Archival Content: 1999-2005
Institute for Community Health Outreach (ICHO)
What is ICHO?
ICHO provides comprehensive and systematic training for community health outreach workers who serve IDUs, their sexual partners, and high-risk youth. This training is provided through a contract with the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS. ICHO is based in San Francisco .
All of ICHO's trainings are specifically designed around preventing the spread of HIV among high-risk, hard-to-reach populations and providing the latest health information and referrals for those living with HIV.
All ICHO, trainings are based on the ethnographic model pioneered by ICHO which seeks to understand a community from the perspective of its members. This model also is the foundation for the outreach services ICHO provides through three initiatives:
How are ICHO trainings organized?
ICHO workshops use various techniques, including lectures, small group discussions, role plays, and on-street field work under the supervision of professional outreach workers. All workshops are based on a model that seeks to understand a community from the perspective of its members. These sessions provide up-to-date information and resources on topics of current interest and offer participants a valuable opportunity to network, discuss problems and solutions, and give mutual support.
Who can train at ICHO?
ICHO provides a wide variety of outreach training courses, including 5-day trainings for new community health outreach workers, 4-day trainings for administrators/supervisors, 3-day trainings for experienced outreach workers, and 2-day trainings for prevention case managers. ICHO also offers 1-day quarterly inservice sessions for graduates of previous workshops.
What topics are covered in ICHO workshops?
Examples of outreach worker workshops:
Examples of quarterly inservice workshops:
Where can I take ICHO workshops?
At various locations in California.
How much do ICHO trainings cost?
Trainings are free of charge for agencies funded by the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS.
Where can I learn more?
Institute for Community Health Outreach
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