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Washington

Upcoming Events

January 2018

08

Seattle, WA

1:00 pm

Aging & HIV

Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH & Heidi Crane, MD, MPH
Seattle, WA

1:00 pm
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AARTH
Yakima Valley FWC
AARTH
AARTH

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry 

African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry is a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other major health issues affecting people of African descent. AARTH’s mission is to increase the capacity of faith and health institutions to provide wellness and community care services for people of African descent. Active in Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington, AARTH provides training through three capacity building programs: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (including cancer, diabetes, HIV and pain), Health Ministry Development Services and HIV/AIDS Education & Training.

AARTH also provides evidence-based behavioral change services including environmental health; health assessments; peer education, and sustainable health ministries.  Other services include: Body & Soul nutrition program; grief and loss; parenting and caregiving support, preventative health education and screenings; and spiritual and pastoral care. AARTH is one of the designated sites for offering in-person delivery of the HIV Licensures Training for individuals seeking certification and professional licenses in Washington State.

Services

  • Access to clinical preceptorship programs
  • Culturally relevant HIV/AIDS training for African American faith-based institutions and health professionals providing care and treatment for African American and African-born patients with HIV infection
  • Organizational development through health equity and social justice
  • Practice Transformation performance development
  • Web-based & distance learning
  • More than 40 possible HIV-related trainings including:
  • Domestic Violence
  • Historical Trauma
  • Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
  • Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders
  • Privilege and Power in Health Care
  • Sexual Concurrency
  • The Impact of Social and Structural Factors in HIV Care
  • Stigma
  • The Impact of HIV among African Americans/African-Born
  • Trauma-Informed Health Care
Yakima Valley FWC
Yakima Valley FWC

¡Projecto Cultivar!: Latino/Migrant Farm Worker Training Project

Established in 1978, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) is a community/migrant health center providing a variety of services (medical, dental, mental health, educational training, HIV/AIDS, WIC, and community health services) in Washington and Oregon. Through its ¡Cultivar! program, the YVFWC provides culturally competent care to first generation monolingual Hispanics in the Yakima Valley region. The mission of the YVFWC is  “Together we are dedicated to lead, with the courage to care, the determination to promote personal growth, and the compassion to champion the cause of those who have no voice.” As the largest community based health center in the Pacific Northwest and a Joint Commission-accredited community/ migrant health center, the 20+ Washington and Oregon YVFWCC locations impact the lives of thousands of adults and children each year. 

The YVFWC New Hope Clinic is a nurse-managed Ryan White Part C Clinic in Yakima, WA. It provides medical and nursing care, as well as nutrition support, dental care, counseling, outreach, referrals, and case management for people living with HIV/AIDS in Yakima and throughout central Washington.

Services

  • Develop and provide HIV/AIDS training to health care providers who primarily serve Latino migrant farm workers with HIV or who are at high risk for HIV infection and have limited access to medical care  
  • Deliver instructional clinical training programs 
  • Provide rural nursing preceptorships