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Recruiting, Hiring, and Supporting HIV Positive Peers in HIV Care and Treatment

Recruiting, Hiring, and Supporting HIV Positive Peers in HIV Care and Treatment

July 1, 2009
Author:
Peer Center
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

Peers living with HIV/AIDS play an essential role in engaging HIV-positive individuals in care and treatment. But the unique nature of that role brings with it special considerations and challenges when recruiting and hiring peers. This Webcast will help participants learn to identify strategies for recruiting and hiring peers including what qualifications to look for, how to conduct interviews, how to orient and train peers prior to working with clients, and how to introduce and retain peers as part of the health care team. The Webcast includes speakers from four organizations who will share their strategies for recruiting, hiring and supporting peers at their organizations: Christie's Place, San Diego, CA, partner of the Lotus Project; Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Disease (WORLD), Oakland, CA, Lotus Project; Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, a partner of PACT Project; Project ARK, St. Louis, MO, a partner of People to People Project

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