Archive for December, 2013

Low Cost Computers & Internet for low income clients

Attached is an updated flyer for the computer program jointly sponsored by the Los Angeles Public Library System, the Black Business Association, and OIC of Los Angeles.  This is a five year program that was initiated in 2013.  Families must attend a 3 hour computer “boot camp” at a library location in order to qualify.  They must also meet income guidelines as noted on the flyer.  This is for Los Angeles County residents.

The computer is $149.  The router (if they want internet service) is $79.  The monthly fee for internet is $10.  Please call the number on the flyer.

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE

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Interpreting for HIV/AIDS Health Care Providers | 40-hour health care interpreter training

Click on the flyer to download/register
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DOWNLOAD FLYER & REGISTER HERE

Panel discussion-ACA and HIV

Hi All-

APLA and UCLA PAETC will be doing some ACA & HIV trainings in the coming year in different California cities.

One goal is to provide more than just the 60-90 minute updates most HIV providers have been receiving.

We will be piloting the training in LA at APLA next Monday,  December 16 (see attached agenda.)

Is anyone with mental health expertise from the task force interested in being on the 2:00 pm panel?

 

We need someone who can talk BRIEFLY about MENTAL HEALTH and the ACA for people with HIV.

Someone who can speak to benefits and challenges of mental health services in MediCal Managed Care and Covered California plans would be great.

For example what co-pays might someone have to face who is going from Ryan White to a Covered California plan? What are the implications?

If any of you have feedback on this topic, please feel free to email the 3 me as well, even if you can’t participate in the pilot training.

Feel free to call me with any questions.
If someone is interested, please email me and include Luke and Brian in your response (copied here—I think you may know Brian from the HepC Task Force?) so we know who is confirmed for the panel.

If you are a yes, and want to participate in the full day, please let them know that as well.

 

Thank you!

Tom Donohoe

Tom Donohoe

Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Director, UCLA/Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center

Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024-4142
Voice  (310) 794-8276
Fax  (310) 794-6097

donohoe@ucla.edu

12/19/13: Latino Immigrant Well-Being (webinar)

 

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC releases its latest factsheet entitled:

Latino Immigrant Well-Being

Like most immigrants, Latinos are often motivated to come to the U.S. for new social, educational, or economic opportunities.  Still, the immigration process can be stressful and for some, traumatic, as immigrants leave behind significant family and social ties, and sometimes endure difficult conditions during the journey.

The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish and you may obtain a copy of the document through the following link: CLICK HERE

Also, if you want to learn more you may register for our next webinar:

Webinar Information
Latino Immigrant Well-Being
December 19th, 2013
9:00 AM PST 

Presenter:
Esther Calzada, PhD
Department of Population Health
NYU Langone Medical Center

REGISTER HERE

(Webinar will be in English)

Please help us disseminate this message by sharing this information among your contacts

NAADAC, NBCC, and IC&RC CEU’s available for a nominal fee.

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01/13/14: Los Angeles County HIV Biomedical Summit

12/13/13: “National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum Initiative”

UCLA AIDS Institute / CFAR Grand Rounds: This monthly lecture series, which is offered by the UCLA CFAR / AIDS Institute, consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures, delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty, on a broad range of subjects. The aims of the program are to highlight important developments in AIDS-related research, encourage collaborations between UCLA investigators and invited speakers, interest young investigators in AIDS research, and provide information about new findings and new funding opportunities. 

Grant N. Colfax, M.D. 
Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy 
“National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum Initiative”
 
Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00pm to 1:00pm
CHS 23-105 
 
Seminar supported by the Michael Gottlieb fund. 
 
Hosted by the International Health Services and Policy Program Section 

 

  • A light lunch will be served promptly at noon.
  • Admission is free but space is limited.
  • To reserve a seat please click here

 

FYI: The referenced event will be held at:

UCLA Campus at the Center for Health Sciences building (CHS building, in room 23-105). See attached map of location.   There is not a street address.

For directions from the 10 FWY:

  1. West on 10 FWY
  2. North on 405 FWY
  3.  Exit on Wilshire Blvd (heading east)
  4. Turn left on Glendon Ave heading towards UCLA.  Find street parking on either Glendon Ave, Tiverton Drive, or Le Conte Avenue.   You can also pay for parking at PCHS, but there are no parking validations.

