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The Latino Commission on AIDS Launches a Local, Regional and National Educational Program: Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now

June 13, 2011

A recent 'Tratamiento Ahora' training took place in Raleigh, NC on June 2-4 2011. In the picture, participants during an ice breaker session.

A recent "Tratamiento Ahora" training took place in Raleigh, NC on June 2-4 2011. In the picture, participants during an ice breaker session.

New York, New York -- The Latino Commission on AIDS is proud to announce that it is launching Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now -- a local, regional and national treatment education and skills building program. The fourfold goals of the program are: to provide Spanish language treatment and adherence education skills; develop knowledge of critical new HIV/AIDS treatment information in Spanish; create advocacy treatment initiatives; and to share strategies among treatment educators. The program will pioneer disease integration and navigation to access health care. The five key areas of Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now program are:

The Latino Treatment Skills Building Training -- The Treatment Training will be delivered in cities across the United States and Territories. The focus will be to enhance treatment educator's capacity to effectively communicate treatment information to Spanish-speaking service providers, persons living with HIV/AIDS and their care givers.

The National Latino Treatment Educator's Network -- The Network will coordinate Spanish speaking treatment educators from across the nation so they can share information and successful treatment education models among other health topics.

Treatment Updates and Information Dissemination -- Information is power, and timely treatment information is critical to making smart decisions on health and treatment options.

Latino Treatment Educator's Summit -- The Summit will bring together treatment educators from around the country and will serve as an opportunity for educators to stay informed about each other's work, as well as to continue sharing the latest information in between Treatment Summits.

Establishing the National Latino Treatment Advocacy Network -- The advocacy network will focus on mobilizing our communities at all levels to ensure access to treatment and health care for our most impacted communities.

"Today we reaffirm our commitment to escalating our treatment education initiatives and community mobilization in order to empower patients and to achieve healthy communities by ensuring access to quality health care for our communities" stated Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

This article was provided by Latino Commission on AIDS.
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