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Policy and HIV programs: Staying relevant to meet client needs

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of how current policies and legislation can affect the implementation and effectiveness of Early Intervention Services for HIV prevention and treatment. Participants will learn how policies can form “structural barriers” to care for clients, with the intention of developing strategies to help clients mitigate the impacts of those barriers. Additionally, participants will examine the structural barriers potentially present in their own programs and develop potential solutions for removing or lessening these barriers to better improve service delivery to clients.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the structural barriers that affect their clients’ access to general HIV-related services
  • Identify the structural barriers that are specific the programs in which they work that affect clients’ access and utilization.
  • Identify the data sources necessary to determine whether or not structural factors affect program utilization by clients
  • Develop strategies by which the impact of structural barriers can be lessened or removed in order to improve clients’ access to and utilization of programs

 

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