The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) in collaboration with the Federal Training Center Collaborative (FTCC) would like to invite you to participate in this collaborative initiative entitled, "FTCC U.S./Mexico Border Collaborative: Timely topics on HIV & border related issues."

FTCC Collaborative:  

    • Cardea Services
    • Heartland National TB Center
    • The University of Texas/Austin, School of Social Work Research Center
    • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

Registration

Please click on the buttons below to register for training sessions. Pre-registration is required for each session.  Event details about each event are listed below in order of event date.

 

 

Click on the button above in order to register for this self-study module!

 

Click on the button above in order to register for this self-study module!

Bonus! Mental Health Assessment Tool

 

Click on the button above in order to register for this self-study module!

 

Click on the button above in order to register for this self-study module!

 

Click on the button above in order to register for this self-study module!

 

 

NA

 

Training Details

 

Self-Study Module! HIV Treatment Cascade & Stigma’s Impact on MSM on the U.S./Mexico Border

Course presented by the Dallas STD/HIV Prevention Training Center; UT Southwestern Medical Center; School of Health Professions.

Available starting: May 1, 2013

Log-in at your convenience!

Session Description: This web-based training will orient viewers to the HIV treatment cascade that describes the current status of the continuum of care from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression. Viewers will use this illustration of unmet treatment opportunities to frame a discussion around one reason why these opportunities exist: HIV based stigma and discrimination. This presentation will examine stigma’s impact on HIV care for Latino men with HIV/AIDS residing on the Texas/Mexico border who have sex with other men. In both clinical and non-clinical settings, these men experience stigma and discrimination related to their status and sexual orientation. This may create barriers to continuous engagement in care as outlined in the HIV treatment cascade. Clinicians will learn a three-step process to address these barriers with the context of a clinical setting. In addition, they will be oriented to resources for optimizing delivery of care and treatment at different points on this continuum.

Continuing Education: CEs are not available for this training.

Target Audience: Physicians, clinicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, counselors, social workers and staff who work with border populations in HIV treatment settings.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define the HIV treatment continuum of care and treatment cascade;
    • Identify social and cultural attitudes and beliefs related to stigma affecting HIV-positive Latino men who have sex with men;
    • Describe how stigma contributes to discriminatory practices that impact linkage to and engagement in HIV care for these patients;
    • Define three levels of potential intervention within health care facilities to address discriminatory practices; and
    • Utilize a three-step process to address stigma-related barriers to linkage and engagement within clinical settings.

Questions? Please contact Tracee Belzle (214.645.7306).

Would you like to participate?  Please register via the registration boxes above!

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Self Study Module! The Impact of Substance Abuse & Mental Illness in Developing HIV & TB

Co-provided by the Heartland National TB Center and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center

Available starting: TBD

Log-in at your convenience!

Session Description: This one-hour distance learning course is designed to bring awareness on how mental illness and substance abuse can lead to the engagement of poor and negligent behavior.  This type of behavior can then lead to an increase risk of contracting HIV and TB.  It will inform about mental illness and the various disorders associated with it.  It will provide information on alcohol and drug abuse and how they are associate with risky behavior.  It will them provide general information about HIV & TB and provide epidemiological information in regards to HIV & TB along the Mexican-American border.

Continuing Education: Click here for details!

Target Audience: This course is intended for physicians, nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or tuberculosis (TB) both infection and disease.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define what is substance abuse and mental health issues.
    • Define risky behaviors and hwo it leads to HIV & TB.
    • Identify the importance of diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness in patiets with HIV and TB.

Questions? Please contact Sam Caballero (210.531.4545).

Would you like to participate?  Please register via the registration boxes above!

Bonus! Mental Health Assessment Tool

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Self-Study Module: Can Health Literacy Help? Medication Adherence for U.S./Mexico Border Populations with HIV/AIDS

Co-provided by Cardea and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center

Available Starting: May 9, 2013

Session Description: This self-paced module offers an enduring and interactive review of the topics covered in Kath Anderson’s webinar (broadcast LIVE on May 2, 2013) of the same title. How well do your patients follow their HIV medication regimen? How do you know that they understand your instructions? How can you and your staff meet the needs of your patients and increase their ability to take their HIV medication appropriately? This training will enable participants to utilize health literate communication strategies in working with patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in order to increase adherence to medication regimens.

Continuing Education: CE's are not available for this course.  However, Certificates of Attendance are available.

Target Audience: Physicians, clinicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, counselors, social workers and staff who work with border populations in HIV treatment settings.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define health literacy.
    • Identify basic health literate guidelines for written patient education tools for HIV medication management.
      Discuss health literate communication strategies to assess patient understanding of HIV medication regimens.

