Trainings

DC CARE has been providing trainings to strengthen the capacity and competency of individuals and organizations in the field of HIV and sexual health sciences since its inception over twenty years ago.  We have a core faculty comprised of over 20 subject matter experts that facilitate various trainings, including, but not limited to:  Grant Writing and Fund Development, Cultural Competency, and Successful Strategies for Promoting Treatment Adherence outside the Clinical Setting.

Upcoming Trainings

  • October 6, 2014, 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Patient Navigation
    This training is being facilitated by the National Community Health Partners (NCHP)

  • October 7, 2014, 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Linkage to Care
    This training is being facilitated by the National Community Health Partners (NCHP)

  • October 9th 2014, 8:30AM-5:00PM
    Cultural Competency Training
    Registration Form
    This program is funded wholly, or in part, by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Administration

  • October 14, 2014, 9:30AM-11:00AM
    Measuring Treatment Adherence Roundtable
    Treatment Adherence Roundtables are conducted in cooperation with Clinical Pharmacy Associates, Inc, with funding from the DC Department of Health-HAHSTA.

  • October 15, 2014, 9:00AM-5:00PM
    National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

  • October 23, 2014, 10:00AM-12:00PM
    I Take Charge of My Health and HIV
    Registration Form
    Scott Thompson, MPH
    This program is sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.

  • October 30, 2014
    Clinical Update
    This program is sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

  • November 4-6, 2014, 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Comprehensive AIDS Training Initiative
    Registration Form
    This program is funded wholly, or in part, by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Administration

DC CARE provides trainings on the following topics. Please continue to check our training calendar for new trainings.

 

 

TRAINING TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS

  • Cost Modeling, Cost Analysis, and Third Party Billing
    The changing funding landscape among many support service agencies provides the opportunity for these typically grant dominated agencies to collaborate with medical homes to create billable services. To successfully execute third-party billing and reimbursement a great deal of planning and skill development is required. This training will equip organizations with a review of basic concepts of billing and cost modeling, provide specific examples of how these concepts can be used to facilitate reimbursement for services provided in these collaborations, and provide examples of tools providers can use to determine costs for services rendered.

  • Clinical Update
    This workshop is designed to be relevant and practical to clinical practice and promote client adherence to their HIV treatment regimens to achieve optimum health and well-being. Expert speakers deliver the latest in clinical research and current best practice to nurses, medical case managers, community health workers, peer advocates and treatment adherence counselors.

  • Human Resources for Small Non-profits
    Overview: Small non-profits often face unique challenges when it comes to human resources.  A limited staff accompanied by unpredictable funding can make executing successful human resources a daunting task.  However, it is essential that non-profit agencies prioritize this component if they wish to accomplish their goals and mission.  This training will provide agencies with a guide to plan, direct, and coordinate human resource management activities of an organization to maximize the strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee compensation, recruitment, personnel policies, and regulatory compliance.

  • Billing and Cost Modeling
    Overview: The changing funding landscape among many support service agencies provides the opportunity for these typically grant dominated agencies to collaborate with medical homes to create billable services.  To successfully execute third-party billing and reimbursement a great deal of planning and skill development is required.  This training will equip organizations with a review of basic concepts of billing and cost modeling, provide specific examples of how these concepts can be used to facilitate reimbursement for services provided in these collaborations, and provide examples of tools providers can use to determine costs for services rendered.

  • Comprehensive AIDS Training Iniative (CATI)
    Overview: This three-day interdisciplinary program is designed to provide a comprehensive orientation for staff that are new to the HIV field as well as providing updates on critical issues for experienced staff adapting to a rapidly changing environment.  Expert faculty cover topics including the epidemiology of HIV in DC overall and specific sub-populations, overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Implications of ACA for Ryan White Program, policy and procedures issues such as protection of personal health informaton, HIPAA, and various population and program issues and strategies.

  • Cultural Competency
    Overview: Cultural competency is a critical issue in effective service delivery.  Defining cultural competency broadly, including  factors such as race and ethnicity, immigration status, gender and gender  identity, sexual orientation, social class, age group, and many others, this one day workshop will explore these broad concepts and offer practical strategies that providers can use to facilitate effective engagement with multicultural client populations.

  • Effective Strategies for Promoting Treatment Adherence outside the Clinical Setting
    Overview: HIV infection has become a manageable illness, such that "today, a 20 year old who is newly diagnosed and receives combination anti-HIV drugs according to established guidelines can expect to live 50 or more years," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health. Nevertheless, a substantial proportion of persons with HIV infection do not access and/or adhere to treatment that could facilitate this goal.  Some studies describe non-adherence as a psychosocial phenomenon, involving issues such as lack of self-efficiency, lack of perception of vulnerability, inadequate treatment readiness, stigma, and fear of disclosure.  In this context, the role of social workers, case managers and other health professionals that work outside clinical settings becomes paramount, as they are typically best equipped to address psychosocial issues in healthcare.  This interactive, skills-building workshop will review basic concepts of HIV care and treatment, and provide a holistic definition of treatment adherence.  In addition, psychosocial barriers to treatment adherence will be discussed, along with evidence based strategies and programs to address each issue identified.

  • Training for Front Desk Staff on HIPAA, Cultural Competence, and Customer Service
    Overview: This training discusses the importance and role front desk staff play when engaging clients in a health care setting.  All front desk staff members serve as the organizations first line of contact with visitors and play a critical role in establishing the client-provider relationship.  This training will provide participants with a basic review of HIPAA compliance and the rudiments of cultural competency and good customer service.

  • Sustainability Planning in a Changing Environment
    Overview: As the funding landscape changes, it is essential that organizations take the steps necessary to become more sustainable.  This training is designed to support organizational leaders to understand the strategic implications of sustainability and develop innovative and creative apporaches.

  • Grant Writing and Fund Development
    Overview: This training reviews the basics of grant funding for health and social service organizations, including methods for identifying funding sources, monirtoring and evaluation, proposal writing techniques, mission/vision statement development, and strategies for developing winning grant proposals to support and expand an agency's program agenda.