Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.
We accomplish this by conducting research, training community health workers, educating and testing people who are hard to reach or at risk, sharing our expertise through national networks and local capacity building efforts, and advocating for practical and effective health policies that lead to social change.
Una Conversación Communitaria: Cura y Más de VIH (A Community Conversation: HIV Cure & More)
As part of the lead-up to the 2019 International AIDS Society (IAS) conference in Mexico City, CEG collaborated with local NGO partners Casa de la Sal and Clínica Especializada Condesa, as well as Mexico’s Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas (CIENI) and the Washington DC-based Martin Delany Collaboratory (MDC) BELIEVE program, to present a two-day pre-conference event on July 18-19, 2019. Hosting more than 300 attendees, Una Conversación Communitaria brought local people living with HIV/AIDS, NGO workers, students, and public health professionals who might otherwise have been unable to experience IAS 2019 together with international researchers, scientists, academics, and community organizations offering global learning opportunities. The event also helped ensure that the voices of the Mexican people could still be included in the international dialogue about HIV/AIDS, at a time when the Mexican government has cut back the resources available to local NGOs. Video of the event is available here.