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Public Health Learning (December 2018)

Related Categories: Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN

Author: Samantha Draper

Date: 11/28/2018

Public Health Learning 
December 2018
Achieving Healthier Populations & Communities
Celebrate World AIDS Day this December 1st
World AIDS Day gives us the opportunity to stand together to remember the history of HIV/AIDS, examine where it is today, and look towards the future of HIV/AIDS. It is a day where we look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in relationship to specific populations and other diseases. For example, according to the Veterans Health Administration , homeless veterans have a higher prevalence of infection with HIV and viral hepatitis compared to non-homeless veterans - up to three times more. Focusing on at-risk populations for prevention and care gives us direction for the future and helps to guide our efforts to end the epidemic.  
Training Spotlight:

This module provides an overview of HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, highlights groups most at risk for contracting HIV, describes the current state of HIV and STI screening, and explains biomedical and other interventions effective to curb the transmission of HIV.

This course will help you learn more about gender and how you can help people whose gender does not conform to common expectations. This course will help to practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV.
HIV/AIDS Resources
  • The Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in rural communities across the United States.

  • Integrating HIV and HCV Testing provides current information about HIV and HCV testing technologies, describes factors health departments should consider in determining when integration of testing is beneficial, and discusses how various testing technologies and strategies for using these technologies can facilitate integration.

  • The Veterans Health Administration's (VA) Secondary HIV Prevention provides information for VA healthcare providers on secondary prevention, which are prevention activities directed toward people who are living with HIV, with the intention of preventing transmission to those who are HIV-negative.
Did You Know?

The number of new HIV diagnoses declined 5% from 2016 to 2017 in San Francisco. Read more about the declining rate of HIV infections at and learn about San Francisco's "Getting to Zero" mission to reduce HIV transmission and HIV-related deaths .
Diabetes Events / Webinars

December 1, 2018.

December 5, 2018. 12-1:00pm EST.
Sponsor: Clinical Education Initiative

December 12, 2018. 12:00 EST.
Sponsor: CATIE

December 19, 2018. 12-1:00pm EST.
Sponsor: Clinical Education Initiative

Other Events / Webinars

December 5, 2018. 1-2:00pm EST.
Sponsor: Public Health Foundation & The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TRAIN Opioid Crisis Support Services and GSA Purchasing Highlight New Offerings
Based on the critical needs of public health, population health, and healthcare partners, the Public Health Foundation recently launched a new suite of TRAIN Learning Network support services to help organizations leverage the vast capabilities of TRAIN. To address the opioid crisis, we now offer opioid-specific training support that provides your organization with targeted training plans, comprehensive reports and evaluations, data analysis, and more to efficiently meet your needs and fulfill funding requirements. These services are open to all organizations, both TRAIN affiliates and non-affiliates.

It is also easier than ever to procure TRAIN subscription and support services through the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule. Contact Patti Abshier today at (202)218-4427 or to join our community of partners and learn more about how TRAIN can support your organization and deliver an exceptional return on investment.
PTSD 101 and Beyond: VA Offers Free, In-Depth CE/CME to Professionals Treating Trauma
As a world leader in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research and services, Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to ensuring the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma, and VHA TRAIN is one tool to provide free, in-depth continuing education resources for the professional community concerned with trauma. As world leaders in the field, PTSD courses are among the most completed and highest rated in VHA TRAIN. In all, nearly 50 PTSD related courses are available, and new courses/web events are added regularly. Along with the courses listed in VHA TRAIN, clinicians are highly encouraged to check out VA’s National Center for PTSD , whose mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma. There you will find a wealth of information for patients, professionals and the public, including the AboutFace video series.
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