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IntraHealth, Partners Train Health Workers To Provide Stigma-Free HIV-Related Health Services To Key Populations

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Let’s Talk about Health Workers’ Feelings
Karah Pedersen, senior technical manager at IntraHealth International, discusses IntraHealth’s partnership with LINKAGES to train health workers “to improve their empathic, clinical, and interpersonal skills to enable them to provide high-quality, comprehensive services for key populations that are free of stigma and discrimination.” Pedersen writes, “[T]he powerful ripple effect of stigma and discrimination across the HIV cascade remains a major barrier to epidemic control. That is why LINKAGES is learning how to talk with health workers about their feelings in productive ways — and truly tackle how to support health workers to provide key populations with HIV-related services that are free of stigma and discrimination…” (10/30).