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NEAETC COVID-19 Behavioral Health and Support Services Community of Practice & Learning

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.


Subaward Recipients:

APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health, Inc.
New Haven, CT

Codman Square Health Center
Dorchester, MA

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, RI

MaineGeneral Medical Center
Augusta, ME

Multicultural AIDS Coalition
Roxbury, MA


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