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CSTEP

The California Statewide Training & Education Program (CSTEP) sets the standard in HIV treatment and public benefits education and training for HIV, health and other providers.

CSTEP has two training components: CSTEP Treatment and CSTEP Benefits.

CSTEP Treatment offers up-to-date information about HIV and HIV treatment options.

CSTEP Benefits provides information related to accessing federal, state and local HIV-focused benefits.

CSTEP training is:

  • FREE,
  • Multi-level,
  • Technically and culturally competent.

Be a CSTEP Advisory Board member!

Our board is a collaboration of professionals and community stakeholders who have extensive knowledge and experience in HIV education and prevention, HIV treatment and care, public benefits, and other issues that are related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in California.

There are two assigned groups:  (1) Treatment Group and (2) Benefits Group which provide assistance and input for the CSTEP Trainings.

CSTEP Advisory Board’s roles and responsibilities:
  • Attend quarterly CSTEP advisory panel meetings.
  • Review and provide recommendations on CSTEP program design, curricula and evaluation methods.
  • Support the CSTEP Needs Assessment process.
  • Promote CSTEP and recruit potential participants/training consultants in their local areas.

Please send CV or resume to Myrnelle Dizon at myrnelle@apiwellness.org.

  CSTEP Treatment  
 

CSTEP Treatment is a multi-level HIV treatment training and education program on fundamental treatment and adherence information. A&PI Wellness Center developed CSTEP Treatment in collaboration with Project Inform. These courses will help participants effectively assist treatment teams for people living with HIV/AIDS.

CSTEP, in collaboration with TechChange Inc., created two Treatment trainings online to cater to the busy clinical and non-clinical providers working in the field of HIV prevention and treatment. Participants are able to move at their own pace and learn the basics of HIV as well as more in-depth information surrounding the HIV Treatment Cascade. Courses will go beyond the Power Point presentation, giving participants the ability to join discussion forums, watch animated videos and diagrams and expand their research with additional resources that they can download for future use.

1. HIV and Your Immune System
This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. To register, please click on the following link: https://apiwellness.course.tc/account/apply/101

2. Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment
This 4-week online course is for providers who have existing knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and treatment. To register, please do the following:


Both courses will allow participants to access prerecorded sessions from guest experts who facilitated them LIVE during our pilot launch from July 21 and August 15, 2014. To access these sessions, participants can click on the “ARCHIVES” tab located at the top menu bar in both APIWC 101 and 201.


Please click on “Frequently Asked Questions,” for information about these courses.


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  CSTEP Benefits  
 

CSTEP Benefits is a multi-level benefits training and education program for service providers regarding various health and disability benefits programs. A&PI Wellness Center developed CSTEP Benefits in collaboration with Positive Resource Center. These courses will offer providers the skills to effectively link consumers with available sources of income and health benefits.

CSTEP, in collaboration with Project Inform, has recently added two trainings that focus primarily on health care benefits:

1. Lay of the Land: An Overview of Existing Health Care Programs that Affect People Living with HIV/AIDS

2. Health Care Reform and HIV: New and Upcoming Health Care Programs of the Affordable Care Act

Please click on “Frequently Asked Questions,” for information about these courses.


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  CSTEP Training Schedule  
 
November 5, 2014
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Online What is PrEP? - A webinar providing a basic overview of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Register Now

Ongoing Online CSTEP Treatment: HIV and Your Immune System - This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. Register Now

July 21 – November 30, 2014 Online CSTEP Treatment: Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment This 4-week online course is for providers who have existing knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and treatment. Register Now



If you have any questions, please contact us at cstep@apiwellness.org


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CSTEP Benefits Plus: Case Conference Workshop (June 11, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: Enhancing Skills to Provide Partner Services (February 19, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: A Partner Services Primer (February 12, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: HPV and Anal Cancer Prevention (December 20, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Medicare (December 4, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Private Insurance (November 21, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 2 (September 29, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 1 (September 12, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Case Conference (July 16, 2013)

Benefits Plus: Return to Work (June 28, 2013)

Treatment Plus: HIV and Aging (June 25, 2013)

 
     
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