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NECA AETC January 2024 Update



NECA AETC January 2024 Update


Welcome to the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center's monthly newsletter, bringing you everything you need to know about our work — from webinars and panels to the latest guidelines and more!

This month:

  1. NECA in the Know Podcast Ep. 125: Behavioral Health and HIV (Released January 4)

  2. Online: Providing Gender Affirming Care for People with HIV (January 12)

  3. Online: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency (January 19)

  4. Online: Addressing Stigma as a Structural Determinant of Health Disparities (January 19)

  5. Online: Obesity management for People with HIV/AIDS (PWH) (January 23)

  6. Job Posting: Program Coordinator (Stony Brook)

  7. Online: Upcoming sessions — NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series

  8. Event: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD (February 7)

  9. Resource: NECA AETC Mobile Apps



NECA in the Know: A podcast for healthcare providers in the HIV field


Episode 125: Behavioral Health and HIV 


Release Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024


Description: To kick off the new year, Marianna sits down with Dr. Robert Remien to talk about behavioral health along the HIV care continuum and why it should matter for HIV care providers.


Watch a preview of the podcast, and listen to the full episode on SpotifyApple Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts.



Online: Providing Gender Affirming Care for People with HIV (January 12)

When: Friday, January 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Speaker: 

  • David W. Rosenthal, DO, PhD, AAHIVS, Medical Director, Center for Young, Adolescent and Pediatric HIV Attending Physician, Division of Allergy/Immunology Northwell Health Physician Partners; Medical Director, Center for Transgender Care Northwell Health Physician Partners LGBTQ Transgender Program at New Hyde Park; Adult Adolescent and Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the barriers for transgender patients to seek healthcare and how to overcome them.

  • Identify the unique medical needs of transgender patients, including primary prevention. 

  • Understand the medical and non-medical options for trans patients. 

Credit: 

CME: The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgement:

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Registration:

Questions? Contact Stephen Sebor, LCSW at email stephen.sebor@stonybrook.edu



Online: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency (January 19)

When: Friday, January 19, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Speaker: 

  • Anthony J. Santella DrPH, MCHES, CPH, Professor of Public Health, Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

Target Audience:

  • This program will be of interest to case managers, social workers, mental health practitioners, and other mental health counselors. Other disciplines are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate sex, gender, gender expression, and gender expectation.

  • Discuss the importance of pronouns when providing health care.

  • Describe LGBT-specific indicators in Healthy People 2030 (Healthy People 2030 identifies public health priorities to help individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States improve health and well-being as designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services).

Credit: 

This activity is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit. Albany Medical Center is an approved provider for Social Work Continuing Education.

Albany Medical Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0522.

CE Credit is ONLY available to Social Workers licensed in the State of New York.

All other participants will receive a general certificate of attendance. Acknowledgement: This program is sponsored by Albany Medical College, Division of HIV Medicine under the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education & Training Center.

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Any trade/brand names for products mentioned during this presentation are for training and identification purposes only.

Registration:

Questions? Contact John Prokop at 518-262-6864 or by at email prokopw@amc.edu



Online: Addressing Stigma as a Structural Determinant of Health Disparities (January 19)

When: Friday, January 19, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Speaker: 

  • Ann D. Bagchi, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, APN, Associate Professor of Professional Practice Department of Supply Chain Management Rutgers Business School 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and distinguish between different types of health-related stigma.

  • Understand stigma as a structural determinant of health.

  • Understand the "Bystander Effect".

  • Identify characteristics of Step UP! SOS as a structural-level health intervention.

  • Share the training with others


Credit: 

  • CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM


Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council forContinuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


  • The Albany Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • This 1.0 hour class may be used for CE credits for the NYS Peer Worker Certification Program in HIV, HCV, Harm Reduction and PrEP offered through the NYSDOH.


Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services


Registration:

Questions: Contact Catherine Farquharson (cf2863@cumc.columbia.edu)



Online: Obesity management for People with HIV/AIDS (PWH) (January 23)


When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET


Speaker: 

  • Juan Carlos Fuentes-Rosales, MD, JD, MPH, LLM, FACP, SFHM, FASAM, DABOM, Director of Population Health, Peer-to-Peer and Payer Relations Physician Advisor, Hospitalist, Associate Designated Institutional Officer, Associate Residency Training Program Director & Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Department of Medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the epidemiology of Obesity.

  • Discuss the challenges of PWH regarding Obesity. 

  • Explain the basics of the pathogenesis of Obesity. 

  • Describe the definition and classification of Obesity. 

  • Summarize the principles of management of Obesity.


Credit: 


CME: Continuing Medical Education Credits: The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Acknowledgement:

Funding for this presentation was made possible by U1OHA29291 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Registration:


Questions? Contact Stephen Sebor, LCSW at email stephen.sebor@stonybrook.edu




Job Posting: Program Coordinator


NECA AETC Regional Partner Stony Brook Medicine is currently seeking a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will have the primary responsibility of coordinating the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center grant which includes work plan development, scheduling of training for clinical providers at various locations throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties; establishing new local program sites, monthly reports for existing programs and new initiatives; and to oversee all quality improvement projects. 


For more information, please see the posted job description: 




Upcoming sessions — NAHEWD 'Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field Webinar Series


The following are upcoming sessions in NAHEWD's Bridging HIV & SUD: Innovations in the Field webinar series:


Friday, February 2, at 12pm ET: HIV, Harm Reduction, and Youth Engagement


Presented by Mike Selick, MSW, this training will provide an updated lens on the current state of HIV and substance use in the United States. We will discuss rates of HIV amongst people who use drugs (PWUD) and what unique factors impact health outcomes for them. Guidelines for prevention and meaningful engagement surrounding risk reduction for PWUD will be discussed as well as a focus on engaging youth who are living with HIV and youth engaging in substance. You can register for the session here.



Event: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD (February 7)

 

Description: February 7 is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was first observed in 1999. This observance is a day to acknowledge how HIV disproportionately affects Black people.


Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system may affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention services. These issues may also reduce the likelihood of engaging in HIV treatment and care. NBHAAD is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among Black communities.

This year’s theme is "Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities".


Engage: Discussing ways to better involve the black community in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts. This can include outreach programs, community partnerships, and utilizing local leaders and influencers to promote HIV testing and destigmatize the conversation around HIV/AIDS.


Educate: Focusing on improving HIV/AIDS education among black youth and adults. This could cover the latest research, treatment options, understanding of PrEP and PEP medications, and debunking myths that contribute to stigma and discrimination.


Empower: Highlighting success stories and strategies that have effectively empowered black individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Empowerment can be through advocacy, policy change, access to care, and support systems.


Stay tuned for more information on events and activities for the day!




One last thing before you go...

Don't forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date on our programs. We post on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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