HEPATITIS C PREVENTION: WORKING WITH YOUNG INJECTION DRUG USERS
 
DATE:  May 13, 2014
TIME:  8:30 AM  - 4:00 PM
DESCRIPTION:  Hepatitis C Prevention is a one-day workshop that provides an introduction to the emerging epidemics of HCV and opiate overdose. Participants will learn about prevention strategies, harm reduction programs, HCV testing and service referrals for young injection drug users.

Objectives:
  • Increase participant awareness around viral hepatitis and opiate overdose including national and state-wide epidemiology.
  • Increase understanding of viral hepatitis screening pre- and post-test counseling.
  • Increase understanding about prevention case management and the importance of on-going risk assessment and reduction for injection drug users (IDU).
  • Increased understanding around extra services required for consumers in order to increase treatment readiness.
  • Increased understanding of overdose prevention programs.
  • Increase knowledge of harm reduction and syringe exchange including the rationale behind prevention messages and techniques.
  • Increase skills to conduct effective client counseling using a harm reduction approach.
Audience: Local public health department staff, outreach workers and case managers of agencies funded by the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program or permission of instructor.

Note: Registration is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. The training will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.

SPONSOR:  WI AIDS/HIV Program & Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Training System
EVENT TYPE:  Training
TRAINING MODE:  Face to Face
LOCATION:  Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
LUNCH:  Lunch will be provided
MEETING WEBSITE:  Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
REGISTRATION PROCESS:  Register for this training online via this website
REGISTRATION BEGINS:  11/22/2013
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  5/6/2014
REGISTRATION PAGE:  Register
CONTACT PERSON:  Sheila Guilfoyle
CONTACT PHONE:  (608) 266-5819
CONTACT EMAIL:  Sheila.Guilfoyle@wisconsin.gov
 
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