TX/OK AETC: Familismo: Bridge or Barrier to Improved Health Outcomes for HIV-Infected Latinos

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Date(s) - Oct 30, 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM




On October 30 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM Pacific Time, the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) will host a webinar for providers entitled:

Webinar!  Familismo:  Bridge or Barrier to Improved Health Outcomes for HIV-Infected Latinos

Registration closes on October 25


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NOTE: Pre-registration is required for this webinar.  If you are planning to view this training in a group setting, each person must register.  This will ensure that each person receives log-in information.


Participants will engage in a study of Latino family dynamics and explore ways to utilize family-based approaches to improve health outcomes for Latinos living with HIV.  This training is the 2nd webinar in the “Minority AIDS Initiative Series” hosted by Tx/OK AETC and will be presented by Yoshiaki Yamasaki, MS, Ed.

*CEs are not available. However, Certificates of Attendance are available upon request.



At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  •   Understand cultural differences in approaches to health care.

  •   Recognize family-centered approaches to health care.

  •   Learn how to engage family members to improve patient care and adherence.



Mr. Yamasaki currently serves as Executive Director of The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC) and leads its Social Service Delivery Systems Team. In addition to direct health services, TPAC provides local, regional and international (dba World Health Care Infrastructures) leadership training, capacity building, technical assistance, and program coordination to community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations.

A native licensed psychologist of Mexico, Mr. Yamasaki’s work experience includes 20 years of HIV/AIDS services, in service design, delivery and management. He served as the Director of AIDS Services for Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the largest Latino Organization in the North East USA, he has also served as the Health Planner for the City of Philadelphia, coordinating planning for the delivery of HIV prevention funding in Philadelphia. In addition to his work as a psychologist (specialized in social psychology) in Mexico he provides education and training around Cultural Diversity, Human Sexuality, language competency, Sexually transmitted Infections, Domestic Violence, Mental Health and HIV, AIDS 101, and Certified Train the trainer for prevention counseling and testing.

Mr. Yamasaki has received a United Nations Commendation for his work in the field of HIV/AIDS in Mexico and an award from Asian American Journalist Association of Philadelphia for contributions to Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. He was the Pennsylvania representative in the 33rd Informational Journal on Mental Health for the Mexican Institute of Mexicans Aboard and the Secretary of International Relations Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico, he was recognized for Outstanding Work in the Human Sexuality Program for the University Autonomous Metropolitan, Mexico, received by the J. Reyes Heroles High School Award for Excellence in Human Sexuality Education and a Fray Bernardino Alvarez Psychiatric Hospital: Award and recognition for work in Clinical Psychology. Mr. Yamasaki is fluent in three languages (English, Spanish, & Japanese) and has a Master’s of Science Degree in Education (Human Sexuality) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Questions? Please email questions to Wally Cantu  or call him at (956) 507-4480.

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