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Webinar, 9/12: Integrating Community Health Workers into HIV Care

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2:00 pm ET

As Community Health Workers (CHWs) are used in more health settings, questions have emerged about the role of CHWs, how the CHW role is different from others on the care team, and best practices for integrating CHWs into care teams. In this webinar, participants will hear the lessons learned and best practices for implementing a CHW program in HIV care, beginning with the roles and skills that CHWs need to be effective in their work.

Presenters from Boston University’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH); the McGregor Clinic, an AIDS service organization, in Fort Myers, FL; and CrescentCare, a Federally Qualified Health Center in New Orleans, LA, will discuss the role of the CHW on the care team and share lessons learned from a three-year initiative on topics such as establishing program systems and infrastructure, hiring, training, job retention, and supervision. Staff from the McGregor Clinic and CrescentCare will also share their experience with developing a CHW program and integrating CHWs into their HIV care team. There will be an extensive period for questions and discussion. 

This webinar is a part of CISWH’s Improving Access to HIV Care Using CHWs project