Boston University School of Public Health
University of Denver
Renee Landers, Suffolk University Law School and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS + Massachusetts LGBTQ+ Commission
Corey Prachniak-Rincon, Director, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ+ Commission
Description of Fellowship
Rory Moore (They/Them) had the opportunity to work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Office of HIV/AIDS in partnership with AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health on the June 15th, 2018 Getting to Zero Coalition HIV Innovations in Action Conference. They developed moderator guides for all 16 sessions, compiled notes, reported on the key findings from the Men Who Have Sex With Men track session, and assisted with the final report for the conference. In addition, they worked with the MDPH Office of Sexual Health and Youth Development in partnership with the MA HealthCare For All (HCFA) led Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (PATCH) Alliance to yield fact sheets on the PATCH Act, update their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Division of Insurance Bulletin for consumers, and assisted the MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth with their 2019 fiscal year policy recommendations.
Mile High Behavioral Healthcare: Denver Element Pique Program Coordinator; Served as 2019 Colorado Proud to Be PrEPPED Campaign Community Events Organizer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE); Selected in 2019 as a Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association (GMSAA) Council Member; Appointed in 2020 as a City of Northglenn, Colorado Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Equity At-Large Board Member; Co-Hosted the 2020 Denver, Colorado Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) event; Approved 2021 Denver, Colorado HIV Resources Planning Council Member.
“The Rappaport Public Policy Fellowship Program further captivated my interest in advocating for my queer Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QBIPOC) community at the state and local level. I had the honor and privilege of serving as a 2018 Harvard Rappaport Public Policy Fellow, where I worked at the state level in conjunction with community partners to work towards zero new HIV infections come 2020 in Massachusetts. Furthermore, I ensured LGBTQ+ youth and young adults knew their rights to confidential healthcare, and articulated culturally responsive policies requisite to bettering the overall health of LGBTQ+ youth. Currently, I work at the nonprofit level in Denver, Colorado and advocate at the state level to reduce HIV infections amongst our highest priority populations (Men Who Have Sex With Men, Transgender, Gender-diverse, and people of color populations).”