Zero Is Possible is the 10-year, statewide plan to end the HIV epidemic and eliminate Hepatitis C (For more information, go to www.zipindiana.org). During the September 8th webinar, the community is invited to respond to the plan. What are the challenges or community barriers that need to be addressed to achieve the goal of eliminating HCV and HIV? Do region of residence, race, gender, age, or other variables affect the state’s plan? We also will discuss how you and other community members can be a part of making zero possible. The webinar format will be a facilitated conversation and you are invited to submit your questions in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org share your thoughts during the webinar.
Alfred Forbes, MFA
Founder & CEO
Alfred Forbes graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where he earned his BA in Philosophy and completed his MBA at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Forbes has worked in the health field since 1990 as an HIV Buddy, member of the NH Community Planning Group, HIV health educator, and case manager. In 2000, he joined the Northeast Capacity Building Assistance Program, which provided technical assistance addressing the HIV needs of agencies serving African American/Black men who have sex with men in the Northeast. In 2003, Al started Forbes Consulting and has worked nationally and internationally to support departments of health, organizations, and academic institutions to engage the community and strategize to address HIV and other blood-borne epidemics.
He has provided organizational development and capacity-building assistance to departments of health, community and faith-based organizations, and social justice organizations in over 25 states. He has worked with organizations in Brazil and is currently working on international HIV studies, as Chair of Project WISH Community Advisory Board, the Clinical Studies Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago.