AdCare Educational Institute
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has experienced a significant loss of resources this fiscal year as a result of shortfalls in the state budget as well as a reduction and redirection of CDC funds. The MA Department of Public Health – Office of HIV/AIDS is committed to preserving core services and vital assistance for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Consistent with that commitment, the Office of HIV/AIDS is making significant changes to its training system.
While the Office of HIV/AIDS is still committed to offering guidance and capacity building assistance to funded programs, the training system has been discontinued.
The Realize Resources program of JRI will continue to offer the Core training modules on a fee-for-service basis. They may schedule training modules and fill them with anyone interested, or a group (i.e. a group of providers in a given region) may hire them to offer trainings specifically for that group. Agencies are encouraged to take advantage of these trainings, but after January 2012, they will no longer be required.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.jri.org/realizeresources/.
Other agencies offering HIV/AIDS Training include:
SPHERE is an HIV/AIDS capacity-building project that works with health and human service providers to integrate HIV/viral Hepatitis education and services and harm reduction into their work.
SPHERE works with:
• drug and alcohol treatment providers,
• community health workers,
• family planning providers,
• HIV service workers,
• youth service providers, and
• providers working in correctional settings.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.hcsm.org/sphere/sphere-home
Integrating HIV into Homeless Services
SH/HIP Statewide Homeless/HIV Integration Project partners with homeless shelters to promote best practices in addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS among people experiencing homelessness.
SH/HIP’s services include needs assessment, staff training, networking and cutting-edge resources and information. In exploring HIV integration strategies, they strive to build on the strengths and culture of each of our partners.
Their services are available to homeless shelters and other organizations that assist people who are experiencing homelessness in the Commonwealth and across the country.
Find out about HIV integration in homeless service settings, visit their
AETC – AIDS Education and Training Centers conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network.
Visit their web site for more information: http://www.aids-ed.org/aidsetc?page=ab-02-06.
New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eleven Regional Education Centers and five National Centers, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) with Ryan White Part F dollars and sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The NEAETC Program is administered by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS bureau. The goal of our program is to provide education and clinical training opportunities for health care providers addressing effective counseling, diagnosis, treatment, care management of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to assist in prevention efforts. The project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.neaetc.org/.
New England HIV Education Consortium – Minority AIDS Initiative is a Special Capacity Building funded program serving all six states in New England. The primary goal of NEHEC is to address the HIV-related training, educational, and support needs of the full, spectrum of providers as they provide state-of-the-art, quality and compassionate care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Innovative training formats address the needs of minority providers, providers serving racial/ethnic/linguistic minorities and communities of color, and those working in settings funded by the Ryan White CARE Act.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.neaetc.org/about/nehec.