CHART Regional Coordinating Unit achievements

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Information about CHART Regional Coordinating Unit achievements
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Published on January 22, 2008

Author: Marcell

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CHART Regional Coordinating Unit:  CHART Regional Coordinating Unit Accomplishments to date Outline of Presentation:  Outline of Presentation The start of the RCU Training Activities initiated by RCU, working with National Training Centres and external partners Some Activities undertaken with support or assistance from RCU Professional Development of CHART staff Other significant RCU activities The start…:  The start… June 2003: CHART RCU set up within the UWI HIV/AIDS Response Programme CHART RCU set out to…:  Build relationships with regional and international agencies Develop infrastructure Encourage and collate needs assessments Draft work plans Conduct site visits to CHART centres CHART RCU set out to… Later on…, together with NTCs and I-TECH:  Later on…, together with NTCs and I-TECH Created logo and started to develop website Began to advertise and facilitate training opportunities inside and outside of the Caribbean National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings:  National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings Three NTC meetings so far: January 2004 April 2004 November 2004 (postponed from October due to Hurricane Ivan!) First National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings:  First National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings NTCs, Regional Coordinating Unit staff and I-TECH colleagues Get to know one another Begin exchange of information and ideas Present training work plan outlines from each Centre Brainstorm about the future role of CHART Work on designs for a CHART logo Second and Third National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings:  Second and Third National Training Coordinator (NTC) Meetings Modify existing training workplans in order to create a regional training strategy Begin to buy into an M & E approach Brainstorm re a 5-Year Strategic Plan for the CHART Network. Discuss the establishment of a Caribbean wide Clinical Review board Update on TIMS (M & E) and progress of Training Calendar First Chart Caribbean Conference on the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, June 16-19, 2004:  First Chart Caribbean Conference on the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, June 16-19, 2004 More than 350 participants from 29 countries in the Caribbean region. Multilingual Multidisciplinary First Chart Caribbean Conference on the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS: collaboration:  First Chart Caribbean Conference on the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS: collaboration Ministry of Health of Jamaica The University of the West Indies CCNAPC CAREC CRN+ The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) PANCAP The University of Washington I-TECH CDC-GAP Caribbean USAID/Caribbean Regional Program HRSA IAS-USA First meeting of Medical Directors’ of CHART Training Centres - June 2004:  First meeting of Medical Directors’ of CHART Training Centres - June 2004 4 of 5 medical directors attended Also in attendance - Representatives from: I-TECH CDC-GAP USAID Caribbean Regional Program UAB Directors endorsed the role of the CHART RCU, and began discussions about governance Training Activities initiated by CHART RCU, working with National Training Centres and external partners:  Training Activities initiated by CHART RCU, working with National Training Centres and external partners Training Activities initiated by CHART RCU and National Centres:  Training Activities initiated by CHART RCU and National Centres Estimated Coverage in 2004 (at least level 1) The CHART network either started or augmented the training of well over 1000 persons from more than 20 countries in the Caribbean. [Categorical breakdown and levels of competence related to training: to be evaluated and reported] CHART/CDC/I-TECH TOT Training:  CHART/CDC/I-TECH TOT Training 2 “Train Up to TeachBack” Training of Trainers Workshops March 2004 November 2004 Training of Trainers Workshop for Oral Health Care Providers: April 2004:  Training of Trainers Workshop for Oral Health Care Providers: April 2004 Pilot TOT for Dentists (Jamaica) April 2004 collaboration with the UWI HARP educational team and the Jamaica Dental Association 16 oral health care providers in 9 of 14 Jamaican parishes Pilot TOT for Dentists (Jamaica) Forthcoming (April 2005) Caribbean Dental Group HIV Workshop, Antigua CHART staff presenting and facilitating participants Courses for VCT Providers - Bahamas June 2004, March 2005:  Courses for VCT Providers - Bahamas June 2004, March 2005 CHART RCU, in collaboration with JHPIEGO JUNE 2004 2 CHART Trainers certified as “VCT Clinical Trainers” 25 healthcare providers also trained MARCH 2005 (scheduled) CHART RCU will sponsor another 30 persons 15 persons to be certified as to “VCT Clinical Trainers” Some Activities undertaken with support or assistance from RCU:  Some Activities undertaken with support or assistance from RCU CHART Bahamas PMTCT+ Workshop :  CHART Bahamas PMTCT+ Workshop Held January 2005 Major technical assistance from I-TECH Logistics and administrative support by the RCU Caribbean Association of Pharmacists Conference, Belize, Central America :  Caribbean Association of Pharmacists Conference, Belize, Central America August 15 -22, 2004 RCU sponsored Miss Vanria Rolle from the Bahamas to facilitate an ARV adherence workshop during the 24th Convention of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists “Building Bridges*” Conference (US Embassy/Baptist Health of South Florida):  “Building Bridges*” Conference (US Embassy/Baptist Health of South Florida) October 19, 2004, Jamaica Delegates from Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and U.S.A. RCU supported CHART Jamaica sponsored presenter from the Dominican Republic used HCW data base to recruit participants *The Jamaica:Florida Connection Clinical Preceptorships:  Clinical Preceptorships Dr Robert Green, Internist, Kingston Public Hospital, spent one month at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in August 2004. Dr David McGowan, Internal Medicine resident at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), has completed one month (Jan 2005) at UAB and has started a two-month preceptorship at Les Centres GHESKIO. Professional Development of CHART staff:  Professional Development of CHART staff Activities:  Activities February 2003 CHART NTCs from Bahamas, Barbados, and Haiti met with CDC-GAP Caribbean liaison in Miami to attend the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) annual conference. June 2003 to November 2004 7 members of the CHART Staff; 2 persons from the UWI HARP Coordinating Unit attended a combined total of 12 training courses Types of training:  Types of training Synergy Essentials Course for Program Managers Voluntary Counselling and Testing Skills Course for VCT Providers VCT Clinical Training Skills Course (TOT) for Candidate Clinical Trainers CHART/CDC/I-TECH “Train Up to TeachBack” Caribbean TOT Workshop Other significant RCU activities:  Other significant RCU activities CHART Logo and website development www.chartcaribbean.org Building data base of Caribbean health care workers, including potential trainers (on-going) Some fiscal management Helping to handle logistics in preparation for meetings Working with OECS-RCM on a Training plan Working with JHPIEGO and I-TECH on a modified TIMS database for CHART Other significant RCU activities:  Other significant RCU activities Submissions To International Conferences XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok Thailand, July 11-16, 2004. ‘An innovative model for integrating monitoring and evaluation (M&E) with HIV/AIDS training interventions’ 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington DC, November 6-10, 2004. "Oral health care providers: Critical role players in the HIV /AIDS epidemic, The Jamaican Experience". End of Presentation:  End of Presentation

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