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Building Effective Interventions for Latino/a Clients

Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Event Type: Webinar / Teleconference


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Register for the webinar and learn how two demonstration sites from the HRSA HAB Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program that supported Latino/a clients of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent through the HIV care continuum. Presenters will share how they used a transnational approach to build rapport with clients and address their barriers to care through multi-level interventions.

Topics to be Covered

  • Intersection of HIV and substance use disorders
  • Working with syringe services programs
  • Reducing Stigma 
  • Improving authenticity and communication with Latino/a clients and communities

Presenters (see below) will highlight their lessons learned, provide intervention replication tips, and participate in a Q&A session.

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Patricia Aguado, Ph.D, LCSW, The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, Chicago, IL, Proyecto Promover

Patricia Aguado is a bilingual/bicultural Social Worker with over 15 years of practice and research experience in the field of HIV/AIDS, specializing in HIV positive Spanish speaking immigrant populations. She has experience in conducting mental health and substance use assessments, individual therapy, peer and student supervision, and the evaluation of HIV training programs. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). She is the project director of Proyecto Promover, a HRSA-SPNS federal grant focused on engaging and retaining Mexicans in HIV care. 

Laura Bamford, M.D., M.S.C.E., Philly FIGHT, Philadelphia, PA, Clinica Bienestar

Laura P. Bamford is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the medical director of Clinica Bienestar and a staff physician at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Dr. Bamford is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Her specialties are in the areas of engagement in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) care as well as management of opiate use disorder. She is co-chair of the Naloxone Distribution and Safer Opioid Prescribing Subgroup of the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Overdose Prevention Task Force and was a member of the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia on the Public Education and Prevention Subcommittee. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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