BTAN Training and Programs
Every year, each BTAN chapter hosts a three-day training. These trainings are intensive trainings that ensure a high level of science and treatment literacy in BTAN communities, including the most up-to-date research possible. The program will be conducted primarily by Black AIDS Institute staff, who will travel to the chapter location. CEUs are made available through a partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine.
These trainings are provided to BTAN chapters every year and are free of charge. CBOs, health departments, and other organizations are able to access the same training in locations where there is no BTAN chapter through our capacity building assistance program.
If you are interested in attending a training, please sign up for the Black AIDS Weekly newsletter where upcoming dates will be announced. If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Fatima at FatimaH@blackaids.org.
Based on what is currently occurring in the field, the Institute will support chapters to host summits or other large events. One recent example is the National Black PrEP Tour, which made 19 stops across the country, training nearly a thousand people on the science of PrEP, best practices in prescribing and accessing PrEP, and how to increase uptake in Black communities.
To learn about upcoming trainings, dates, and locations, please sign up for the Black AIDS Weekly newsletter.
An important part of building an army of science and treatment advocates is staying on top of the latest science and treatment knowledge. One way that the Institute ensures that the latest information reaches its BTAN advocates is through conferences. Throughout and after the conferences, the Institute translates the information learned and educates BTAN members, community advocates, and other stakeholders through a variety of channels including webinars, post-conference hubs, community forums, and Black AIDS Weekly articles.
In addition to staff attending conferences, the Institute sends delegations of constituents to several of the major conferences. Announcements for delegations are made through the Black AIDS Weekly. Sign up here for future announcements.
Brown Bag Lunch
Brown Bag Lunch is a webinar series on a variety of HIV-related topics. Please see the Brown Bag lunch program here for more information and to register for upcoming webinars.
We’d love to have you! For information regarding:
- Joining an existing chapter
- Launching a chapter
- Getting involved in BTAN at-large
For more information, contact FatimaH@BlackAIDS.org