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04/13/16: The NHAS & Social Work Practice


When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 12:00PM-01:15PM Eastern Time

Using the 2020 update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) as a framework, this session is intended to expand the knowledge and capacity of social workers and allied mental health providers to address the mental health and psychosocial issues confronting people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The 2016 Social Work Month theme “forging solutions out of challenges” reflects the historical role of social workers and allied mental health providers in working toward the NHAS goal of “Getting to Zero” for new HIV infections. With approximately 55,000 new HIV infections in the United States annually, the updated NHAS framework is a call to action. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the updated NHAS, the HIV continuum of care and social work practice implications, and provide concrete recommendations on meeting the needs of clients, communities and the workforce. Participants should come prepared to share practice strategies and dialogue.

Presenters: Susan M. Gallego, MSSW, LCSW and Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW

At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on social work policy and practice
  • Discuss the latest evidence on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention for individuals, families, and communities
  • Describe the role of social work in addressing health inequities in HIV/AIDS care and behavioral health services
  • Identify assessment and intervention strategies across social work practice settings, for the HIV continuum of care

The webinar is free of charge. 

CE CREDITS: 1.5 Social Work CEs (Please check with your state Board of Examiners to confirm on-line education counts). If you would like to receive CEUs upon course completion and evaluation, you must log onto the NASW website. Complete the online post – test at Note: Participation in the Webinar is free. There is NO CHARGE for CEUs for NASW members. For NASW non-members, a $20.00 CEU charge is required.


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.

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts about improving outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

From the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP):


Dear Colleague,


The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will be hosting two webcasts to gather input from stakeholders and the community on what federal agencies can do to improve outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.


The webcasts are free, and open to the public. They will be held on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm EDT. You will be able to provide input on the questions below by calling-in or via email.



Each webcast will begin with a brief update on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV Care Continuum and be followed by input from the participants on the questions below.


In your on-going work to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and within the framework of the Care Continuum, please be prepared to discuss the following on each webcast:


  1. What structural, policy, and programmatic actions could be taken to improve care continuum outcomes?


  1. What actions could be taken so that evidence-based interventions focusing on the care continuum are further integrated into other proven approaches to addressing HIV? (e.g., housing, substance use treatment)?


  1. What are the research gaps, including implementation research gaps, along the care continuum?


  1. What actions are needed so that care continuum data are used effectively to monitor outcomes and drive real-time change across programs?



Please go to the following URL on the day of the Webcast to be connected:


September 16:


September 24:



Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues and community partners. We hope you are able to participate.

LAC Comprehensive HIV Plan (2013-2017) & attachments now available online

The Attachments for the Los Angeles County Five Year Comprehensive HIV Plan 2013-2017  has been posted to the DHSP website.

 Los Angeles County Five-Year Comprehensive HIV Plan 2013-2017


Affordable Care Act and HIV in LA County (video)

Affordable Care Act and HIV in LA County Part 1 from Susan Forrest on Vimeo.

The ACA & HIV in LA County: What Do We Know Now? Where Are We Going?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Charles Drew University | UCLA
Pacific AIDS Education & Training Centers


Moderator: Phil Meyer

Tom Donohoe, MBA
Director, UCLA PAETC

Carlos Vega-Matos, MPA
Chief, HIV Care Services, Division of HIV/STD Programs

Craig Vincent-Jones, MHA
Executive Director, LA County Commission on HIV


National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting (video)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting from Susan Forrest on Vimeo.

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Update Meeting
February 14,2013
Los Angeles, California
hosted by the Los Angeles Commission on HIV
moderated by Richard Zaldivar, Executive Director, The Wall Las Memorias
presented by Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)

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