Welcome to CSTEP  


The California Statewide Training & Education Program (CSTEP) sets the standard in HIV treatment and public benefits education and training for HIV, health and other providers.

CSTEP has two training components: CSTEP Treatment and CSTEP Benefits.

CSTEP Treatment offers up-to-date information about HIV and HIV treatment options.

CSTEP Benefits provides information related to accessing federal, state and local HIV-focused benefits.

CSTEP training is:

  • FREE,
  • Multi-level,
  • Technically and culturally competent.

Be a CSTEP Advisory Board member!

Our board is a collaboration of professionals and community stakeholders who have extensive knowledge and experience in HIV education and prevention, HIV treatment and care, public benefits, and other issues that are related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in California.

There are two assigned groups:  (1) Treatment Group and (2) Benefits Group which provide assistance and input for the CSTEP Trainings.

CSTEP Advisory Board’s roles and responsibilities:
  • Attend quarterly CSTEP advisory panel meetings.
  • Review and provide recommendations on CSTEP program design, curricula and evaluation methods.
  • Support the CSTEP Needs Assessment process.
  • Promote CSTEP and recruit potential participants/training consultants in their local areas.

Please send CV or resume to Myrnelle Dizon at myrnelle@apiwellness.org.

  CSTEP Treatment  

CSTEP Treatment is a multi-level HIV treatment training and education program on fundamental treatment and adherence information. A&PI Wellness Center developed CSTEP Treatment in collaboration with Project Inform. These courses will help participants effectively assist treatment teams for people living with HIV/AIDS.

To see a sample agenda of our Treatment II training click here.

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  CSTEP Benefits  

CSTEP Benefits is a multi-level benefits training and education program for service providers regarding various health and disability benefits programs. A&PI Wellness Center developed CSTEP Benefits in collaboration with Positive Resource Center. These courses will offer providers the skills to effectively link consumers with available sources of income and health benefits.

CSTEP Benefits is in the process of revamping its current training curricula. At this time, all in-person and online trainings providing health care information is on hold until further notice. We will update our training calendar accordingly and will do our best to keep you informed. If you have questions, please contact Training Coordinator, Myrnelle Dizon at myrnelle@apiwellness.org or at (415) 292-3420 x329.

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  CSTEP Training Schedule  
May 9, 2014
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Los Angeles CSTEP Benefits: Disability Income in California - The Basics of Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income and State Disability Insurance Register Now

The California Endowment - Los Angeles Center for Healthy Communities Sierra Room, 1000 N.Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you have any questions, please contact us at cstep@apiwellness.org

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  More CSTEP Information  


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  CSTEP Online Training Library  

CSTEP Treatment Plus: Enhancing Skills to Provide Partner Services (February 19, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: A Partner Services Primer (February 12, 2014)

CSTEP Treatment Plus: HPV and Anal Cancer Prevention (December 20, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Medicare (December 4, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Private Insurance (November 21, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 2 (September 29, 2013)

CSTEP Public Benefits Part 1 (September 12, 2013)

CSTEP Benefits Plus: Case Conference (July 16, 2013)

Benefits Plus: Return to Work (June 28, 2013)

Treatment Plus: HIV and Aging (June 25, 2013)

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