Alliance for Positive Change, a New York City community-based organization, will present its pioneering peer training and workforce development initiatives that create opportunities for low-income New Yorkers with shared, lived experiences to re-enter the workforce. Additionally, presenters will provide an overview of the proven health and psychosocial benefits of returning to work for people with HIV.
- Gain knowledge of the critical role of employment and vocational training for persons with HIV in reducing viral load and ending the epidemic.
- Describe how participation in the peer training and peer internship program impact psychosocial outcomes leading to improved health, as well as vocational development, through the lens of Goldblum and Kohlenberg's (2005) Client-Focused Considering Work Model.
- Learn best practices to integrate peer navigators and community health workers into medical, behavioral health, and social service organizations.