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HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education Training and Technical Assistance Center

As part of a statewide initiative to improve the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in New York, CAI's new HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education Training and Technical Assistance Center will focus on increasing engagement, adherence and retention into behavioral health care of PLWHA.
Launched in July 2014, the project will support the efforts of 14 Community Based HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education and Engagement Services providers funded under the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute's Ryan White Part B HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education Initiative. The project will provide Behavioral Health Educators and Peer Navigators, new positions created specifically for this Initiative, with training and technical assistance to deliver behavioral health education, and link clients to services within the community. These positions will work to address stigma and related anxiety that may affect a client's willingness to engage in and adhere to their HIV medical and behavioral health care and treatment.
This project is led by Neel Pandya, CAI Project Director and Senior Trainer. For more information on the project, contact us.