The first part of our three part series will focus on Supporting People With HIV to Participate in the HIV Workforce and Planning Council/Planning Body Activities. We will start our series off with a community focused session on HIV.
HIV agencies often focus on employment services--for people with HIV as well as their staff. For patients/consumers, employment support is increasingly crucial given the disproportionate impact of HIV on lower income individuals, who are living long and hopefully productive lives given the effectiveness of HIV treatment and care. Support may include, for example, job training, hiring of peers to work with clients (e.g., peer educators, peer navigators), and support for individuals transitioning from correctional facilities.
Webinars and Training
- ACE TA Center
Learn about unique enrollment challenges facing recently incarcerated people with HIV and concrete strategies to improve transition planning at the state, program, and client levels.
Tools and Job Aids
- Planning CHATT
Guide for planning councils/planning bodies to conduct orientation and ongoing training to prepare members to participate fully in RWHAP Part A planning and decision making.
- Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Training compendium for agencies seeking to develop programs that utilize peers to help engage and retain other people with HIV in care. Also en Espanol: Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)
- HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health
Toolkit for planning a peer training program for HIV-positive peers who work to engage and retain people with HIV in health care.
Reports and Best Practices
- SPNS Improving Care and Treatment Coordination Black Women with HIVInnovative strategies adapted by agencies to deliver bundled interventions for improving health outcomes for Black women with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The HIV, Housing & Employment ProjectCOVID-19 adjustments developed by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients.
- The HIV, Housing & Employment ProjectThe goal of Project HERO is to improve HIV outcomes through an established patient-centered medical home by linking people living with HIV who are unstably housed to HIV care, housing, and employment services.
- Boston University School of Public Health
Resources to help clinics integrate community health workers (CHW) into an HIV multidisciplinary team model.
- Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, The HIV, Housing & Employment Project
Best practices (and extensive resource links) for integrating into medical care teams the non-medical staff called Navigators.
- The HIV, Housing & Employment Project
Review of strategies for housing vulnerable populations in tight housing markets.
- Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health
SPNS innovative and replicable HIV service delivery models using HIV+ peers.