2023 Syndemic Solutions Summit

The 2023 inaugural Syndemic Solutions Summit, designed by UMKC’s Collaborative Center to Advance Health Services, will explore the federal government’s approach to the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, substance use disorders, sexually transmitted infections, and more. The summit will bring together leaders from government, community and research to amplify the importance of inclusive, equitable and systems-level approaches to ending these epidemics. 

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Mermin, Director of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)

2023 Summit Objectives

  • Define the key elements of a syndemic framework
  • Describe existing solution-focused initiatives across disciplines that successfully synchronize strategies of a syndemic approach
  • Discuss the benefits of applying the framework to prioritize health equity among populations impacted by health disparities
  • Identify at least three ways that researchers, funders, policymakers, service providers and people with lived experience can collaborate to advance the health needs of all communities 

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Live Art

The 2023 Summit used a live artist to create a beautiful visual during the Summit that captures the multi-faceted Syndemic approach.