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Improving Linkage and Retention in HIV Care: Lessons from Implementing CHW Programs
As Community Health Workers (CHWs) are utilized more and more in settings, questions have emerged about the role of CHWs, how the CHW role is different from others on the care team, and best practices for integrating CHWs into care teams. In this webinar, participants will hear the lessons learned and best practices for implementing a CHW program in HIV care, beginning with the roles and skills that CHWs need to be effective in their work. Presenters from Boston University, the McGregor Clinic, an AIDS service organization, in Fort Myers, FL, and CrescentCare, an FQHC in New Orleans, LA, will discuss the role of the CHW on the care team and share lessons learned from a 3 year initiative on topics such as establishing program systems and infrastructure, hiring, training, job retention, and supervision. Staff from the McGregor Clinic and CrescentCare will share their experience with developing a CHW program and integrating CHWs into their HIV care team. An extensive period for questions and discussion is also planned.

Sep 12, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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