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Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Through Structural Interventions

The CAPTC is continuing to pilot its newest training, Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Structural Interventions. The training was rolled out in Atlanta in March, with additional trainings scheduled in Texas and Northern California in the upcoming months.

The 2-day course provides attendees an understanding of the intersectional link between HIV, Social Determinants of Health (SDH) and Structural Interventions (SIs). The course will provide a structured framework and necessary tools for attendees to examine and address the SDH and structural barriers impacting the communities they serve.

The conditions in which we are born, live, learn, play and age play a powerful influence on the health of individuals and communities. By critically examining the role of neighborhood conditions, education, income/wealth, and the socio-political climate, this training will strengthen participants’ understanding of the social determinants of health and their role in shaping health outcomes of diverse populations.

Examples of programmatic, structural and policy interventions will be discussed to illustrate how public health departments, advocates and policymakers can effectively address HIV related social determinants and advance equity for populations and communities that have experienced persistent barriers to good health and high rates of HIV infections.

HIV Testing in Non-Clinical Settings

Conducting HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings is a 2-day course intended for people who wish to learn about individual HIV testing and who plan to provide HIV testing in nonclinical settings. Participants should have a basic understanding of HIV transmission and should read the guide prior to attending the training.

The course will prepare HIV testing providers to describe and implement CDC’s Six-Step Protocol for HIV testing. It will foster key interpersonal communication skills, provide opportunities to practice the protocol, and improve participants’ ability to link patients who are living with or at high risk for HIV infection into care, prevention or treatment services.

*This training does not teach participants how to collect blood or oral samples or teach participants how to use a specific rapid HIV testing.

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We work with health departments nationally to strengthen their ability to provide effective HIV care and prevention. We focus on high impact prevention interventions and strategies geared towards HIV testing, prevention for people living with HIV, and policy development.

Our services include an array of innovative trainings and technical assistance strategies. We are available to respond to specific, individualized requests on any topic related to HIV prevention.

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Deconstructing Homophobia and Transphobia

High rates of HIV infection among MSM and transwomen of color are linked to structural inequalities such as homophobia, transphobia, racism, and poverty.  This training focuses specifically on the impact that homophobia and transphobia have on the provision of prevention and care services as well as on health outcomes.
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Developing Structural Interventions

Structural Interventions (SIs) can influence social determinants by increasing availability, accessibility and/or acceptability of HIV resources and services.  They also are effective mechanisms for organizational change.

Group Facilitation

The skills to effectively facilitate a group include the ability to provide a safe environment, acknowledge and validate a multiplicity of viewpoints and, when appropriate, facilitate an inclusive decision-making process. This training is appropriate for beginning as well as experienced facilitators.

HIV Status Disclosure

This  training explores the many issues that may arise for people living with HIV in deciding when and how to disclose their status.  We discuss strategies for supporting disclosure in a number of professional settings.

MSM Cultural Sensitivity

This course highlights cultural competency as a foundational skill when working with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
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Recruitment and Retention

This training enhances the quality and effectiveness of recruiting populations at highest risk for contracting or transmitting HIV into prevention and treatment programs.

Social Determinants of Health

This course describes the relationship that social determinants have on health outcomes and explores strategies to effectively address them.

Stigma

This training focuses on the changes providers can make to respond to the impact that stigma has on risk, prevalence and access to services.

Strength-Based Approach

This model or approach marks a shift from a traditional deficit-based perspective to one which recognizes clients’ strengths and competencies.

Understanding Boundaries

The ability to set and maintain boundaries is critical to ensure effective and successful interactions with clients as well as colleagues.

Working with People Living with HIV

The training provides a framework for understanding the shared experiences of people living with HIV.

Cultural Humility

This training provides an overview of the concept and principles of cultural humility, including lifelong learning & critical self-reflection, recognizing & challenging power imbalances, and institutional accountability.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Structural Interventions

The 2-day course provides attendees an understanding of the intersectional link between HIV, Social Determinants of Health (SDH) and Structural Interventions (SIs). The course will provide a structured framework and necessary tools for attendees to examine and address the SDH and structural barriers impacting the communities they serve.
Trainings on Evidence-Based Interventions
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HIV Testing in Non-Clinical Settings

The Conducting HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings course is a 2-day course intended for people who wish to learn about individual HIV testing and who plan to provide HIV testing in nonclinical settings.

Testing Together

Testing Together (also called Couples HIV Testing and Counseling) occurs when two or more persons who are in – or are planning to be in – a sexual relationship receive all elements of HIV testing and counseling together in order to facilitate disclosure of results between partners.

ARTAS

Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result.

HIV Navigation Services (HNS)

The HNS course is designed to improve navigation skills for those delivering prevention services to people living with HIV and high risk HIV- individuals. This comprehensive course package is for service providers who want to know more about navigation skills, how navigation fits in the overall field of HIV prevention, structural components of a navigation program, and professional conduct.

Quotes from participants who attended previous trainings

Very well conducted course and real life examples. Instructor was very knowledgeable and real life experience and kept my attention.
Loved, loved, loved the class. Did I say I loved the class. It was very informative and interactive.
This was an amazing experience. The instructor seemed to never lose her energy and continued to believe in me even when I didn’t. There’s so much info, I’m glad to have a blended course.
The instructor was great! Excellent facilitator, has a lot of knowledge on the subject. Did a great job of teaching the class and going over concepts, addresses concern and questions, overall a great training.
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What is CBA?

The California Prevention Training Center’s (CAPTC) Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Program works with health departments nationally to strengthen their ability to provide effective HIV care and prevention. We focus on high impact prevention interventions and strategies geared towards HIV testing, prevention for people living with HIV, and policy development.

Our services include an array of innovative trainings and technical assistance strategies. We are available to respond to specific, individualized requests on any topic related to HIV prevention. In addition, we have extensive experience and expertise in a number of areas such as working with men who have sex with men, addressing social determinants of health in HIV, addressing stigma and group facilitation.

We pride ourselves on our understanding of adult learning theory and effective training techniques as well as our use of multimedia tools. Our trainings are known to be engaging, informative, interactive, respectful and collaborative.

All of our capacity building services are FREE for qualified organizations. Please contact us if you would like more information. One of our team members would be happy to assist you.

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