Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along The HIV Care Continuum

Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along The HIV Care Continuum

Event Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Event Type: Webinar / Teleconference

IHIP Webinar

This webinar will discuss how to effectively engage and retain transgender women of color in HIV care. This HRSA/HAB webinar will profile successes from the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program. Speakers from TransLife Care in Chicago and the Bandy Martell Project in Fremont, California will share their tested strategies and lessons learned for designing and implementing programs that serve this important and vulnerable population. They will discuss:

  • How projects provided a holistic set of services to address not just health needs, but legal aid, employment training, transportation, and relationship building.
  • What culturally competent care looks like and why it’s crucial for transgender women of color, who face entrenched stigma, discrimination, and marginalization. 
  • The essential role of peer navigators for retaining clients, and how programs can reduce turnover and keep them engaged with their work.
  • How to use harm reduction and trauma informed care to support clients along the HIV care continuum. 

Presenters will share best practices, intervention replication tips, and participate in a Q&A session.

This webinar is brought to you by the SPNS Integrating HIV Innovative Practices (IHIP) project.