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Webinar: Community Health Workers (CHWs) in HIV Services: Insights from Virginia

Authors: Baughman, A., Recupero, L., Carr, S.

Date: 2017

Project: Improving Access to HIV Care Using CHWs

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

Community Health Workers have the potential to improve outcomes on the HIV care continuum, but what does that look like in a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funded agency? What is their scope of work and how can they be funded? During this interactive webinar course, the second in a series and presented on Nov. 16, 2017, Leonard Recupero and Susan Carr from the Virginia Department of Health, HIV Services Unit, shared their experiences integrating CHWs into these RWHAP services; working with CHWs to enhance HIV prevention and care services; and improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum. The webinar discussed funding, program planning, and the scope of work for CHWs in HIV care.
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APHA Presentation: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care

Authors: Baughman, A.

Date: 2017

Project: Improving Access to HIV Care Using CHWs

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

Presented at American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in November 2017, this presentation describes the project to train and integrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) into primary HIV care. It describes how the project relates to the C3 Project and the federal HIV continuum of care and identifies ways that CHWs have been integrated into the project.

Webinar: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care

Authors: Bachman, S., Wilkinson, G., Rajabiun, S., Davich, J.

Date: 2017

Project: Improving Access to HIV Care Using CHWs

Keywords: Health Inequities, HIV/AIDS

During this interactive webinar course, the first in a series and presented on July 27, 2017, participants learn why community health workers (CHWs) could be key to reducing barriers to care faced by underserved and hard-to-reach populations, specifically in HIV systems. The course defines the role of CHWs, how they are integrated into health care teams, and how they function as an integral part of the health care system. Experts share real-world illustrative examples of CHWs working in HIV care. Participants learn about building—and expanding—internal capacity for CHWs.
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