Management: Becoming Your Own Health Care Advocate
This three-day training is designed for PWHA who want to better manage their HIV health care. It combines health care information and skills building, followed by
peer mentorship after the training, offering a unique opportunity to
learn and grow in a safe, fun, and supportive community setting. Individuals who recently have been diagnosed HIV+, as well as
anyone who is struggling to manage their HIV health care, will find this training especially helpful.
- basics of
HIV health care
your lab work
effectively with health care providers
mental health, and substance use
with HIV and other conditions
planning to meet your own individual health care needs
At the end of the
training, participants identify goals for
their own HIV health care and
are matched with an LTI peer mentor* another PWHA in their region who
can provide support and encouragement for six months following the
*Peer mentors are an integral part of this initiative, and all training
participants must be willing to work with a mentor for six months
following the training in order to be eligible to attend.
Young Adult Self-Management Training
The target audience for this training is young adults ages 18 24 who want to learn how to take charge of their own health care, get and stay healthy, how to take a more active role in partnering with their health care providers. The SMT is a free 3-day workshop that is led by an all-HIV+ staff. In addition to health care self-management, participants also receive training to improve their communication and negotiation skills. On the last day of the SMT participants are matched with HIV+ peer mentors who have been specifically trained by LTI to offer information, support and encouragement to SMT graduates for six months following the training. LTI Young Adult Peer Mentors are not counselors or case managers, but rather serve as buddies to their mentees, a sort of health care self-management coach.
HIV Planning Council Training Series
to Planning Council members and their designated alternates, members of
the Planning Council's standing committees, and members of the Planning
Council's PLWHA Advisory Group.
The first four workshops
in this series focus on the HIV Health and Human Services Planning
Council of New York. They are designed to help Council members better
understand the Council's processes and identify ways they can more
effectively participate in the Council's work.