JSI Presents at the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

September 4th, 2018 | News


Across the care continuum, JSI’s portfolio of national, state, and local prevention and care projects includes a range of services to help people living with HIV and other infectious diseases achieve health equity and optimal health outcomes. In partnership with our funders and the communities, JSI has implemented over 300 HIV and infectious diseases projects in more than 73 countries, including the United States, for more than 30 years.

JSI staff are presenting again this year at the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the nation’s largest gathering of organizations working in HIV/AIDS. Our staff will present on our work in the areas of capacity building assistance for sustainability; program management and linkage to care; community and jurisdictional HIV services planning; health literacy for HIV providers; and enrollment into health coverage for people living with HIV.

JSI projects that will be represented at the 2018 USCA conference include:

Please stop by the JSI booths #707 and #709 in the CBA village to learn more about our programs and join us in the following presentations: 

The CBA@JSI project delivers training and technical assistance to community-based organizations across the U.S. to implement high-impact HIV prevention programs and services. Staff from JSI’s CBA@JSI project will present three workshops.

  • ARTAS for Managers; A Collaborative Capacity-Building Assistance Model

Friday, September 7 (Session 4), 2:00 pm–4:00 pm, Celebration 7
Presenter: Arman Lorz in collaboration with the CRC, ETR, NYCDHMH, PROCEED, and PCDC

During this interactive workshop, the presenters focus on describing the collaborative efforts delivering capacity-building assistance (CBA) highlighting the collaborative successes and challenges of developing the ARTAS for Managers series. In addition, the presenters provide opportunities for participants for networking, large and small group discussion, and other activities focused on addressing their own collaboration challenges and opportunities for linkage of newly HIV-diagnosed clients to care in their jurisdiction.

  • Supporting Supervisors to Manage Successful Linkage to Care Programs

Friday, September 7 (Session 5) | 4:15 pm–6:15 pm | Regency Ballroom O
Presenter: Arman Lorz in collaboration with ETR, NYCDHMH, and PCDC

During this interactive workshop, the presenters focus on describing the ARTAS for Managers series. This session is tailored for managers and supervisors of linkage to care programs. The presenters will share relevant items for managers and supervisors to consider prior, during, and after ARTAS implementation. The goal of this session is to help participants understand ARTAS and the role managers play within the strategy—specifically in supporting their coordinators in their linking role with newly HIV-diagnosed clients.

  • Thriving in Times of Change: Exploring Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
    Saturday, September 8 (Session 6), 9:00 am–11:00 am, Regency Ballroom O, Presenters: Liesl Lu and Arman Lorz

This skill-building workshop is intended to teach community-based organization staff the fundamentals of strategy development to help position themselves for success.

JSI’s Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) TA Center supports planning across HIV prevention, care, and treatment service delivery systems, while Planning CHATT builds community capacity for RWHAP Part A HIV service delivery planning. Both projects will present as part of the HRSA Pathway.

  • Training and Technical Assistance for RWHAP Planning Councils and Recipients
    Saturday, September 8 (Session 7) | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm | Blue Spring Room

Julie Hook, the IHAP Project Director, will present resources, tools, and tips to help inform and guide the work of jurisdictions in the process of integrating HIV planning and implementation efforts across prevention, care, and treatment delivery systems. Mira Levinson, Planning CHATT Project Director, will talk about building the capacity of planning councils/planning bodies across the U.S. to meet legislative requirements, strengthen consumer engagement, and increase the involvement of community providers in HIV service delivery.

The Access, Care and, Engagement TA Center helps Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients and subrecipients engage, enroll, and retain diverse clients in health coverage, and build health literacy.

  • Training and Technical Assistance available for RWHAP community-based organizations and the HIV community
    Saturday, September 8 (Session 8) | 4:15 pm– 6:15 pm | Blue Spring Room

Liesl Lu, the ACE TA Center project manager, will provide an overview of training and TA available from the ACE TA Center and its sibling projects, In It Together: Improving Health Literacy for All (for health professionals serving a diverse spectrum of people living with and at risk for HIV) and In It Together: Improving Health Literacy for Black MSM (for health professionals serving Black/African American gay, bisexual, same-gender-loving men, and other men who have sex with men).

HIV.gov extends the federal response to HIV and other infectious diseases, using digital communication channels and tools to increase knowledge and access, and trains HIV organizations to use these resources to broaden their reach.

  • Social Media Lab
    Thursday, September 6–Saturday, September 8 | 9:00 am–11:30 am and 1:30 pm–6:00 pm
    Sun. Sept. 9: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Barrel Spring 1 Room

Are you interested in using social media, apps, and texting in your HIV programs but you just need someone to help you understand how to plan, execute, and measure your success? HIV.gov staff are ready to answer your questions and provide one-on-one consultations to help start or grow your online outreach and education efforts. Whether you are trying to get more people to come in for services or building your professional online presence, visit the Social Media Lab at USCA.

  • Social Media Mini Sessions
    Thursday, September 6–Saturday, September 8
    11:10 am–11:25 am  | Barrel Spring Room

We will also be hosting 15-minute mini sessions on the following topics, which are taken from questions our social media experts have frequently heard. Drop by and join us!

  • Thursday: Social Media 365: How to Effectively and Efficiently Manage Social Media
  • Friday: Let’s Get Visual: Finding and Creating Awesome Graphics
  • Saturday: And We’re Live! Content and Tech Tips for Creating Engaging Facebook Livestream
  • Facebook Live Streams
    Thursday, September 6–Saturday, September 8

HIV.gov will be streaming live from USCA throughout the conference. Follow our interviews and conference coverage at Facebook.com/HIVGov.

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