State: Rhode Island
Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance
Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases, Family Planning & Reproductive Health
Through a five year cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control, JSI provided training and technical assistance to reproductive health clinics and programs throughout New England, assisting them in integrating HIV prevention and testing. Training involved skills-building around rapid testing, efficiency training, and counseling skills. On-site technical assistance offered strategic planning and systems development in how to more fully integrate HIV testing into every aspect of service delivery (e.g., clinic flow, staff supervision). As part of this project, JSI staff created a Frequently Asked Questions brochure for clients receiving a new HIV-positive diagnosis in Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southeastern Massachusetts, and a binder designed as a referral guide to accompany the patient booklet.