Health Access Pont (HAP) is funded by The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), Community Health Equity and Promotion Branch (CHEP) and provides an Equity Focused, Community Centered, Whole Person Care Approach to Integrate HCV, HIV, and STI Prevention Program for Affected Communities.

05.31.2024 10-11:30 am – Panel Discussion: Effective Outreach and Engagement with People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness (in-person)

Friday, May 31, 2024 10-11:30am

Training Overview:

Join us for an upcoming panel discussion on Effective Outreach and Engagement with People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness. This panel will feature experts in the field who will provide insights, strategies, and best practices for engaging and supporting these vulnerable communities.

Our panelists will discuss the unique challenges and barriers facing people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness and will explore effective outreach methods, communication strategies, and engagement techniques. Whether you are a service provider, a community partner, or new to the field, this panel discussion will provide valuable insights and actionable strategies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts in the field and engage in a crucial conversation about how we can better support and partner with people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness. Register now to secure your spot at this important event.

Registration is open to all.

Moderators:

Emily Valadao, MPH & Andrew Reynolds (SFDPH)

Panelists:

TBD

Location:

25 Van Ness, Room 610


Equity Statement

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to leading with race and prioritizing intersectionality, aiming to become an anti-racist institution. Participants in SFDPH activities must adhere to professional conduct standards and respect diverse identities. Discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated, and offenders may be removed and barred from future events. 


04.17.2024 1-2:30 pm – Panel Discussion: Engaging Participants in Street-Based Sexual Health Services

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1-2:30pm

Training Overview:

In this panel, we will hear from seasoned experts on best practices for outreach, engagement and follow-up with people experiencing homelessness and people who use drugs in street-based settings. We will also have time for questions and answers and opportunities to network with our community partners. Registration is open to all CHEP-funded partners’ staff.

Moderators:

Emily Valadao, MPH & Andrew Reynolds (SFDPH)

Panelists:

Felanie Castro, Case Manager II & Rizzy Spoer, Outreach Worker (Glide Foundation)

Alix Strough, NP, RN Street Medicine Nurse & Nova Cabugao, Community Initiatives Coordinator (SFDPH)

Shannon Heuklom, MSN, MPH, RN, AGPCNP-BC, PMHNP-BC Associate Director of Street Medicine & Diana Aycinena, RN Associate Director of Street-Based Services (SFCHC)

Pauli Gray, Clinical Research Coordinator & Rosaura “Rozay” Camberos, Clinical Research Coordinator / Phlebotomist (UCSF DeLIVER)

Location:

25 Van Ness, Room 610


Equity Statement

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to leading with race and prioritizing intersectionality, aiming to become an anti-racist institution. Participants in SFDPH activities must adhere to professional conduct standards and respect diverse identities. Discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated, and offenders may be removed and barred from future events. 


HCV Navigation Training (4/24/24 12:30-2:30pm)

Wed, April 24, 2024 12:30-2:30pm

Training Overview:

This training aims to support people who work directly with people who are at risk of or living with hepatitis C (HCV). The training will focus on the role that navigation plays in HCV care, relationship building, and practical strategies to support HCV care along with other goals or priorities. The training will feature a panel of experts from End Hep C SF’s Community Navigator program. A basic knowledge of HCV is helpful, but all are welcome and will be accommodated. Registration is open to staff of all CHEP-funded partners. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Be able to explain how navigation fits into the HCV care cascade
  2. Understand potential support roles that navigators can play and how these can benefit participants 
  3. Build awareness of how to engage participants and effectively build rapport 
  4. Learn person-centered navigation skills that can be used in a variety of settings including integrated service centers

CEs will not be offered for this training.

Facilitator:

Jordan Akerley (End HEP C SF)

Location:

25 Van Ness, Room 610


Equity Statement

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to leading with race and prioritizing Intersectionality, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, language, and ability. SFDPH strives to move forward on the continuum of becoming an anti-racist institution through dismantling racism, building, building solidarity among racial groups, and working towards becoming a Trauma-Informed/Trauma Healing Organization in partnership with staff, clients, communities, and our contractors. When attending, SFDP trainings, events, and/or meetings, we uphold expectations and standards of rules of engagement for our employees and contractors. We expect that all participants operate in professional integrity and adhere to the DPH Employee Code of Conduct or their employee conduct. Participants will be accountable for upholding any group agreements provided by the trainer or host and uphold principles of transparency, confidentiality and respect. We support respectful participation across intersecting identities and experiences including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, religion, language, physical and mental ability, and political ideology. While we strive to make an space of inclusivity, belonging, and hub for various perspective, we do not tolerate any inappropriate behavior or comments rooted in anti-blackness, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, or any comments or behavior that is discriminatory, disruptive, or divisive. If participants cannot abide by these expectations, they will be removed from the training or event and will not be allowed to attend any additional DPH trainings, event, and/or meetings. Trainers have been informed to notify DPH of any misconduct and a DPH representative will follow up with that employee’s supervisor or participant’s agency regarding the misconduct.


Linking Clients to HCV Care (3/25/24 12:30pm)

Mon, March 25, 2024 12:30-2:30pm

Training Overview:

This training will share resources and information on HCV services available in San Francisco and review effective strategies for connecting people to care. It is especially useful for community test counselors and frontline workers who engage with people at risk of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Registration is open to all CHEP-funded partners’ staff.

Training Objectives: 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Provide general information about hepatitis C infection and its treatment  
  • Identify three strategies for having purposeful conversations with clients 
  • Understand distinguishing features of three types of HCV treatment services and identify appropriate services for a variety of situations 
  • Describe HCV treatment services available in San Francisco and identify two ways to find and share current program details with clients 

Facilitators:

Rachel Grinstein (SFDPH) and Jordan Akerley (End HEP C SF)

Location:

25 Van Ness, Room 610


Resources

Hepatitis C Services Card for Clients

San Francisco Hepatitis C Treatment & Navigation Services List


Equity Statement

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to leading with race and prioritizing Intersectionality, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, language, and ability. SFDPH strives to move forward on the continuum of becoming an anti-racist institution through dismantling racism, building, building solidarity among racial groups, and working towards becoming a Trauma-Informed/Trauma Healing Organization in partnership with staff, clients, communities, and our contractors. When attending, SFDP trainings, events, and/or meetings, we uphold expectations and standards of rules of engagement for our employees and contractors. We expect that all participants operate in professional integrity and adhere to the DPH Employee Code of Conduct or their employee conduct. Participants will be accountable for upholding any group agreements provided by the trainer or host and uphold principles of transparency, confidentiality and respect. We support respectful participation across intersecting identities and experiences including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality, religion, language, physical and mental ability, and political ideology. While we strive to make an space of inclusivity, belonging, and hub for various perspective, we do not tolerate any inappropriate behavior or comments rooted in anti-blackness, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, or any comments or behavior that is discriminatory, disruptive, or divisive. If participants cannot abide by these expectations, they will be removed from the training or event and will not be allowed to attend any additional DPH trainings, event, and/or meetings. Trainers have been informed to notify DPH of any misconduct and a DPH representative will follow up with that employee’s supervisor or participant’s agency regarding the misconduct.