Nine-month-old Julius Eden attended our semi-annual HIV and Public Benefits Advocacy training today. The two-day training is designed as both an introduction and a refresher course for medical case managers at area AIDS service organizations. The AIDS Law Project has produced these trainings for the AIDS Activity Coordinating Office (AACO) of the Philadelphia Department of Health for more than twenty years.
The training topics include: Social Security disability applications and appeals; returning to work following disability; Medicaid and Medicare; food stamps. In the last few years, we have also added a section on landlord and tenant advocacy.
We see these trainings as an opportunity to expand the case managers’ skills, which translates to quicker action and better results for people living with HIV.
Julius is happy to be among this group of strong and caring advocates.