Devin Hursey

40 under 40 class of 2019

Peer Educator/Public Health Advocate

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"I serve my community in many different ways because the public health needs of this community are multidimensional. Improving public health for the BMSM population requires no less than an understanding of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability, and the impact that each of these factors have on the social determinants of health."

BOLD SOLUTION: Devin advocated on behalf of young black men (one in Missouri, the other in Arkansas), by activating a network of advocates and supporters across the country. In one instance, Devin created a slide that could be inserted into presentations at the 2018 U.S. Conference on AIDS, the largest annual HIV conference in the nation. The slide was shared throughout the HIV advocacy community, and as a result of Devin’s work, donations to a legal fund grew from a few hundred dollars to more than $3,000. He and the Missouri HIV Justice coalition testified on behalf of MO HB 166 to modernize the state’s HIV criminal statute.

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