Indian Country ECHO Training
Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) is a telehealth platform that has been proven to dramatically increase access to specialty treatment in rural and distant areas. From Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and The University of New Mexico Project ECHO, Indian Country ECHO provides IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian healthcare workers with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions such as hepatitis C, substance use disorder, diabetes, and HIV through free, in-person training and virtual telehealth sessions.
PrEP Navigator Training
Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a powerful biomedical tool that can help prevent new cases of HIV, yet many providers know little about it and do not discuss it with their clients. This is especially true for staff who work within or are associated with the Indian Health Service, tribal, and urban Indian (I/T/U) care system and who see American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
The PrEP Navigator Training for Community and Public Health Staff is a series of courses designed to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of PrEP.
The series includes:
- PrEP Basics (.5 hour)
- PrEP Screening and Eligibility (.5 hour)
- Initial and Follow-up PrEP Visits (.75 hour)
- Understanding PrEP Special Situations and Stigma (.75 hour)
Who Should Register
Patient navigators, Community Health Representatives, Physicians, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, and other clinic staff who work within or are associated with the I/T/U health care system and who see American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
The PrEP Navigator Training for Community and Public Health Staff is made possible with resources from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund with the production efforts of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and training, organization, and evaluation from Cardea Services, with special thanks to American University and the 2017 CAPSTONE students assigned to the IHS National HIV/HCV Program.
Best of ACTHIV Online Curriculum
ACTHIV (American Conference for the Treatment of HIV), an annual conference dedicated exclusively to the frontline team caring for persons living with or at risk for HIV, offers CME/CE-certified courses selected by conference attendees and planners as the Best of ACTHIV.
Best of ACTHIV® 2023 Online Course Offerings
ACTHIV® Institute is offering a series of CME/CNE courses which are available for credit throughout September 15, 2024. These online courses were voted by attendees and planners as the best sessions of the ACTHIV® 2023 conference for frontline HIV clinicians.
Visit the ACTHIV Institute website for complete activity information or to participate in our Special Training for Effective Providers (STEP) series.
|Special Training for Effective Providers (STEP) series Module Link||Credits|
|Case Studies in Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence among People with HIV
This webinar will discuss the definition of IPV, its impact on HIV and non-HIV related health outcomes, guideline recommendations for assessing IPV during HIV care, and comprehensive approaches to support patients with histories of IPV using a trauma-informed approach.
|Case Studies in Syphilis and Monkeypox
This session provides tools and strategies to improve prevention efforts for both syphilis and monkeypox in those who are at risk, and practical information the care team can use to address some of the most common questions.
|Addressing Disparities and Systemic Racism in HIV
This session identifies structural drivers of HIV-related inequities and explores how clinicians can work with their colleagues to advance health equity
|Cardiovascular Disease in People with HIV
This session focuses on how to identify those at risk in your care and to apply best practices for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in PWH.
|Case Studies in Initial HIV Management: When, What and How?
This session reviews common situations clinicians might face when initiating antiretroviral therapy and will discuss team-based strategies to support patients starting antiretrovirals.