Resources for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Outreach Workers

CHHATT Products

In our previous grant cycle Central East managed The Center for HIV,Hepatitis and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT). Its goal was to provide information on addiction-related HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. Resources included professional development materials and online information. Its signature product was “Outreach Competencies- Minimum Standards for Conducting Street Outreach” (Outreach Competencies). The Outreach Competencies were designed to provide the minimum competencies needed for outreach workers in the area of addiction and infectious diseases. These competencies are still available for purchase in booklet form in the Products and Resources section of the website. Click here to dowload the Outreach Competencies.

Another product that is still available is the “Trainer’s Guide For the Community-Based Outreach Model to Prevent HIV and Hepatitis Among Drug Users.” This toolkit includes a trainer guide, which is designed to provide trainers of outreach workers and other healthcare professionals with the materials necessary to provide a 4-hour multimedia training session on the community-based outreach model for preventing HIV and the hepatitis C virus among out-of-treatment drug users. Included in the trainer’s guide are professionally prepared PowerPoint slides, cue cards, flip charts and a CD -ROM which allows you to tailor the script of the presentation. The toolkit can be ordered by going to the Products and Resources page of this website. CHHATT produced a Mobile Outreach guide that is designed to assist community-based organizations in planning for a mobile outreach intervention program. This small fold-out brochure is chock full of information on how to implement a mobile outreach effort. It can also be ordered through the Products and Resources section of this website. Click here to dowload a copy of the Mobile Outreach guide.

What's New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addictions 2013

The What's New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, and Addictions conference took place on April 11, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Its focus was on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions were discussed. Learner objectives for the whole conference were: 1. State current treatment practices for hepatitis C and multi-drug resistant bacterial STDs 2. Identify interactions between HIV and TB 3. Explain how to screen clients for substance abuse, including the identification of cooccurring mental health issues 4. Describe current methods of effective contraception and pre-conception counseling Conference presenters: Baltimore City Health Department National Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers TRAINING 3, Family Planning Counci

In this session Kimberly McClellan, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC discussed Pre-conception Counseling and Contraception.

Click here to download a pdf of Ms. McClellan's presentation.

In this session Dace S. Svikis, PhD discussed What's New in Addictions and Mental Health including prescription drug abuse and bath salts.

Click here to download a pdf of Dr. Svikis' presentation slides.

In this session Henry Fraimow, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Camden, NJ discussed how to best diagnosis and treat TB, and its relationship to HIV infection.

Click here to download a pdf of Dr. Fraimow's presentation.

In this session Dr. Luciano Kapelusnik, Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland gives an update on Hepatitis C and STIs.

HIV, AIDS, STDs, Hepatitis and Substance Use in Maryland with Laurie Cathers, MSW

The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre Exposure Prophylaxis PrEP - Parts 1, 2 and 3 with Dr. Richard Elion and Dr. Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH

This training was for frontline healthcare providers and support teams who test for HIV infection and identify individuals who are at-high risk for HIV infection. This includes primary care providers, emergency room providers, behavioral health teams including substance use and mental health providers.

2012 World AIDS Day Global Village Highlights

The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora: From DC to Town 

Click here to download the toolkit from the HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health Networking Reception - The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Health within the Caribbean Diaspora:From DC to Town and watch a slideshow of highlights below:

Select Presentation slides from our June 2012 "WHAT'S NEW:  STD, HIV, HEPATITIS, FAMILY PLANNING AND ADDICTIONS" Conference.

Reproductive Health Care: An Integrated Approach by Kimberly McClellan, MSN, WHNP-BC, CRNP

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Hepatitis C, AnneRompalo,M.D., Sc.M.

Tuberculosis and HIV Infection, Debra A. Benator M.D.