For directions from Sunset Blvd:

  1. West on Sunset Blvd
  2. Left on Hilgard Ave
  3. Right onto Le Conte Ave.  Find street parking.

12/05/13 – Participate in Text, Talk, Act To Improve Mental Health

 

Dec. 5 – Participate in Text, Talk, Act To Improve Mental Health

SAMHSA

Participate in Text, Talk, Act To Improve Mental Health

On December 5, 2013, join Creating Community Solutions in a nationwide discussion on mental health with your cell phone! All over the country, people will get together in small groups for 1-hour discussions on mental health.

Text 'start' to 89800; then talk in groups of 4 to 5 people about the issues presented; and be part of the change!

The process is simple:

  1. Receive reminders and materials before the event at bit.ly/texttalkact.
  2. Bring some people together on December 5.
  3. Form into groups of four to five people, with at least one cellphone per group.
  4. Text “start” to 89800.

“Text, Talk, Act To Improve Mental Health” is designed to engage high school and college students, in particular, using technology that they are accustomed to. Results from the live polling questions will be tabulated almost instantly; that means people will be able to see how participants across the country responded. The process will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss actions they can take to strengthen mental health on their campuses and in their communities.

Get Started With Text, Talk, Act To Improve Mental Health

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“When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation” (Journal of Homosexuality) now available online

The pre-production draft of “When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation” (to be published in Journal of Homosexuality this Spring 2014) is now available Learning Trans. Among other things, this article puts an end to Blanchard’s transphobic theories once and for all.

Talia Mae Bettcher, Ph.D.

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FIRIpjIPC6UbnJAn2Avm/full#.Up1qP8RDuSo

Journal of Homosexuality

When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation

When Selves Have Sex: What the Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation

DOI:
10.1080/00918369.2014.865472

Talia Mae Bettcher PhD*

 

Abstract

In this article, Bettcher argues that sexual attraction must be re-conceptualized in light of transgender experience. In particular, Bettcher defends the theory of “erotic structuralism,” which replaces an exclusively other-directed account of gendered attraction with one that includes a gendered eroticization of self as an essential component. This erotic experience of self is necessary for other-directed gendered desire, where the two are bound together and mutually informing. One consequence of the theory is that the controversial notion of “autogynephilia” is rejected. Another consequence is that the distinction between gender identity and sexual orientation is softened.
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Talia Bettcher (California State University, Los Angeles, Philosophy) just uploaded a paper on Academia.edu:

When Selves Have Sex: What The Phenomenology of Trans Sexuality Can Teach About Sexual Orientation

View Paper

HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today now available

from Tom Donohoe:

 

We are pleased to announce the release of the current issue of HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today.

Despite our efforts as HIV service providers, stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing and treatment, fueling the epidemic. We hope that this issue will support you in your work with clients.

You can access the issue here:
http://www.ucsf-ahp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Perspectives_V21No3_HIV_Stigma_Today.pdf

In addition, we want to let you know about a training that AHP offers through the California State Office of AIDS, called ‘Assessing and Responding to HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination.’ This one-day training is a continuing education course designed for both new and experienced providers. For more information about the training, please contact Karin Hill, the HIV Prevention Training Coordinator at the California State Office of AIDS, at 916.319.9461, or Karin.Hill@cdph.ca.gov.
We are pleased to announce the release of the current issue of HIV Counselor PERSPECTIVES on HIV Stigma Today.

Despite our efforts as HIV service providers, stigma remains a significant barrier to HIV testing and treatment, fueling the epidemic. We hope that this issue will support you in your work with clients.

You can access the issue here:
http://www.ucsf-ahp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Perspectives_V21No3_HIV_Stigma_Today.pdf

In addition, we want to let you know about a training that AHP offers through the California State Office of AIDS, called ‘Assessing and Responding to HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination.’ This one-day training is a continuing education course designed for both new and experienced providers. For more information about the training, please contact Karin Hill, the HIV Prevention Training Coordinator at the California State Office of AIDS, at 916.319.9461, or Karin.Hill@cdph.ca.gov.

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