Outline #2

Title: Stony Brook and How It Connects to a Greater Problem 

Thesis Statement:  

  • Topic: Clinics/Public Health Centers –> Stony Brook is an example of public health center that thrives 
  • Possible Stance: Stony Brook’s work has impacted the larger community for good. 
  • Purpose: Public health crises that persists can take ques from Stony Brook to help our own health problem, 
  • Since Stony Brook is an example of a successful public health center, and the work of this medical center has impacted the larger community in a good way, we can use use Stony Brook as an example to help our own health crisis that persists today. 
  1. Introduction 
    1. Background info on HIV/AIDS 
      1. HIV 
        1. HIV is a virus that is spread through transmission of body fluids. It attacks the immune system cells usually called T cells. This damage to the immune system allows for other diseases and infections to affect the body as the broken immune system is unable to fight off such infections. (HIV.org) 
      2. AIDS 
        1. AIDS is a more severe version of HIV. When a person’s HIV has turned into AIDS, there immune system is so damaged that opportunistic infections, infections more sever in patients with damaged or weakened immune systems, cause a person to become even more ill or to die. (HIV.org) 
    2. Info about NAMES project and quilt? 
      1. How Stony Brook ties into  
  2.  Section 1: Stony Brook Quilt 
    1. HIV/AIDS Treatment Center 
      1. Stony Brook University Medical Center 
        1. When was it founded? 
          • Source: “HIV Program”
        2. Who founded it? 
        3. Who was it designed for? 
          1. Public or private? 
            • Source: Mastroianni, Peter “HIV Testing and Counseling”
              • This Source talks about HIV testing on campus for students, so it was definitely available for them.
        4. Who works there? 
          1. Students or professionals 
  3.  Section 2:  
    1. How Stony Brook relates to other quilts. 
      1. #5339 
    2. HIV/AIDS Treatment center in New York 
      1. # 
        1. Another HIV/AIDS treatment center in another city 
    3.  The connection between these 
      1. What this shows/symbolizes 
      2. A greater meaning? 
  4. Section 3: Public Health Crises Today 
    1. Crises 
      1. Background info on issue 
        1. What is happening 
            1. Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, by Type of Opioid, United States, 2000-2016.”
        2. How is it happening  
    2. Social/economic groups most likely to contract this health issue 
      1. Source: Des Jarlais, Don C., et al. “Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic: Persons Who Inject Drugs in New York City, 2011-2015.”
      2. Source : Ford, Jason A and Khary K Rigg. “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Factors That Place Adolescents at Risk for Prescription Opioid Misuse.”
        • How is this similar to how/who contracted HIV/AIDS? 
          • Source: Wakeman, Sarah E, et al. “From Documenting Death to Comprehensive Care: Applying Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic to Addiction.”
  5.  Section 3: Connecting all of these together 
    1. What can we learn about treatment/community/commitment to public health crises from Stony Brook? 
  6. Conclusion 

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