KEEPING IT REAL 2011 CONFERENCE: Street-Level Intervention Strategies for Addiction, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis

October 17-19, 2011 Thanks to all who made our 10th Keeping it Real Conference a success. Click here for complete agenda and slides from selected presentations. The conference was based on the seven Outreach Competencies developed by the Center for HIV, Hepatitis, and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT). The Seven Competencies are:

  • Competency 1 - Understanding Outreach and Outreach in a Scientific Context
  • Competency 2 - Understanding Chemical Dependency
  • Competency 3 - Understanding Disease and Wellness in the Context of Drug Use
  • Competency 4 - Engagement
  • Competency 5 - Intervention
  • Competency 6 - Client Support
  • Competency 7 - Supporting Ourselves

KEEPING IT REAL 2010 CONFERENCE

Street-Level Intervention Strategies for Addiction, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis

October 4-6, 2010
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland

This conference provided cutting-edge information on issues related to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and substance abuse. All outreach workers, substance abuse counselors, and other related healthcare personnel who work with the drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS/HCV population were encouraged to attend.

Conference Program

Attendee List

The following are selected powerpoint presentations from the 2010 conference:

Addressing the Impact of Substance Abuse on HIV/AIDS Communities: A SAMHSA Strategy - H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM

Community Outreach Strategies - Derrick K. White, MHS

Surviving and Thriving During Challenging Times: Self-Care for the Healer - Theresa Ford, PhD, LPC

Engaging Law Enforcement Prevention, Monitoring and Response - Basha Silverman, BS, CCDP

Nutrition and Food Security: Twin Resources in the Management of HIV/AIDS - Goulda A. Downer, PhD, RN, LN, CNS

How to Implement Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs in Outreach Settings - Nathan Fields

HIV/AIDS and Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention Strategies - Maryanne Williams, PsyD

Providing Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Orientation Questioning Clients - Philip T.McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC

Charting the Evolving Outreach Needs for Gay, Bisexual, MSM - Stephen J. Fallon, PhD

Overview of Outreach Competencies - Stephen J. Gumbley, MA, ACDP II

“Addictphobia” – Anti-Drug User Stigma in Outreach and Substance Abuse - T. Stephen Jones, MD, MPH

Clinical Supervision: A Resource for Self Care - Thomas G.Durham, PhD

KEEPING IT REAL 2009 CONFERENCE Street-Level Intervention Strategies for Addiction, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis

September 30-October 2, 2009
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland

This conference provided cutting-edge information on issues related to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and substance abuse. All outreach workers, substance abuse counselors, and other related healthcare personnel who work with the drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS/HCV population were encouraged to attend.

Keeping It Real 2009 Conference Agenda

Speaker List

The following are selected powerpoint presentations from the 2009 conference:

Performance Excellence: The Art of Outreach - Jacqueline Coleman

Drug Overdose Epidemic: Prescription Opioids are Replacing Heroin and Lifesaving Methods You Can Use in Outreach - T. Stephen Jones

Staying Alive: The Cityof Baltimore's Approach to Overdose Prevention - Chris Serio-Chapman

Exploring the Use of Web-based HIV Prevention for Injection Drug Use - T. Alex Washington

Clinical Supervision: An Important Resource for Self-Care - Thomas G. Durham

How Substance Use Really Affects HIV Transmission and Treatment - Stephen J. Fallon

Street-Based Outreach for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with Sex Workers and Drug Users - Genevieve Fulco, Meg Panichelli, Rachel Warner

Eradicating Perinatal HIV Transmission, Is It Possible: A Model for Case Managers - T. Alex Washington

What's New in Rapid Testing for HIV and HCV - Lisa C. Daniels

Providing Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Orientation Questioning Clients - Philip T. McCabe

Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic/Latino Populations - Marco E. Jacome

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices for Motivational Client Change: Motivational Incentives - Michelle Tuten

AIDS and the Older Adult: Assessment and Intervention Strategies - Maryanne Williams

Health and Healing: Practical Solutions for Healthy Living - Valerie E. Robinson

Neurobiology of Addiction - Edwin A. Salsitz

NAADAC-National Certification Commission Intern Level Credential Requirements - Shirley Beckett-Mikell


Previous CHHATT Conferences

KEEPING IT REAL 2008 CONFERENCE

KEEPING IT REAL 2007 CONFERENCE

KEEPING IT REAL 2006 CONFERENCE

KEEPING IT REAL 2004 CONFERENCE

KEEPING IT REAL 2003 CONFERENCE

KEEPING IT REAL 2002 CONFERENCE