A Frontline Provider Training on PrEP Research, Care, and Navigation


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PrEP access can be challenging for clients and navigators alike. At PleasePrEPMe, we hear lots of questions—from both PrEP seekers and navigators—about paying for PrEP, finding a sex-positive prescriber, and other essentials of supportive PrEP services.

“Helping People Access PrEP: A Frontline Provider Training on PrEP Research, Care, and Navigation” is a free, self-directed, online training based on our PrEP Navigator Manual designed to help answer these questions and many more. 

A formal revision of the training will launch in the second quarter of 2020 with new content around, Descovy, Patient Assistance Programs, and self-care practices. Contact us if you would like to be notified of the launch! 

We designed this course to support and empower navigators and other non-clinician staff across the United States in providing inclusive, affirming PrEP services backed by current data and clinical best practices.

“Helping People Access PrEP” is an eight-module course:

  • Each module is ~20 minutes long, with narrated slides and videos featuring PrEP consumers, navigators, and prescribers sharing insights and best practices.
  • Every module comes with a downloadable resource guide with additional info and tools.
  • Participants can view any or all modules in whatever order makes sense for their work.
  • Those who complete all eight modules receive a printable certificate of completion.
  • We estimate this course comprises 2 hours of training time.

 

To enroll, visit PrEPNavigatorTraining.thinkific.com. Accessible slides with transcripts are available below for download. Please feel free to share with colleagues and others who might be interested.

Want more support from the navigator community? To sign up for the California PrEP Navigators Google Group hosted by PleasePrEPMe, go to tinyurl.com/PPMnavigators.

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 1: Introduction to PrEP

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 2: PrEP Science

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 3: Client-Centered Navigation Practices

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 4: Initial Assessments: Getting to Know Your Clients

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 5: Linkage to PrEP Care

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 6: Paying for PrEP

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 7: Starting PrEP, Adherence, and Ongoing PrEP Care

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Accessible PowerPoint of Module 8: Self Care and Healthy Teams

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We developed “Helping People Access PrEP” with input from PrEP service providers around the U.S. and piloted the training with a diverse group of navigators. The course is informed and enriched by their personal and professional experience in Latinx, African American, LGBTQIA, youth, and sex worker communities.

PleasePrEPMe is grateful to the National Library of Medicine for funding the development and production of this course. We also thank San Francisco AIDS Foundation for providing expert review, and the Center for HIV Information at UCSF for making the course accessible and equitable for people with all abilities.

We hope “Helping People Access PrEP” will be a helpful resource for you! Questions? Suggestions? Let us know at contact@pleaseprepme.org.