National E-Learning Center for HIV Prevention Workforce Excellence

HealthHIV’s National HIV E-Learning Training Center is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) to support PS19-1904: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration. The program is designed to support the proposed federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US, by strengthening the capacity and improving the nation’s HIV prevention workforce.

The National HIV E-Learning Training Center develops and implements a national e-learning training program to build the knowledge, skills and competencies of HIV prevention staff working in high-impact HIV prevention (HIP) programs across the U.S. The Center offers accessible, Section 508-compliant services and materials via asynchronous learning opportunities (self-paced e-learning, instructional videos, online resources), and blended learning opportunities (combining synchronous and asynchronous modalities). 

HealthHIV leverages its expertise supporting CBA for community-based organizations, health departments, and healthcare organizations to design e-learning courses that can improve health outcomes for people who are at a greater risk of contracting HIV. 

The E Cube logo represents the three essential elements of the National E-Learning Center: Extend, Enhance, and Engage.

Extend – the Center extends the training content of online learning nationwide to maximize accessibility and ensure that the HIV prevention workforce has the competencies and technical expertise critical to the foundation and operations of HIV prevention programs and services.

Enhance – the Center enhances blended-learning modality conducted by the national classroom, the regional technical assistance, and the continuous quality improvement and organizational sustainability providers by transitioning content to competency-based eLearning modules and serving as a centralized location to house eHealth materials and resources.

Engage – the Center engages the HIV prevention workforce, including non-traditional HIV prevention partners, by not only ensuring that individuals have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to achieve zero new infections, but that these newly acquired proficiencies align with strategic national goals and achieve HIV prevention performance excellence.

E-Learning Courses

Covering Costs of HIV PrEP

Clients considering PrEP may feel overwhelmed by trying to get PrEP within their health systems. PrEP educators and navigators may face their own challenges when explaining the costs of HIV PrEP and finding resources for handling those costs for these clients.

HealthHIV proudly announces a new 60-minute e-learning module, Covering Costs of HIV PrEP, created to help PrEP educators overcome these challenges through engaging and interactive activities, job aids, and scenarios. Participants have opportunities to reflect on how they can apply what they’ve learned to their current situations and can save their reflections for future reference as they grow their knowledge in the field.

The Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) National HIV Classroom and eLearning Centers offers this course through funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background about this Course
During this self-paced e-learning module, participants will review three cost components of HIV PrEP, and sources of insurance, and other key tools that PrEP educators can use to help their clients cover those costs and evaluate different options for covering costs based on the needs of clients in various situations. Participants will reflect on how to discuss the costs of PrEP and how to use the covered tools and resources in their own organizations and with their own clients. This module will prepare participants for beginning their work as PrEP educators as well as serve as a refresher for experienced professionals.

This course is for a variety of HIV care providers in clinics and primary healthcare settings, including:

  • Community health workers
  • Health educators
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • HIV case managers
  • Patient navigators
What learners who participated in the Covering Costs for HIV PrEP pilot think:
How to Access this Course
  1. Log into CDC TRAIN.
  2. Join the CDC HIV Capacity Building Assistance Learning Group in your profile. (Here are step-by-step instructions.)
  3. Search for the course Covering Costs of HIV PrEP.
  4. Select its listing from the offerings returned.
  5. Select Launch to start the course.

Fundamentals of Rapid HIV Testing

Fundamentals of Rapid HIV TestingRapid HIV Testing is a critical strategy for Ending the HIV Epidemic. This 5 module, 60-minute course is a foundational training for rapid HIV testing staff working in nonclinical community-based settings such as health departments, community-based organizations, and other nonclinical HIV testing sites. This course prepares rapid HIV testing staff to conduct the key steps of rapid HIV testing: setting up a workspace, conducting the rapid HIV test, preparing clients for the test and delivering test results, and conducting quality assurance activities. Participants also have opportunities to reflect on how they can use what they’ve learned and apply it to their current work. Learners may save their reflections for the future as they grow their knowledge in the field.

What learners who participated in Fundamentals of Rapid HIV Testing think:
I loved all of the interactive activities throughout the modules. They kept me focused and engaged. I loved how you can download your work at the end of each module as well. I can’t say it enough, but the job aids and resources were phenomenal! Well done. The speakers were great — great pace and tone!
How to Access this Course

To register for the course, visit: https://www.train.org/main/course/1103747/compilation

If you don’t have a TRAIN account, visit this link to set up an account to access the course: Learner Instructions for HIV Capacity Building Assistance Learning Group on CDC TRAIN

Sister to Sister: Take Control of Your Health

HealthHIV is pleased to announce the launch of Sister to Sister: Take Control of Your Health, a course developed for clinic-based providers to empower women to reduce their risk for acquiring HIV. This blended course entails a 60-minute, self-paced E-Learning module developed by HealthHIV, followed by an in-person or virtual classroom session hosted by CAI. 

Sister to Sister: TCYH is an adaptation of the 1993 original intervention, Sister to Sister: Respect Yourself! Protect Yourself! Because You Are Worth It! This NEW, blended course offered by the Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN) National HIV Classroom and eLearning Centers is designed for clinic-based providers. The training of facilitators course includes an eLearning module; live, instructor-led virtual training; and course evaluation.

This course is for a variety of HIV care providers in clinics and primary health care settings including:

  • Community health workers
  • Health educators
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • HIV case managers
  • Patient navigators

Background About This Intervention
Sister to Sister: TCYH is a one-on-one brief intervention between provider and patient that gives women the skills and information they need to reduce their risk of HIV. The intervention seeks to empower women to take control of their health by choosing PrEP and/or using condoms consistently to prevent HIV and uses CDC’s new #ShesWell campaign to help reinforce a variety of healthful messages. Providers seeking to implement Sister to Sister: TCYH at their sites can register for the Training of Facilitators, which includes two components:

  • A self-paced prerequisite E-Learning module
  • A two-day live, instructor-led virtual training

Submit a request through the CBA Tracking System: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/CTS

What learners that participated in the Sister to Sister: TCYH pilot think:

E-Learning Courses in Development

  • De Mujer a Mujer: Toma el Control de Tu Salud
  • Strengthening Strategies that Support PrEP Adherence
  • Safe in the City
  • Prescribing PrEP
  • HIV Testing in Retail Pharmacies
  • HIV Self-Testing: A Supplemental Prevention Strategy
  • Guiding People in Their Use of PrEP
  • Introduction to Promoting PrEP through Community-led Campaigns

All PS19-1904 grantees can request capacity building assistance (CBA):

  1. CDC directly funded organizations: Check with your CDC Project Officer. Submit a CBA Tracking System (CTS) request at https://wwwn.cdc.gov/CTS. Log-in IDs and passwords for previous CRIS users will work in CTS.
  2. Organizations that are not directly funded by CDC: Contact the CDC-funded health department in your jurisdiction to submit a CTS request for you. A list of health department CTS users, who can submit CTS requests on behalf of other organizations, can be found at the Health Department CTS Users tab on https://wwwn.cdc.gov/CTS.

 

For assistance with CTS, contact [email protected].

For More Information

Contact HealthHIV’s Director of Health Systems Capacity Building, Marissa Tonelli, at [email protected]

HealthHIV’s National HIV eLearning Training Center is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support PS19-1904: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration. The program is designed to support the proposed federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US, by improving and strengthening the capacity of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce.