Archive for August, 2014

09/23/14: Targeted Pharmacotherapy to Reduce Substance Use and HIV Risk: Lessons Learned from the Project iN Study

RSVP at | download Project In Sept 23 Flyer (pdf)


Free Dental Care for ADAP/Ryan White Participants

UCLA School of Dentistry
Oral Health Care Announcement 


Access to oral health care for all people living with HIV remains a critical – and unmet – goal. UCLS School of Dentistry has been awarded Ryan White Part A funding to help meet these needs and provide comprehensive dental care at no cost to the patient.

Patients will receive diagnostic services such as exams and radiographs; preparatory work such as cleanings and removal of tooth decay; and restorative care including extractions, fillings crowns and other prostheses, and periodontal surgery. There will also be an emphasis on prevention and early detection of oral diseases by periodic oral cancer screenings and teaching patients about the importance of proper oral care.

Patient must meet certain eligibility requirements including:
• Los Angeles County resident
• A person with confirmed HIV infection
• Having income below 400% of federal poverty 
• Person having no other funding source for services
• Patients may be referred from other agencies or self-referred.

For patient screening eligibility and enrollment, please contact
(310) 794-4348

Services will be provided at:
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

For additional information please contact:
Fariba S. Younai DDS
Professor of Clinical Dentistry
Vice Chair, Division of Oral Biology and Medicine
Phone: (310) 794-1093 Fax: (310) 825-0921

Vanessa Porter
Part A Program Coordinator
Phone: (310) 794-4348


national health reporter may do a story on “Who is still dying of AIDS in the US.” – looking for interviews

Hi All-

A national health reporter may do a story on “Who is still dying of AIDS in the US.”

I know we have talked about this at the HMHTF and have never been able to put together a presentation for LA at Coping.

Would anyone be interested in speaking with her? She is especially interested in interviewing the providers, family and friends of these people.

I think anyone who passed in the last 5 years would be considered.

Who else would be a good lead for her? The APLA home health nurses?


I think this national feature story could highlight many of the issues we discuss at the HMHTF.


I hope everyone is well.







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

Northeast Valley Health Corporation hiring F/T & P/T Behavioral Health Therapists

Full-Time/Part-time Behavioral Health Therapists Needed!!!

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

San Fernando Valley /Pacoima, No Hollywd, Van Nuys, San Fernando and other SPA 2 locations


Looking for a qualified Bilingual (English & Spanish preferred) Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists & LMFT’s to work in a integrated outpatient medical clinic to provide mental health assessment/counseling/social work services to the medical out- patient population at primary medical care sites and homeless clinic site(s)



  • Develops, evaluates, and updates written assessments and treatment plan for the provision of behavioral health services in a medical care setting that serves general medical patients
  • Provides services in the form of individual, couple, family, group counseling, and crises intervention  
  • Documents all patients encounters in either assessment/reassessment or progress note format
  • Confers with other licensed staff to make community referrals
  • Works effectively within an inter-disciplinary team and treats everyone with respect, dignity, and trust using Patient Centered Medical Home Model


***** Competitive Salary along with Great Benefits*****


* If you are interested in applying for the position, please call Nick Rocca, LCSW at (818) 988-6335 ext 50701 or email him at

10/16/14: 20th Annual Asian American Mental Health Training Conference


20th Annual Asian American Mental Health Training Conference

“Asian American Mental Health: Past, Present, and Future”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Almansor Court

700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801


To view the flyer, please click here  2014 Asian American MH Conference Save the Date


For questions, please contact Lisa Song at or Jae Kim at


The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will provide professional mental health services including but not limited to mental health counseling, crisis intervention, individual, family, couple and group counseling; and mental health information and referrals to clients of APLA Health & Wellness. Services offered at both our Gleicher / Chen Health Center primary care site in Baldwin Hills, and at our David Geffen Center in Koreatown. We provide services to the community at large, with a particular focus on the needs of low income communities of color and LGBT adults who are at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Services may be provided to both English- and Spanish-speaking clients and their families.
Position requires a Masters Degree in Social Work or a Ph.D/Psy.D in Clinical Psychology with current California license in good standing as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Clinical Psychologist. You must be able to be credentialed as a Medicare and Medi-Cal provider.
We seek a professional with the ability to speak Spanish fluently, diagnose and assess mental health needs, provide effective crisis intervention and counseling, respond sensitively to people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse needs, utilize community resources effectively, communicate effectively orally and in writing, work independently, respond with empathy to HIV infected and affected people, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment in terms of the organization and the resources available to clients.
ATTN: Human Resources
611 S. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Fax: 213.201.1595

08/13/14 meeting reminder and agenda

This is a reminder that our monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday,August 13th at 9:30am at the Village [1125 N. McCadden Place, LA, 90038.]

Here is the agenda:


Fost-Adopt Social Worker MSW (Palmdale, CA)

Note: MSW degree required. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Bilingual candidates nearing graduation with a MSW degree are encouraged to apply.

Koinonia Family Services is looking for a qualified individual to work as a full-time Fost-Adopt Social Worker in our Palmdale office. We are looking for someone who lives in/near Palmdale, and another person who lives in/near Santa Clarita/Newhall to service children and families in that area. The position requires a Master’s degree in social work (required). Bi-lingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred. Responsibilities include social work and case management of children in fost-adopt placement; providing support services to resource parents; writing S.A.F.E. adoption home studies for Koinonia certified resource families who are adopting foster children placed in their homes; writing home studies for county-referred families, and providing on-going case management and services for children in approved adoption placement, including post-adoption services. See the job posting on the Koinonia website for a more detailed description of the job duties and other information.

The work schedule is regular business hours, Monday-Friday, with some occasional early evening and weekend work. The position requires driving up to 1 hour (and sometimes more) to complete home studies. The salary range begins at $40,035 annual salary (negotiable based upon education and experience). Koinonia offers a rich benefit package, with a very low employee contribution level. Benefits include employee and dependent group health insurance (medical, dental and vision), life insurance, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays, and supervision toward LCSW licensure. Koinonia’s group health plans are compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and meet all of the requirements for the “individual mandate.” All individuals enrolled on Koinonia’s group health plan will satisfy the requirements of the ACA.

Koinonia Family Services is a foster care and adoptions agency that has served children and families for 30+ years. We have approximately 200 staff, over 450 foster families and over 600 clients in our various programs. Koinonia has about 30 offices located throughout California and Nevada, and we are one of California’s and Nevada’s leading foster family and adoption agencies.

TO APPLY…Please visit our website at Click on the job titled “Fost-Adopt Social Worker MSW – Palmdale” and follow the instructions at the bottom of the job posting to apply. Koinonia is an equal opportunity employer.

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