The "Treatment Now" program, under different name, was founded eleven years ago to consolidate the Commission's programs in health education and treatment in Spanish. "Tratamiento Ahora" provides a comprehensive four day training curriculum for frontline HIV treatment professionals. The training covers HIV pathogenesis, HIV medications and concludes with presentation skills and each participant making a presentation on an HIV topic. The target audience for this training is providers and peer educators and the institute is provided in 5-8 cities annually, conducted entirely in Spanish.
With an emphasis on adherence strategies, several trainings were conducted this past year. Seven trainings were held in 2008 and reached 202 Latino service providers. The institute plans to offer at least eight trainings in cities around the United States in the coming year. This is an invaluable service to all the Spanish speaking front line health educators in the United States and critical to sustaining treatment services to Latinos with HIV/AIDS. The Institute remains a cornerstone service of the Commission.
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In line with our mission of ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate access to care for all Latinos, we travel throughout the United States providing this training. In each city, the Institute is conducted with a local organization, often a city health department that requests the Commission to provide training to their frontline staff and other community healthcare workers. Partnering organizations promote the event to stakeholders throughout their metropolitan area. The four-day training and all materials are provided in Spanish, a light breakfast and lunch is included. The training has a certification of 32 CASAC credits. The average attendance required is of 20 to a maximum of 30 participants.
We have offered the training in Pennsylvania, San Francisco, San Diego, San Isidro, Orlando, Minnesota, and Massachusetts. We are hoping to expand our reach and focus our trainings in areas of highest need.