Infectious Disease Prevention in
Priority Populations Certificate
This certificate prepares students for work in the field of public health, addressing epidemics, including HIV, STIs, and hepatitis C. Courses emphasize concepts including cultural humility, harm reduction, and a commitment to promoting social justice.
For more information please
contact Andrew Ciscel at 415-452-5202
or come into the Link Center, MUB 301
The HIV/STI Prevention Studies Office is part of the Health
Our goal is to provide quality education and career training that links learning with action. Harm Reduction and social justice education form the foundation for our classes, programs, and activities.
"Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority
Populations" reflects the emerging area of front line
community health training in infectious disease prevention and
management; primarily HIV, STI's, Hepatitis and TB.
We have been serving the CCSF campus community and beyond through community partnerships to deliver prevention activities, services, and advocacy since the mid 1980’s.
WHO WE ARE
The HIV/STI Prevention Education Program in addition to offering
certification and classes, also operates the Link Center: Linking
Learning and Action (a peer resource center) and the Gender
Diversity Project. Please click on Link Center and Gender
Diversity Project links in the left navigational menu to the right for
Classes and Certificates in Infectious Disease Prevention in
Priority Populations. Our classes
and certificate programs are designed to prepare students to
work in entry level public health social service settings with a focus
on HIV, STI's, Hepatitis and TB.
LEARNING OUTCOMES for:
Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations
Upon successful completion of the Infectious Disease Prevention in
Priority Populations Certificate program students will be able to
demonstrate the following:
- Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information on infectious disease prevention and management; primarily HIV, STI, TB, Hepatitis, and other select communicable diseases.
- Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in skills including case management, outreach, client navigation & linkage, and counseling-motivational interviewing.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with members in diverse communities including gay men, transgender, youth, communities of color, and consumers of substance abuse services using principles of harm reduction and cultural humility.
- Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and
professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment in the
LINK CENTER MUB 301
The Linking Learning and Action Center -- LINK CENTER -- has free safer sex supplies, Harm Reduction information, HIV, AIDS, STI, HEP C resources and referrals, meeting space and computers for student use, and houses the Gender Diversity Project and the Drug and Alcohol Studies program libraries. The LINK CENTER is also the home of Community Leadership Training, Gender Diversity Project, Project Safe, Full Circle, Healing for Change, Waypass and the Peer Care Management program.
See our POSTER GALLERY HERE!
is a student, faculty and staff partnership to educate and advocate for the safety and rights of transgender, gender variant, and gender queer communities at CCSF and beyond. For more information click here.
Project SAFE is the student peer education component of the projects and programs of the HIV/STI Prevention Studies Office. Our peer educators are involved in a wide range of activities such as safer sex fairs, World AIDS day and Transgender Awareness Day events, staffing a Peer education and Resources Room in MU 301, and the projects of Community Leadership Training and the Gender Diversity Project.
The Project SAFE club is supported by the CCSF Interclub Council of the Associated Students (A.S.). The club supports students in the above and/or other activities as determined by elected club officers, club members, and the faculty advisor under the bylaws of the A.S. This student club meets in the LINK Center (Linking Learning and Action) MU 301.
(for more info click here: GDP)
Additional bonus digital story created by another CCSF student Shani Heckman