Laura Roche, MSW, BA

Program coordinator
Public Health Insitute of Metropolitan chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Laura Roche is a Program Coordinator at Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC). She coordinates Protecting Our Patients (POP), a campaign that mobilizes health care teams to reduce stigmas that hinder healthy patient outcomes. POP currently has two initiatives including the integration of routine HIV screening into general health care and providing affirming health care to all patients. In her work on POP, Ms. Roche is responsible for conducting partner engagement and management, overseeing campaign implementation and evaluation in each health care site, and developing new campaign materials and training modules. She is also responsible for training, leading, and providing ongoing coaching to health care champions around providing comprehensive and quality care in order to promote health equity, improve patient experiences, and increase access to care for marginalized populations.
Ms. Roche also coordinates the implementation of routine HIV screening into a network of clinical systems and county jails. In this role, she conducts training and technical assistance, and tracks the progress and quality of work by subcontracted organizations. She also collects and analyzes HIV screening data, conducts programmatic research, and assists with the reporting of progress and findings.
Ms. Roche earned a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University and a Master of Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work.


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