San Francisco HIV Frontline Organizing Group
SF HIV FOG is a grassroots collaboration between community-based HIV service organizations, Getting to Zero San Francisco, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to promote access to health care, encourage retention in treatment, and reduce HIV infection.
In collaboration with SF HIV FOG – PRC develops custom-tailored trainings, creates practical tools, and offers professional networking opportunities for San Francisco HIV service providers.
Past trainings have included topics like transgender care and competency, sex worker support, health insurance open enrollment, PrEP, access to behavioral health, and more.
Stay in the Loop
Sign-up to become a SF HIV FOG member. Enter your name and email address to be added to SF HIV FOG’s listserv and gain access to a community resources exchange and a local network of frontline service providers.
Sign Up for Upcoming Training Events
Sign up for upcoming trainings and networking opportunities.
SF HIV FOG Trainings Information
SFHIV FOG trainings are designed for San Francisco HIV frontline workers. Past trainings included topics such as Transgender Care and Competency, Sex Worker Support, Open Enrollment Health Insurance Boot Camp, PrEP, Access to Behavioral Health, and more.
Upcoming SF HIV FOG Trainings
HOUSING 101: SF Housing Options for People Living with HIV
April 10, 2018 12:00- 4:30 pm (Lunch Included)
Speakers: Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle; Jamie Rush, AIDS Legal Referral Panel; and Barry Roeder, Major’s Office of Housing & PLUS Housing
July 10, 2018 12:00 – 4:30 pm (Lunch Included)
Past SF HIV FOG Trainings
Open Enrollment Health Insurance Bootcamp 2017-2018
This full day training focused on helping clients enroll into heath care during 2018 Open Enrollment. Segments focused on health insurance basics, choosing a plan, updates to insurance options (Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP), and a myriad of breakout sessions on subjects such as navigating clients into care and categorically ineligible clients.
Sex Worker Support
This training focused on providing clients who perform sex work with compassionate and competent care. Segments included a sex worker youth panel, a panel of clinicians from St. James Infirmary, and a discussion section focused on client scenarios.
Transgender Care and Competency
This training discussed culturally competent and humble ways of interacting with clients of Trans experience, how to best help clients access healthcare, what problems can arise from insurance, and how to engage clients of Trans experience in mental health care.
Behavioral Health Engagement for HIV Prevention and Care
This was a two-part training that addressed the value of screening for mental health care needs and enhancing client motivation to engage in mental health care. At both training days, participants were encouraged to identify go-to mental health referral sites and share them with other participants. The training delved into the details of accessing mental health care through Medi-Cal and provided a roundtable discussion on mental health care access options.