The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) is the recipient of one-time funding from the fiscal year 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to help current Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
NEAETC awarded 5 subawards to RWHAP-funded agencies in the New England states. The subawards will support HIV care providers including mental/behavioral health professionals, substance abuse professionals, social workers, case managers, community health workers, and peer navigators to provide care, resources, and referral to older (50+) adults with or at risk for HIV, and/or provide counsel and support to caregivers. All recipients will participate in a virtual Community of Practice and Learning (CoPL).
The virtual CoPL will bring together care providers from the 5 awarded RWHAP agencies to share successes, challenges, and best practices and receive support from colleagues. A specific focus will be on strategies to support caregivers on the front lines to best provide services to older (50+) adults with or at risk for HIV and for themselves (care for the caregiver) during the public health emergency. The sessions will be facilitated by a seasoned behavioral health professional and concepts such as fear, stigma, social isolation and loneliness, stress, and trauma will be explored.
APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health, Inc.
New Haven, CT
Codman Square Health Center
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
MaineGeneral Medical Center
Multicultural AIDS Coalition
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