Education and Training
AIDS Alliance offers a variety of education, training, and technical assistance opportunities for care providers and for women, youth, and families living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV.
The Youth Sexual health Education National Standards of Excellence (Y-SENSE) program has been developed to build the capacity of CDC DASH-funded state and local education agencies, their health agency partners and juvenile justice and correctional centers, alternative schools, and shelters for homeless and runaway youth in high incidence areas. The program will develop local coalitions to ensure effective sexual health promotion policies, including LGBT inclusive policies and programs in these settings. more...
AIDS Alliance is excited to serve as a National Partner in Be The Generation Bridge Partnership Project — a collaborative effort between FHI 360/HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC)/Legacy Project. more...
The Voices of Change Women's Advocacy Program seeks to mobilize, train and engage women living with HIV/AIDS, primarily women of color, in advocacy efforts, ensuring they have the knowledge, skills and ability to help shape decisions that directly impact their health and well-being. more...
All of our Training and Technical Assistance is tailored to meet the needs of participants:
- The Consumer Leadership Corps Training Program (CLCTP) empowers, trains, and supports women living with HIV as trainers of other consumers in their home community.
- The Community Leadership Initiative Program (CLI) trains and mentors local peer coordinators to conduct trainings in their home communities. Portions of the program were adapted from the Consumer Leadership Corps Training Program. CLI was made possible through a generous grant from the Ittleson Foundation.
- Girls 4 HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Prevention, and Education) builds the capacity of community-based organizations to provide HIV prevention programs to black and Latina teen girls and their families.
- The Advanced Skills for Consumer Education & National Development (ASCEND) Leadership Training Program builds skills and facilitates "Consumer Involvement to Respond to Unmet Need" for consumers of Ryan White Parts A and B services in eligible metropolitan areas, states, and territories that are most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
VOICES, our annual AIDS Alliance conference and membership meeting, brings together consumers and care providers to share information about what works. VOICES participants discuss the latest advances in treatment, care, and prevention, as well as the most pressing policy concerns facing our community. VOICES is the only national conference dedicated solely to AIDS and women, children, youth, and families.
For more information about our AIDS Alliance education, training, capacity building and technical assistance programs and services, call or email Michelle Scavnicky at 813-258-5929 x4 or MScavnicky@theaidsinstitute.org