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National Report Latinos Over 50 Living with HIV

“The Latino Commission on AIDS, in partnership with the

Hispanic Health Network, is committed to promoting culturally

responsive, rigorous research designed to influence policy and

practice. Drawing on 27 years of experience in the field, we are

working to elucidate the varied factors that affect the health of

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and U.S. territories, with

special attention to the ongoing scourge of HIV/AIDS. Through

research as well as social programs, the Commission is dedicated to

reducing new HIV infections, unravelling the social determinants

of health and identifying the unmet needs of Latinos living with

HIV infection”

Full Report in Spanish and English: olvidados-older-latinos-hiv-2017


07/12/17 HIV MHTF meeting reminder & agenda

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 07/12/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Here is the agenda: HIV TASK FORCE AGENDA-JUL 2017

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038] Rm. 139
  • Parking: free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation: 4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

F/T Bilingual (English/Spanish) Patient Care Manager Position Available In MCC program in East Los Angeles

For more information, please contact Alonso Bautista, MA, MFTI at 323-869-5408 or visit http://www.AltaMed,org and search job openings utilizing the job title listed below and apply directly online:

Job Title: Case Manager III – HIV Services

Under the general supervision of the Mental Health Supervisor, the Case Manager III will be responsible for functions related to the Home-Based Case Management/Medi-Cal Waiver Program (HBCM/MCWP) or the Medical Care Coordination (MCC) program. This position will work as part of the interdisciplinary team in a primary medical care facility for persons living with HIV and AIDS. The scope of duties include but are not limited to: conduct psychosocial assessments and re-assessments of the patients enrolled in the HBCM/MCWP or MCC programs, provide social and community referrals to assist patient with accessing psychosocial services provide emotional/mental health crisis interventions, participate in case presentation with the RN Case Manager (RNCM) involved in care of patient conduct emergency referrals, document promptly and assist clients with advocacy and education about HIV and AIDS. For LCSW, clinical duties may be assigned which will include short-term therapy, crisis intervention, and other evidenced-based practices.



  1. Conducts initial comprehensive psychosocial assessments of new patients and periodic reassessment as indicated by contract protocols and any changes in client’s medical, mental and/or emotional status.
  2. Works closely with the RNCM and others from the comprehensive medical team to develop and implement comprehensive quality care plans.
  3. Provides appropriate referrals; acts as a liaison and advocate for client with other agencies, facilitation access to public assistance programs and other AIDS organizations, medical needs, mental health services, housing, and any other care plans.
  4. Provide crisis interventions and/or other interventions within the scope of practice. Assesses clients for indicators of any acute and/or ongoing psychological distress and/or substance abuse.
  5. For LCSW, provide age-appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling and individual/family treatment as well as assistance in family life crisis situations.
  6. Attend and participate in program meetings, including weekly multidisciplinary team meetings. Consultation and ongoing communication with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team about the client and result of evaluation and interventions.
  7. Provide counseling/education to client and his/her family
  8. Prepare, organize and maintain client’s chart.
  9. Keep track of changes on state forms and consents.
  10. Maintains and completes accurate and timely documentation.
  11. Maintains a case load of 40 patients(HBCM/MCWP program only).
  12. Keeps abreast of latest medical information regarding HIV and AIDS.
  13. Attend weekly clinical supervision (group and individual) in accordance with regulatory board requirements.
  14. Provide coaching and mentoring to Case Managers I & II as needed.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned.



  1. Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology or Social Work required; licensed-eligible (clinical supervision provided).
  2. If licensed LCSW, must maintain current licensure through California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  3. A minimum of one year of experience working with HIV populations required.
  4. Experience and sensitivity in working with diverse organizations and constituencies, including the HIV/AIDS, Latino, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender communities.

Bilingual HIV RN Case Manager Position Available in MCC (Medical Care Coordination) Program-East Los Angeles

For more information on how to apply please contact Alonso Bautista, MA, MFTI at 323-869-5408


The Nurse Case Manager will provide case management services to an ongoing case load of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  The RNCM works as part of an interdisciplinary team to formulate care plans based on assessment and provision of care priorities. Coordination of services with the social worker /mental health clinician, and other psycho-social support services for persons with HIV/AIDS needing higher level of care. The RNCM will work under the Home Based Case Management (HBCM) program or the Medical Care Coordination (MCC) program. The RNCM for HBCM will coordinate services for persons who are homebound and when applicable, will coordinate activities with in-home support, skilled nursing facilities, hospital nursing personnel, members of the interdisciplinary team and with the physician in the clinic. The RNCM for MCC will act as team lead to ensure the patient’s needs are met and their care is coordinated through the delivery of brief interventions focused on patient education, treatment adherence, managing side effects, medical nutrition therapy, co-infections, and preventative care.


  1. Identifies and enrolls persons with HIV/AIDS into a case management program providing services within the HMCM and MCC programs.
  2. Works as part of an interdisciplinary team to formulate care plans based on assessment and provision of care priorities.
  3. Coordinates services with the social worker /mental health clinician and other psycho-social support services for persons with HIV/AIDS needing higher level of care.
  4. Coordinate access to other services including, nutrition services, legal services, in-home support, attendant care, and skilled nursing.
  5. Actively participants in Case Conferences to determine appropriate care plan for patients.
  6. Delivers brief interventions focused on patient education, treatment adherence, managing side effects, medical nutrition therapy, co?infections, and preventative care.
  7. The Nurse Case Manager will participate in the developing of all program material, policies and procedures related to the nurse case management program; includes creating program manuals and Quality Management policies.
  8. Develops program informational and educational materials and various forms.
  9. Cultivates and develops community social services linkages for patients and families with HIV/AIDS.
  10. Identifies third party payer sources, completes Medi-Cal and/or Medi-Care paper work; Qualifies participants for the State AIDS Case Management Program services.
  11. Collects demographics, compiles monthly reports and statistics.
  12. Works to coordinate support services with hospital discharge planners as needed.
  13. Attends staff meetings, programmatic trainings/meetings, various community meetings, task forces and local consortium.
  14. May be required to perform clinical nurse duties as needed
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Graduation from an accredited Baccalaureate School of Nursing or a related field and two years experience in administration or management, public health nursing and/or case management or an RN with three years experience in home health care and/or case management.
  2. Current, active, and unrestricted registered nursing license provided by the State of California.
  3. A minimum of one year experience working with HIV populations preferred.
  4. Bilingual: English/Spanish required

HMHTF Meeting reminder and Agenda 06/08/16

MHTF agenda 060816

‘The California Latino Legislative Caucus and The Concilio of Latino Mental Health Agencies: Present Policy Briefing: Challenges and Services to Mental Health Services for Latinos/As

CLLC-Concilio_Policy Briefing_Agenda_FINAL (3) 

Apologies for the late notice- The HIV MH Task Force Nov meeting is being cancelled, we will resume meeting in Dec. Thank you!

Employment Opportunity- Home-Based HIV Case Management Position

Case Manager III HIV 012714

Masters Level Clinician-MSW, MA/MS in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology

Bilingual Spanish/English required for position

If interested, please send résumé to Hilda Sandoval at


HIV Mental Health Task Force Meeting 01/08/14

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at The Village at 9:30am.

Warm Regards, Alonso




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