2020 Institutes - May 16th, 2020 (Prior to the conference)

This year, the 2020 National Latinx Conference on HIV/HCV/SUD is proud to host 3 Institutes that we believe are paramount to the advancement of the End the Epidemic plans for our communities. The 3 institutes closely reflect NMAC's Pillars to End the Epidemic and will allow participants to receive information along with the tools necessary to succeed from an amazing team of professionals that are experts in their field. We believe that in order to End the Epidemic, we need to support holistic solutions that meet the specific needs of our communities. Our aim is to strategically prioritize the following three Institutes so that participants can continue to build-upon their skills during our conference. 

 
 
Leadership:
 
Leadership is more than a skill to be learned. Successful leaders are self-reflective and self-aware of themselves and able to form an understanding with others that allows them to build a relationship. Facilitators will closely work with small groups of attendees (4 participants per group) that would like to grow in the process of becoming a leader. The institute will be led by 4 experts in their fields of HIV Medical Care, Social Services & Mental Health, HIV Prevention & Advocacy, and Program Management. These targeted fields align with our current National HIV/AIDS Strategy from prevention work to viral suppression. 
 
The facilitators will encourage attendees to contribute on various topics related to their day-to-day operations at their agencies and will foster a supportive environment to allow participants to learn and grow from these contributions. Throughout the day, the participants are expected to set up SMART goals which will help them accomplish a project they are working on or planning to start.  After the face to face training at the leadership institute, the facilitator will set up two 1-hour video calls to follow up with their respective groups.  These calls will start off with a 15 minute didactic on leadership techniques, then followed up by an update on individual goals and feedback.
 
Click here to access the Leadership Institute Application Form
Administrators that participate in this session will resharpen their focus on their agency's data collection efforts and strategize with other attendees about their evaluation tools in order to identity and potentially replicate successful initiatives. 
 
Our facilitators will use HRSA’s Policy Clarification Notice 15-02 as a framework for quality management. With the help of quantitative and qualitative tools, participants will identify opportunities for improvement, set goals for their QM projects, identify key stakeholders for the success of their projects, identify any potential barriers, and document how they will plan to capture progress as they work on meeting their goal.
 
Quantitative and Qualitative tools that will be used include performance measurement (with disparity analysis), process and journey mapping, root cause analysis and driver diagrams, and A3 quality reporting. 

 

We will encourage participants to share potential QM projects in their application so that our facilitators can draw from your submitted examples.

 

Participants in this institute will additionally commit to continuing the dialogue started in this session. Technical Assistance will be provided post-Institute and attendees will be encouraged to stay accountable by participating in two video call check-ins with all the participants after the conference to discuss their QM progress.
 
 
 
*Disclaimer: The Quality Management Instiute does not primarily have to focus on care for Latinx populations. Anyone and any agency working with minority or vulnerable populations are encouraged to participate.
 
Biomedical Prevention Tools:
 
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool. These last few years we have rushed to meet the needs of our communities and have created PrEP programs to address the gaps in our services. Our intention with this Institute is to focus on PrEP implementation and infrastructures to ensure that our attendees effectively incorporate their PrEP services in their work.
 
We invite agencies that want to start a PrEP program in their organization, agencies who have recently implemented their program and would like additional guidance, and agencies with a PrEP program that would like an opportunity to reevaluate their current program and learn from other PrEP programs. [There will be a max of 30 participants - no more than 3 staff from the same organization will be allowed.]
 
Agencies will be required to introduce themselves with a presentation on their PrEP programs and discuss their barriers and successes. Our facilitators will underscore the lessons learned from the presentations and will press the agencies to think about what their ideal PrEP program would look like. With their guidance, attendees will brainstorm with their colleagues and report back what their ideal programs would look like and discuss potential barriers and areas of strengths.
 
Participants in this institute will additionally commit to continuing the dialogue started in this session. Technical Assistance will be provided post-Institute and attendees will be encouraged to stay accountable by participating in a check-in with all 30 participants two months after the conference to discuss the PrEP programs.
 
 
*Disclaimer: The Quality Management Instiute does not primarily have to focus on care for Latinx populations. Anyone and any agency working with minority or vulnerable populations are encouraged to participate.