Questions? Please contact Lori Weber (512.474.2166).

    Would you like to participate?  Please register via the registration boxes above!

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Webinar! Medication Assisted Treatment with Substance Use Dependence Treatment Programs & HIV Workforce Development for Hispanic Populations

Co-provided by the South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center

LIVE Broadcast Date: April 4, 2013

12:00 - 1:00 pm CT | 7:00 am Hawaii | 9:00 am Alaska | 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 1:00 pm ET

   Victor Flores, MC LAC  

   National Hispanic and Latino ATTC

   Universidad Central del Caribe

   San Juan, Puerto Rico

  

  

 

 

Session Description: The Hispanic and Latino population continues to grow at an amazing rate where the number of persons in this group will double by year 2050. This diverse group is likely to need services in behavioral health. That need could translate into needing a workforce prepared to address these needs, having a system where interpretation and translation are a must and understanding the nuances associated with delivering services to work with this population proficiently. Therefore, the issue of delivering mental health and HIV services to specialized populations has to take into account many factors in order to be effective.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as an option to treat substance use disorders has gained prominence even more with the call for integration of primary care, behavioral health services and HIV/AIDS services. Since the primary target populations are often injecting drug users, the risk factors for HIV/AIDS transmission are high. Historically, Hispanics and Latinos have not been open and accepting of MAT as an option despite having positive results. Although opinions may differ somewhat from organizations, and counselors, regarding the use of MAT in treatment settings, it is a tool that has provided promising results. Satisfaction with services has also been noted. Continued efforts with regard to engagement and outreach(especially HIV positive clients) are necessary and materials and training are crucial if MAT is to be an option for Hispanics and Latinos.

Continuing Education: CEs were only available for LIVE broadcast (April 4, 2013)

*Certificates of Attendance are available, upon request.  Evaluation form is required before certificates are received. A Certificate of Attendance is NOT a CEU.

Target Audience: Providers of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and HIV Services along the U.S. Mexico Border of Texas and New Mexico.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Gain knowledge and understanding of characteristics and demographics of the Hispanic and Latino population that are at risk for injection drug use, and HIV infection.
    • Gain a better understanding of barriers to treatment for Hispanics and Latinos.
    • Become more knowledgeable in treatment strategies and implications in working with Hispanics and Latinos.

Questions? For questions on the topic and the webinar format, please contact Phil Orrick.

Would you like to participate?  Please register via the registration boxes above!

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Webinar! Can Health Literacy Help? Medication Adherence for U.S./Mexico Border Populations with HIV/AIDS

Co-provided by Cardea and the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center

May 2, 2013

12:00 - 1:30 pm CT | 7:00 am Hawaii | 9:00 am Alaska | 10:00 am PT | 11:00 am MT | 1:00 pm ET

   Kath Anderson, MA  

   Program Manager

   Sage Words  

   Austin, TX

  

   Sage Words helps health care professionals deliver information in ways that empower

   individuals to understand and take charge of their own health care.

 

Session Description: How well do your patients follow their HIV medication regimen? How do you know that they understand your instructions? What kinds of special issues do border populations have with regards to adhering to their HIV medication? How can you and your staff meet the needs of your patients and increase their ability to take their HIV medication appropriately? This webinar will enable participants to utilize health literate communication strategies in working with patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in order to increase adherence to medication regimens.

Recording: This webinar will be recorded and available for those who are not able to participate in the LIVE webinar broadcast on May 2nd.  If you would like to be notified of once the recording is available, please contact Ashley Tijerina

*Certificate of Attendance is available for webinar recording, upon request.

CEs are only available for the LIVE broadcast on May 2nd. View details below.

Continuing Education: Click here for details!

Target Audience: Physicians, clinicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, counselors, social workers and staff who work with border populations in HIV treatment settings.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Define health literacy.
    • Describe how U.S./Mexico border populations can be understood in the context of health literacy.
    • Identify basic health literate guidelines for written patient education tools for HIV medication management.
    • Discuss health literate communication strategies to assess patient understanding of HIV medication regimens.

Questions? For questions on the topic and the webinar format, please contact Lori Weber (512.474.2166). For questions regarding registration, please contact Ashley Tijerina (214.590.6686).

    Would you like to participate?  Please register via the registration boxes above!

_______________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  

 

 

*Would you like to be invited to future trainings?  Click on the Subscribe button!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education (CE)

CEs are only available for certain trainings. View "Training Details" below for more information.

 

Questions???

Please contact Ashley Tijerina (214.590.6686).

 

 

 

 

 

 


EVENT CALENDAR


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

About UsStaffContact UsSubscribe