This series of four courses provides community-focused health workers with the skills and competencies they need to identify and work with at-risk individuals, motivate individuals to find insurance and the proper support, understand the steps needed to manage being HIV+ or having AIDS, address co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse, prevent infection, address inappropriate reactions to people who have the virus, and communicate in a culturally competent way.

These courses will help participants become more efficient, more effective, and better able to fulfill their job responsibilities. Learners who successfully complete all four courses to earn the certificate possess critical skills that will give them what they need to make a difference in their community.

This learning track consists of four one-week courses (three core and one elective) for up to 20 people. This HIV/AIDS program lays the foundation for learners to help people protect themselves and others from the virus, address substance abuse issues and make a plan for lifestyle change. Choose from two electives: Navigating Health Insurance or Behavioral Health Care.

Duration

  • Four weeks, two to three hours per course.
  • Consists of four one-week courses (three core and one elective).

The courses in this track will equip your team to:

  • Explain HIV/AIDS basics, including ways HIV can be transmitted
  • Describe HIV risk-reduction tools and behaviors as well as treatment recommendations for people living with HIV/AIDS in a non-judgmental and confidential manner
  • Identify at-risk populations and provide social support by referring to state and local HIV/AIDS support services and resources, including insurance, community-based and clinical testing, case management and community LGBT groups/resources
  • Guide patients to the best insurance plan, including explaining basic concepts of how health insurance works.
  • Provide patients with the information they need to interact with insurance company representatives and health care providers.
  • Describe the aims and activities of health coaching.
  • Explore the stages of change and what leads to behavior change.
  • Identify the core aspects of the motivational interviewing (MI) model.
  • Identify the effects of substance abuse and who is most at risk.
  • Deliver simple substance abuse assessments and interventions.

Required Courses

Who should enroll in this track?

Non-clinical workers who are looking for general information and those who work with at-risk populations. Appropriate for medical and non-medical personnel.

Certificate

Participants who successfully complete this learning track receive a Certificate of Completion in HIV/AIDS.

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