Invitation to Participate: HIV Provider Training to Address Medical Mistrust

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Invitation to Participate: HIV Provider Training to Address Medical Mistrust

Who should participate?

  • HIV care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA) who primarily work with Black and Latinx patients

What does participation involve?

  • Virtual training (total 4 hours) conducted by California Prevention Training Center
  • Phone interview (45 min) to provide feedback that will be used to improve the training
  • $200 gift card will be provided

Who is conducting this research?

How can I participate?

For more information, please contact Bella González

Cell: (703)-413-1100 x5793


Read an official message from the RAND Corporation below:

“We are a team of researchers, HIV care providers, and provider training experts from the RAND Corporation, California Prevention Training Center, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. We are conducting a study to develop and pilot test an HIV care provider training to understand and address the impact of stigma and medical mistrust experienced by Black and Latinx consumers/patients. This research is funded by the National Institute of Health, and the study protocol has been approved by RAND’s Institutional Review Board.

If you are an HIV care providers (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) who works with a substantial number of Black and Latinx HIV care consumers or patients, we would like to invite you to participate in our study and provide feedback to improve this training. The tentative dates are in mid-January 2023 (e.g., potentially during the week of 1/9) and the participation would be remote/virtual. The total time would be about 4 hours for the virtual training (via Zoom) and there will be a phone interview (45-60 min) to provide qualitative feedback and suggestions for improvement. We may schedule a long session of 4 hours or break it up into two sessions, whichever would be most convenient/manageable. Your feedback would be used to refine and improve this provider training. You will be compensated $200 for participating in the training and interview. The training will be conducted by expert trainers from California Prevention Training Center; the interview will be conducted by RAND researchers.

Your participation in the training session(s) and interview are completely voluntary. We will not identify you in any way in any of our research presentations, papers, or reports. The information you provide to us during your participation will be kept confidential. If you are interested in participating, our research staff contacting you will review this information with you at the beginning of the training and interview and can answer any questions that you have at those times.

Please enter your contact information in this Google Form here if you are interested in participating in this study. If so, we will work with you to identify a convenient time to proceed with the next steps. Please feel free to contact us to ask any questions you may have about any aspects of this study. Our study contact is Dr. Lu Dong (, 310-486-1847).

Thank you for helping with this important project.”