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2nd Utah AIDS Institute - Salt Lake City, UT - 2009

The 2nd Utah AIDS Institute (LAI) is an event organized by Proyecto IDEAS from JSI Research & Training Institute in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health.

The LAI is a key strategy for the promotion and sustainability of health prevention programs. LAI is designed to assist organizations who serve diverse communities, including Latinos and health departments, to implement and sustain science-based and culturally proficient HIV prevention behavioral interventions and prevention strategies. The LAI is planned to offer the necessary skills in the four Focus Areas (FA) for capacity building assistance and technical assistance from CDC:

FA-1: Guides CBOs to strengthen and sustain organizational infrastructure.
FA-2: Assists CBOs and HDs to develop, adapt, implement, and evaluate effective HIV prevention programs.
FA-3: Facilitates CDC-funded CBOs and other stakeholders to implement effective marketing strategies and increases access to and utilization of HIV prevention, risk-reduction, and avoidance services.
FA-4: Increases the capacity of community planning groups and HDs to effectively involve HIV infected and affected racial/ethnic minority individuals in the community planning group process, and to increase parity, inclusion, and representation on these groups.

Description of the Institute's Workshops
The Institute Agenda

2nd Utah AIDS Institute Workshop PowerPoint Presentations

Monitoring and Evaluating: Achieving goals & evaluating HIV prevention programs

Community Mobilization: Generating activism within the community and recruiting volunteers


HIV 101: Providing uniform accurate information to participants in your program

Social Marketing: Conducting focus groups and creating a powerful campaign to reach your target populations

Motivation and Participation: Motivating Individuals to take part of your program

Strength-based Performing Teams: Building a stronger team work effort within your organization

Fund and Resources Development: Generating income & resources to support your organization's programs

Program Adaptation: Trailoring interventions to meet the needs of your target population
by BHF

Cultural Competence: Developing cultural awareness within your organization and the community

HIV Prevention Community Planning Skills Building: Prioritization of populations at risk

Needs Assessment: The right tools to really get to know the population we choose to serve

New HIV Prevention Behavioral Interventions

Collaborating Organizations

Border Health Foundation (BHF)
Council of Community Clinics (CCC)
JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI)
U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA)
Utah Center for Multicultural Health
Utah Department of Health

Pictures from 1st LAI

Open Conference Calls

Our bi-monthly open conference calls create a forum for participants to learn from experts and exchange ideas regarding HIV and other health strategies for minority communities.

Upcoming Conference Calls:

June 9, 2009 at 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT
Translating Research into Action: A how-to guide for your community

by Lorenzo Ramirez and Monica Larrea from the LUCHAR project

Call-in: 1-888-237-9331
Access code: 833809

To be notified of updates or for more information contact us.

Past Conference Calls

"Positive People Making a Positive Change in HIV Prevention Efforts"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 12 pm MST
Listen to an audio version of the call
Written summary of the call

"Reaching Latinos Through Effective HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Material"
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 12pm MST
Listen to an audio version of the call
Written summary of the call

"Influence of Religion on HIV Prevention for Latinos"
December 09, 2008 at 12 MST
Listen to an audio version of the call
Written summary of the call

"Eliminating Health Disparities Among Latinos"
October 14, 2008 at 12pm MST
Listen to an audio version of the call

"Effective Integration of Rapid Testing with HIV Prevention Interventions"
August 12, 2008 at 12pm MST

"Online Outreach: Innovative Strategies in Conducting Individual Level Counseling"
June 17, 2008 at 12pm MST
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"Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion"
April 8. 2008 at 12 noon MST.
Listen to an audio version of the call

Relevant Links
American Medical Association Foundation (videos on health literacy)
Cross-Cultural Communication Systems Inc.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy

"Talking to Your Adolescents about STDs, HIV, and Sex"
February 12, 2008 at 12 noon MST.
Listen to an audio version of the call

Stages of Adolescent Development
"When You Are Having Sex with Someone..." Diagram
The Media Project - Sex Ed 101
10 Tips for Talking with Kids about Tough Issues
Parent Probe Magazine Order Form

Sensitivity & Efficiency: Working with Minorities
December 11, 2007 at 12 noon MST.
Listen to an audio version of the call

HIV Prevention in Migrant Women: the Role of the Clinician
September 4, 2007 at 12 noon MST.

Adapting Effective HIV Prevention Interventions for Latino Farmworkers
July 10, 2007 at 12 noon MST.

Latino IDU's: From Hope to Fear, From fear to Hope
May 8, 2007 at 12 noon MST.

Latino Youth and HIV Prevention
March 13, 2007 at 12 noon MST.

Successful Strategies to Address Religious Issues in HIV Prevention
January 9, 2007 at 12 noon MST.

The Role of Volunteers in Community Based organizations
November 14, 2006 at 12 noon MST.

Stigma & Machismo
October 10, 2006 at 12 noon MST.