Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior
Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center - Central Valley & Northern Interior
The Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior (Pacific AETC – CVNI) is located at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA and serves 32 counties ranging from the border of Oregon to Kings and Tulare Counties. Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior provides clinical training and capacity building assistance to providers of high-volume urban HIV clinics as well as low volume, rural community health centers throughout central and eastern Northern California. The training center offers an array of HIV/AIDS training and educational activities, including didactic seminars, workshops, conferences, preceptorships, on-site clinical mentoring, clinical consultations, and telehealth programs. Many programs are targeted towards healthcare professionals providing care to underserved populations in community health clinics, rural community health centers, and correctional facilities.
Northern Central Valley: Sacramento, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Amador, Alpine, San Joaquin, Calaveras, and Mono Counties
Southern Central Valley: Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties
In July 2021, the Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior conducted a PrEP Community Provider Needs Assessment to better understand the knowledge and training needs of healthcare workers and frontline staff in the Sacramento region (Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Alpine, and Placer counties), which included a raffle for a Visa gift card. A special thanks to Patience Wenck, RN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner for Alpine County Public Health Department, who won the raffle!
Online Training Videos:
To watch the video, please register by clicking on the button below the description. If this is your first time registering for a Pacific AETC event, you will need to create an account. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with the link to watch the video.
CEU/CME Credit: There will be a link to an evaluation survey in the video description. We would appreciate it if you took a moment to complete the survey, regardless of CEU/CME credit. It only takes a couple of minutes, and our funding depends on the response rate of these evaluations. After completing the evaluation, you will be automatically redirected to a short CEU survey. If you want CEU credit, you must complete that survey. CEU/CME certificates will be available on your participant account at https://paetc.org/ and the Certificate of Completion can be found on the Participant Dashboard > Past Events tab.
A 22-minute recorded training by Andy Scheer, a Medical Social Worker from a San Francisco clinic. This video provides frontline healthcare workers a brief, beginner-level introduction to the basics of HIV, linkage to care, and case management for people with HIV.
Recorded 6/2021, 0.25 CEU credits
Health Insurance 101
A 38-minute recorded training by Andy Scheer, a Medical Social Worker from a San Francisco clinic. This video provides a beginner-level overview of public and private health insurance options available to people with HIV, as well as eligibility and application changes due to COVID-19, for frontline healthcare/benefits workers. Much of the private insurance piece is focused on California, but the public options can apply to the rest of the United States.
Recorded 6/2021, 0.5 CEU credits
Public Benefits Navigation for People with HIV
A 50-minute recorded training by Andy Scheer, a Medical Social Worker from a San Francisco clinic. This video provides information on how to support people with HIV and navigate/obtain health insurance, cost-savings programs available to people with HIV, and how to triage common benefits problems to resolution.
Recorded 6/2020, 1.0 CEU credits
Ryan White Clinics: Preparing for the 2020-2021 Flu Season Amid a Pandemic
This 90-minute recording will inform healthcare providers on the importance of the influenza vaccination for people with HIV amidst COVID-19. Speakers discuss considerations for special populations, determine which vaccination is best for people with HIV, and safe delivery of the flu vaccination during the pandemic.
Recorded 10/2020, 1.5 CEU credits
The Impact of COVID-19 and Pandemics on Mental Health
This 45-minute recording provides healthcare providers, including educators and public health officials, information on the following:
- Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals
- Warning signs of stress, overload and how it could impact physical/mental health as well as work-related/career decisions
- Areas of uncertainty related to the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals, and ways to mitigate this level of stress
Recorded 6/2020, 1.0 CEU credits
HIV, Meth, and Mental Health:
- Sacramento County – HIV Epidemiology and Methamphetamine: 0.5 CEU/CME credits
This 27-minute recording will provide information on the following:
- Overview of HIV epidemiology
- Factors contributing to HIV transmission
- Methamphetamine use disorder and relationship to HIV infections plus other STIs
- HIV prevention, ending the HIV epidemic
- Sacramento County PrEP program, recommendations for healthcare providers in HIV prevention
- Effects of Methamphetamine on the Brain and the HIV Epidemic: 0.5 CEU/CME credits
This 34-minute recording will provide information on the following:
- The importance of dopamine and its relationship to addiction
- The impact of methamphetamine on the brain, and the consequences for the HIV epidemic
- How methamphetamine use disorder compares with other substance use disorders in terms of disrupting the HIV care continuum
- Ways in which “hook up” apps are impacting the HIV and methamphetamine epidemics
- Challenges of HIV Mental Health and Addiction: Basic Science to Treatment: 0.75 CEU/CME credits
This 39-minute recording will provide information on the following:
- Common high-risk drugs
- Co-occurring medical complications
- Cross over symptoms of depression and HIV
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor
- Addiction Treatment in Acute Care: 0.5 CEU/CME credits
This 23-minute recording will provide information on the following:
- Addressing stigma as a treatment strategy
- Why words matter
- Identification and risk reduction strategies in acute care
- The above training series were funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The Cares Foundation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor endorsement, by either HRSA or the CARES Foundation (Sacramento, CA).
- The AAFP has reviewed HIV, Meth, and Mental Health Series, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credit approval includes the following session(s):
- 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – HIV Epidemiology and Methamphetamine
- 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Effects of Methamphetamine on the Brain and the HIV Epidemic
- 0.75 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Challenges of HIV Mental Health and Addiction: Basic Science to Treatment
- 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Addiction Treatment in Acute Care
Sacramento Region PrEP Community Resource List (updated November 2021):
Sacramento Region HIV, Meth, and Mental Health Resources (updated November 2020):
ICD 10 Billing Codes, Printable Trifold Brochures:
Printable Pocket Guide for PrEP Screening: Includes information regarding indications, contraindications/cautions, testing, prescriptions/doses, side effects, efficacy, counseling, monitoring, billing codes, medication assistance, and resources for further information.
Printable Pocket Guide to Open-Ended Sexual Health Questions: Includes information regarding creating a welcoming clinical environment, preparing to take a sexual history, questions to ask during a sexual history, the 5 P’s, and resources for further information.
Assisting Partner Services: These presentations from the Northern CA: Assisting Partner Services Symposium inform healthcare providers and community health workers on the following:
- The history, purpose, and importance of Partner Services in relation to both HIV and public health
- Principles of Partner Services, and healthcare provider role in initiating Partner Services
- Patient concerns and ways to address them
- The guiding principles of harm reduction and its relation to building rapport with patients
- Collaborating with Partner Services and facilitating successful warm handoffs
Ryan White Clinics: Preparing for the 2021-2022 Flu Season Amid a Pandemic: These slides will inform healthcare providers on the importance of the influenza vaccination for people with HIV amidst COVID-19. The slides include information about coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and ADAP vaccination assistance.
ARVs in COVID: This presentation provides HIV healthcare providers and stakeholders current information on the use of HIV drugs to treat COVID-19.
Coping with COVID: Designed for healthcare providers, including educators and public health officials with self-care considerations that address the following:
- Appreciate the current impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals
- Recognize warning signs of stress, overload and discuss how it could impact physical, mental health as well as work-related and career decisions
- Highlight areas of uncertainty related to the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals, and ways to mitigate this level of stress
HIV PrEP: This presentation informs healthcare providers, including public health staff and substance abuse providers, on the role of PrEP in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and how to identify populations eligible for PrEP, discuss PrEP initiation and monitoring, and identify systems-based challenges and consideration in delivering PrEP services.
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