Training & Consultation
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Our expert trainers and consultants can help you implement High-Impact HIV Prevention programs, improve your ability to work with people living with HIV/AIDS, and build a stronger workforce. We provide free trainings and consultation (also known as capacity building assistance) to community-based organizations and non-medical providers in California and across the United States.Our California Statewide Training & Education Program (CSTEP) sets the standard in HIV treatment, public benefits education and health care coverage information for people living with HIV. These trainings support HIV direct service providers in clinical and non-clinical settings.
For more information about our Benefits trainings, please check out our training objectives: Disability Income in California and Health Care Coverage Options in California for People Living with HIV/AIDS.For more information about our Treatment online trainings, please check out our training objectives: HIV and Your Immune System and Supporting Clients in a Dynamic Era of HIV Treatment.
REGISTERING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!
To access our CSTEP trainings, podcasts and all of our webinars, please create an account on our FREE online training platform by following these steps:

Step 1:
- Click on the link: API Wellness Catalog
- Click on the green “Sign Up” button located at the top, right-hand corner of the page.
- Create an account by filling in your name, email address, and new username and password for the course, then agree to the terms and click, "Register".

Step 2:
- After you create an account, it will prompt you to fill out an application form. This is a bit lengthy, but you will only have to do it once to gain access to all of our courses!

Step 3:
- Participate in any of our online courses.
- Check out our online library: Webinars, Podcasts and Media Archives
- If you work as a health care provider in California, you may also register for any available CSTEP, in-person trainings we have to offer.
Schedule
Date / Time Location Training Course Link
Ongoing Online HIV Treatment 101 - This 1 to 2 hour online, self-paced course covers the basic biology of HIV infection and treatment. It is designed for clinical and non-clinical providers who are new to the HIV field and/or would like to receive a “refresher” on basic HIV information. Register Now
Ongoing Online Webinars, Podcasts and Media Archives
    • Webinars: Access 35+ webinars covering a variety of topics in the HIV field from experts all over the country! Links to the presentation slides as well as additional resources, are also provided below our videos.
  • Podcast: Community exCHANGE is the name of our podcast. Its sole purpose is to shake things up by highlighting topics not often discussed in the world of HIV/AIDS. Members of our own community talk about their real-life experiences to bring light and truth to what is often seen as the darker side of this disease.
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06/14/17 11:00A – 12:30P PDT Online CSTEP Benefits Plus (Webinar): Card Up Your Sleeve – Navigating System Challenges in Support Services and Benefits Coordination. This webinar will be presented by CSTEP’s very own Program Specialist, Sabina Simmons and clinician Janet Moomaw, LCSW. They will share their experience working as direct service providers and their tricks of the trade with coordinating benefits and support service for clients. This webinar will increase your knowledge of how to navigate the social service system and increase your confidence in service delivery. Register Now
06/22/17 8:30A – 4:30P PDT The Health Trust
Sobrato Center
Sunnyvale Conference Room
1400 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
CSTEP Benefits: Health Care Coverage Options for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)- This course is open to both clinical and non-clinical workers and focuses on the various healthcare coverage options available in California for PLWHA Register Now
06/30/17 9:00A – 4:30P PDT Tenderloin Neighborhood Development (TNDC) Kelly Cullen Community
"Pool" Training Room (Basement)
220 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
CSTEP Benefits: Disability Income in California - This course is open to both clinical and non-clinical workers and focuses on the basics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental, Security Income (SSI), and State Disability Insurance (SDI). This will be presented by Positive Resource Center. Register Now
07/07/17 9:00A – 5:00P PDT The Health Trust
Sobrato Center
Sunnyvale Conference Room
1400 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
CSTEP Benefits: Disability Income in California - This course is open to both clinical and non-clinical workers and focuses on the basics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental, Security Income (SSI), and State Disability Insurance (SDI). This will be presented by Positive Resource Center. Register Now
07/26/17 11:00A – 12:00P PDT Online CSTEP Benefits Plus (Webinar): Card Up Your Sleeve Part 2 – Navigating System Challenges in Support Services and Benefits Coordination. This webinar will be presented by CSTEP’s very own Program Specialist Sabina Simmons. She will continue sharing her experiences working as a direct service provider and her tricks of the trade with coordinating benefits and support service for clients. This webinar will increase your knowledge of how to navigate the social service system and increase your confidence in service delivery. Register Now
07/28/17 1:00P – 3:00P PDT API Wellness
Audre Lorde Room
730 Polk St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
CSTEP Benefits Plus (Workshop): Public Benefits and Immigrant Clients Part 1 - This course focuses on understanding public disability benefits available to immigrant clients. The training will address common immigration statuses, “PRUCOL”, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Register Now
08/03/17 1:00P – 3:00P PDT API Wellness
Audre Lorde Room
730 Polk St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
CSTEP Benefits Plus (Workshop): Public Benefits and Immigrant Clients Part 2 – This course focuses on understanding public disability benefits available to immigrant clients. Part 2 of this training will address healthcare benefits and public charge. Register Now
08/07/17 9:00A – 4:30P PDT AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
3741 S. La Brea Ave. 2nd Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
CSTEP Benefits: Disability Income in California - This course is open to both clinical and non-clinical workers and focuses on the basics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental, Security Income (SSI), and State Disability Insurance (SDI). Register Now
08/28/17 9:00A – 4:30P PDT AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
3741 S. La Brea Ave.
2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90016
CSTEP Benefits: Health Care Coverage Options for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)- This course is open to both clinical and non-clinical workers and focuses on the various healthcare coverage options available in California for PLWHA. Register Now
Get In Touch
We are looking to partner and collaborate with you to help enhance your work and program. Contact us at cba@apiwellness.org or at 415-292-3400. For CDC directly-funded Community Based Organizations, you can request capacity building assistance using the CBA Request Information System (CRIS). Request CBA

CBA & Training Team

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Myrnelle C. D. Gomez

Interim Director

Benjamin Ignalino

Program Manager

Alexander Demopoulos

Program Specialist

Melissa Margolis

Program Specialist

Sabina Simmons

Program Specialist

Angela Pohl

Program Assistant