World AIDS Day

In CMCC's on-going commitment to promote campus health as well as the health of the communities we serve, the campus community came together to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1. Campus Health worked collaboratively with the Division of Clinical Education and the LGBTQ2+ Alliance Club to bring guest speaker, Mike Smith, Gay Men’s Health System Coordinator from the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) to educate our community on ways we could improve health care access and care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other marginalized groups. Mike challenged us on our thinking about our intake practices from completing a patient intake form to addressing patients by their preferred pronoun. Creating a space that is safe, welcoming, and respectful is one way to begin addressing the health disparities that exist in this community.