Improving Linkage and Retention in HIV Care: Lessons from Implementing a CHW Program in HIV Care
Event Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Event Type: Training/Technical Assistance Event, Webinar / Teleconference
Boston University School of Public Health
Webinar review of the roles and skills that community health workers (CHWs) need to be effective in their work. Role clarification is essential as CHWs are playing a greater role in health care setting, which has raised questions among staff about their roles and how they differ from others on HIV care teams.
Presenters from Boston University, the McGregor Clinic, an AIDS service organization in Fort Myers, FL, and CrescentCare, a dually funded HRSA Health Center in New Orleans, LA, discussed the role of a CHW on the HIV care team and share lessons learned from a recent three-year initiative.