Rural HIV Research and Training Conference
Rural Based HIV Education and Training
September 12-13, 2014
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
The Counselor Education Program and the Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI) at Georgia Southern University seek to provide education and training to health professionals about the need for rural based HIV/AIDS research, health education, and training and how substantial that need is.
Our partnership with Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) at Emory University is an arrangement where both parties cooperate to advance our mutual interest in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services.
1. Describe HIV-related medical, social and psychological realities faced by children, youth, and families in rural communities
2. Identify challenges and empowerment opportunities as they pertain to children, youth and families in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
3. Identify strategies to reduce risk of HIV infection
4. Apply evidence-based behavior change tools for improving mental well-being
To improve HIV treatment and prevention services by educating clinical practitioners, mental health clinicians, and allied health professionals about HIV prevention, intervention, and care working with children, youth, and families.
Who Should Attend?
Counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other mental health and community health professionals who work with persons living with HIV/AIDS
The College of Education, Rural Health Research Institute and The Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University
In Partnership with:
Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) at Emory University
Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Infectious Disease and Immunization Program
The College of Education and Rural Health Research Institute at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA