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NASTAD’s Podcast, Southern Steep: Brewing Stronger Community, Launches Season 4

Washington, DC – NASTAD, a leading association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S, has launched season 4 of its podcast, Southern Steep: Brewing Stronger Community. Southern Steep is a public health and social justice podcast that centers the voices of community leaders in the southern United States. Conversations highlight innovative approaches to courageous leadership, meaningful partnerships, and thriving communities. Season 4, Episode 1 is titled, “Creating New Norms” and features Joelle Espeut, Director of Programming of The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Inc., a Houston-based organization centering Black, queer plus persons to overcome barriers while ending stigma and problematic narratives to actualize a new normal.

This season, Southern Steep will feature more incredible leaders from communities across the South, covering a wide range of issues. Topics include harm reduction, mental health, housing, non-traditional partnerships, addressing social determinants of health, and so much more.  

“Southern Steep is an opportunity to highlight the voices of people in the South doing the work to end the epidemics of HIV, hepatitis, stigma, and more. This season, we have an amazing line-up of featured guests, and we cannot wait for everyone to tune in.” - Shanice Bailey, Southern Steep host and Senior Associate, Communications & Health Equity at NASTAD 

New episodes will be available every other Tuesday and can be accessed, along with older episodes, on NASTAD’s CBO Hub's Southern Steep page or any other podcast streaming platforms. 



NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. We work to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice.