Program Description: 

Street-based sex work has been studied extensively for decades, including reasons for entry, exposures to harm, and the complicated process to exit. The goal of the Milwaukee-based Sisters Program is to prevent violence against women involved by employing a harm-reduction model. This innovative approach addresses the health disparities of an oft-dismissed, vulnerable, and underserved population facing an unacceptably high risk of violence.  

Please RSVP to Carletta Rhodes at 

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Care Professionals
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Students
Learning objectives: 


• Discuss local and national harm reduction models to prevent violence against women 

• Describe findings from a data review and analysis of women served via street outreach and a drop-in center, including demographics and health needs

• Identify opportunities for primary care settings to best meet women’s needs, especially for those being trafficked

Faculty & credentials: 

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Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD

Presenter: Staci Young, PhD - Staci Young, PhD, associate professor of family and community medicine, is the director of the Center for Healthy Communities and Research. A qualitative methodologist, her research focus areas include advocacy for vulnerable patients and populations, cancer disparities, and structural conditions as a contributor to health equity. She has been the Principal Investigator for multiple research projects with longstanding local and statewide partners addressing harm reduction and women’s exposure to violence, the public and community health workforce, and the role of safety net clinics in ensuring access to health care for the uninsured.


Melissa DeNomie
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-8867

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
03/08/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
This session will occur virtually
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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