The Care and Wellbeing Center educates providers on how to utilize the multi-faceted strengths of and opportunities to care for people living with HIV over 50. The number of people living with HIV over 50 has continually increased and our goal is to strengthen provider knowledge and skills to improve the access to and quality of care for all people living with HIV over 50.
We are funded through the Gilead HIV Age Positively Initiative and have been designated to serve 13 states throughout the West Region including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
To achieve our mission, we conduct four key activities:
- Conduct a multidisciplinary, intersectional Learning Collaborative to facilitate learning
- Convene a regional Community Advisory Board to gain direct client feedback
- Provide on-demand tailored technical assistance to support programming
- Create networking opportunities to strengthen and encourage collaboration
Multidisciplinary, Intersectional Learning Collaborative
Our Learning Collaborative (LC) series is designed to engage all types of staff members who serve people living with HIV over 50. Our LC series facilitates learning in four ways:
Our audience includes but is not limited to:
- Allied health providers such as home health aides, health educators, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
- Mental health providers such as counselors and therapists.
- Care navigation providers such as case managers, care navigators, and community health workers.
- Medical providers such as nurses, physicians, and pharmacists.
Our 2023 schedule is shown below, registration links for each session will be available one month prior to each session.
|Women’s Health, HIV, and Aging Panel||March 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Later Life Planning for People Aging with HIV||May 3, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Strengths in HIV and Aging Roundtable||July 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM|
|HIV and Aging Conference||September 18th and 19th|
|How to Tap In: Peers and Volunteers||November 7, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM|
Interested in joining our Learning Collaborative or reviewing our recorded sessions? Click the buttons below!
Community Advisory Board
Our Community Advisory Board (CAB) is available to provide feedback on a wide range of HIV and Aging topics and service provision including:
- Preferred functions, modes of delivery, and cultural-specific considerations to guide service design and operations
- Experiences with existing services to identify growth areas and collaboration opportunities
- New research, policy, or news articles to add community perspective
Tailored Technical Assistance and Networking Opportunities
We provide technical assistance and networking opportunities to providers serving people living with HIV over 50 in several ways: our Slack professional collaboration platform, our monthly newsletter, and our individual on-demand technical assistance.
Our Slack collaboration platform contains resource banks on HIV and Aging research articles, program frameworks, funding opportunities, and learning opportunities. We also build networking activities to connect members in addition to existing collaboration tools. All Learning Collaborative members gain access to our Slack workspace.
The Care and Wellbeing Chronicle is our monthly newsletter where we distribute even more news, research articles, and references tailored to your needs. Click the button below to join our email list!