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

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. 


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HIV Worker Onboarding Series

Description:

Welcome to the Academy’s HIV worker onboarding series. This series will provide you with a baseline knowledge of essential information you need for your role as a HIV worker. You can use this series as an onboarding tool or refresher training. This training includes 8 hours of training material.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire baseline knowledge of essential information needed by HIV workers.
  • Develop baseline knowledge around understanding client needs and how to support clients compassionately. 
  • Increase knowledge of serving HIV clients.
  • Learn best practices to prevent HIV.

Instructions:

  1. Complete the self-paced training series by clicking on the “enter” button for each course. After you complete each course, you will see the updated status on your learner dashboard. Make sure you have your cookies enabled on your computer in order to track your completion status.
  2. Once you have completed your onboarding or refresher training, go to your learner dashboard. In the completed courses section, enter a date range and click on “print transcript.”
  3. Save your transcript as a pdf and upload it to the Training Record Upload tab found at the bottom of this page. If you have already completed any of the following courses, you do not have to retake the training. Your completion should already be recorded on your transcript. Just make sure that the date range you choose include the dates when you have completed the course.
  4. On completion of the series and submission of transcript record, a course administrator will review your record. Once approved by the administrator, you will receive a certificate of knowledge in the role.
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Sexual & Drug User Health Onboarding Series

Description:

Welcome to the Academy’s Sexual & Drug User Health onboarding series. This series will provide you with a baseline knowledge of essential information that will support you in your role as a new worker. You can use this series as an onboarding tool or refresher training. This training includes 8.5 hours of training material. 

An HCV and HIV onboarding worker series will be coming soon. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a baseline knowledge of essential information that will support you in your role working with clients.
  • Develop baseline knowledge around understanding client needs and how to support clients compassionately. 
  • Increase knowledge of stigma and harm reduction principles
  • Develop workers’ self-care practices 

Instructions:

  1. Complete the self-paced training series by clicking on the “enter” button for each course. After you complete each course, you will see the updated status on your learner dashboard. Make sure you have your cookies enabled on your computer in order to track your completion status.
  2. Once you have completed your onboarding or refresher training, go to your learner dashboard. In the completed courses section, enter a date range and click on “print transcript.”
  3. Save your transcript as a pdf and upload it to the Training Record Upload tab found at the bottom of this page. If you have already completed any of the following courses, you do not have to retake the training. Your completion should already be recorded on your transcript. Just make sure that the date range you choose include the dates when you have completed the course.
  4. On completion of the series and submission of transcript record, a course administrator will review your record. Once approved by the administrator, you will receive a certificate of knowledge in the role.

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.


Module 5: Infectiousness and Infection Control

These educational modules are designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that determine the infectiousness of a TB patient. 
  • Describe the main goals of a TB infection-control program. 
  • Describe the three levels of control measures that are the basis of an effective infection-control program. 
  • Describe the purpose and the characteristics of a TB airborne infection isolation room. 
  • Describe the circumstances when personal respirators should be used.

Instructions:

  1. Please review the PowerPoint presentation “Infectiousness and Infection Control.” You can find the PowerPoint embedded on the course homepage (see below).
  2. Complete the quiz with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

Deadline: The course should be completed within the first 6 months of employment.

Module 4: Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis Disease

These educational modules are designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will be able to:

  • List the groups of people who should receive high priority for LTBI treatment. 
  • Describe treatment regimens for LTBI. 
  • Describe treatment regimens for TB disease. 
  • Describe the principles of preventing drug resistance. 
  • Describe patient monitoring during LTBI and TB disease treatment.
  • Describe TB treatment adherence strategies.
  • List the common adverse reactions to the drugs used to treat LTBI and TB disease.

Instructions:

  1. Please review the PowerPoint presentation “ Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis Disease.” You can find the PowerPoint embedded on the course homepage (see below).
  2. Complete the quiz with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

Deadline: The course should be completed within the first 6 months of employment.

Module 3: Targeted Testing and the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis Disease

These educational modules are designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will be able to:

  • Identify high-risk groups for targeted testing. 
  • Describe how to interpret an interferon-gamma release assay. 
  • Describe how to place, read, and interpret a Mantoux tuberculin skin test. 
  • Discuss considerations for using either an interferon-gamma release assay or the Mantoux tuberculin skin test for diagnosing latent TB infection.
  • Describe the components of a medical evaluation for diagnosing TB disease.

Instructions:

  1. Please review the PowerPoint presentation ” Targeted Testing and The Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis Disease.” You can find the PowerPoint embedded on the course homepage (see below).
  2. Complete the quiz with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

Deadline: The course should be completed within the first 6 months of employment.

Module 2: Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

These educational modules are designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis (TB) in a self-study format for new TB Disease Intervention Specialists. After completion of this module, the staff will be able to:

  • Describe how the number of TB cases reported in the United States has changed over the last 65 years.
  • List five factors that contributed to the increase in the number of TB cases between 1985 and 1992.
  • List three improvements TB programs were able to make with increased federal, state, and other funds and resources that have contributed to a decrease in TB cases since 1993. 
  • List the groups of people who are more likely to be exposed to or infected with M. tuberculosis.
  • List the groups of people who are more likely to develop TB disease once infected with M. tuberculosis.

Instructions:

  1. Please review the PowerPoint presentation “ The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis.” You can find the PowerPoint embedded on the course homepage (see below).
  2. Complete the quiz with a passing grade of 70% or higher.

Deadline: The course should be completed within the first 6 months of employment.