and a Title III grant in conjunction with Wayne State University serving over 1800 patients within the Metropolitan Detroit Area • Wrote grants resulting in $250,000.00 in HIV Primary and Treatment Adherence Funding • Served as the Ryan White Title III Representative on the City of Detroit Health Department Southeast Michigan Planning Council • Managed all Prevention, Case Management, Treatment Adherence, and Primary Care Related Services
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Wayne County Department of Human Services, Advisory Committee Chair, 12/1/11-Present Homeless Action Network of Detroit, Board of Director,12/1/11-Present State of Michigan Children’s Welfare Citizen Review Panel, 11/1/11-Present Detroit Receiving Hospital, Board of Trustees, 10/1/11-Present Kellogg Foundation Fellow Community Advisor, 11/1/10-Present National Alliance to End Homelessness, LGBT and Allies Advisory Board, 10/1/09-Present AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM) Board of Director, 6/1/08-Present
PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS Hughes, Laura. “Youth Homelessness Moves Forward as a Major LGBHTQ Issue…Thanks to the White House.” Huffigton Post. 3/9/2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-a-hughes/homeless-lgbtyouth_b_1333732.html Hughes, Laura. “These homeless youth need help meeting special challenges.” Detroit Free Press Editorial. 1/28/2011. Rice DK, Hughes, LA, Uselton A, Peppers S, Davis LV. Implementation of an STD screening program for female inmates housed in a large county jail. Accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 7-11, 2009, Philadelphia, PA and National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 17-21, Orlando, FL. SAMSHA & Homeless Resource Center (HRC) Webcast Resources: Learning from the Field: Serving LGBTQI2-S Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Ford Foundation Grantee with the University of Michigan. Co-Investigator. The project explores health outcomes of economically vulnerable youth in Detroit, with a specific emphasis on African American girls, African American transgender youth, and Latino youth. Responsible for the development of strategies, community based initiatives, and participatory action research modules designed to engage at-risk youth. Provides ongoing advice for program design, methodology, and implementation.
AWARDS/DESIGNATIONS • Leadership Detroit Class XXX • Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence 2011 Award