State and Local Best-Practices: Innovative Policies and Practices

This session will take a case study approach to examine major elements of the PrEP landscape at the state and local levels. Panelists from diverse geographic regions and policy climates will provide a brief snapshot of their own best practices, challenges, and opportunities that exist in the context of PrEP access. Following the presentations, workshop participants will work in facilitated small groups to discuss their own state, local, and regional policy challenges to provide universal PrEP access and identify best practices, opportunities, and innovative group solutions. The workshop will serve as a chance to work collaboratively with others across the country to formulate ideas that are key to building an effective policy response and build supportive structures for getting PrEP to all vulnerable populations.


  • Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Isaiah Wilson, National Black Justice Coalition
  • Mary Elizabeth Marr, Thrive Alabama
  • Dazon Dixon Diallo, MPH, DHL, SisterLove, Inc.
  • Lori Delaney, Washington State Department of Health
  • Richard Aleshire, Washington State Department of Health