Introducing HealthJam: Revolutionising HIV Care and Treatment through Digital Health Intervention
June 19, 2023

Introducing HealthJam: Revolutionising HIV Care and Treatment through Digital Health Intervention

C-TECH is revolutionising the landscape of HIV care and treatment with the development and testing, a cutting-edge digital health intervention. This innovative intervention is designed to support individuals living with HIV and other health conditions by increasing client engagement, strengthening the therapeutic alliance, and providing client-centric care through improved communication and remote support.

This comprehensive digital health intervention that empowers clients, enabling them to take an active role in their own care journey. By utilising the intervention, clients gain remote access to support for medication adherence and long-term care, leading to enhanced overall health outcomes and improved quality of life.

Key to the intervention is a new Digital Case Management Tool, which facilitates seamless communication between case managers, social workers, and clients. Through two-way texting, clients can conveniently send messages to the app using their banger or smartphones, while case managers and social workers can receive and respond to these messages via tablets or other devices. This streamlined communication enables timely interventions, immediate support, and personalised care planning.

Beyond revolutionising HIV care and support, this new digital health intervention extends its benefits to other telehealth applications. The app provides anytime access to a health library containing key information about general health conditions and HIV. By empowering clients with information and access to their Case Management team, this digital health intervention aims to reduce risk of missed appointments and medication non-adherence.

These digital health interventions are made possible through funding and support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) via a sub-award granted to C-TECH from the International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH). Guided by a client-centric approach, the development and testing of this digital health intervention app aim to enhance overall client outcomes and experiences. C-TECH leverages digital health technology to revolutionise the delivery of HIV care and treatment, making it more accessible, convenient, and personalised.

Through extensive testing and evaluation through collaboration with HSTU and a Technical Working Group, C-TECH is fine-tuning this digital intervention app to ensure its effectiveness and user-friendliness. The app undergoes rigorous quality assurance processes, guaranteeing the highest standards of reliability, security, and privacy.

C-TECH is thrilled to introduce this game-changing digital health intervention and invites clients, healthcare providers, and stakeholders to join this digital health journey. By embracing technology and innovation, we can enhance client engagement, strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and ultimately improve health outcomes for individuals living with HIV and other health conditions.

To learn more about this digital health intervention and its transformative impact on HIV care and treatment, visit our website and stay tuned for further updates.

 

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Joining Forces to Tackle NCDs!

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) team of Consultants had a fruitful meeting with Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, on July 14, 2023. Joined by his NCD team at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, we discussed the Caribbean Development Bank funded Caribbean Moves project. This initiative aims to improve the health of the Caribbean region and combat non-communicable diseases. Stay tuned for updates on our collaborative efforts!

A stressful work environment can contribute to several health issues both mentally and physically, these may include headache, insomnia, stomach-aches, anxiety, difficulty concentrating high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. 

It is important then that we take meaningful steps to ensure that we are manging our own personal space to avoid some of these issues. Our assumption, perception and expectation affect how we react to others and life situations and ultimately how we view how jobs. When assumption, expectations and perceptions are not met, we respond through our thought’s feelings and behaviours. It is important to practice positive thinking as our thoughts affects how we feel, and our feelings affects how we behave.

Here are some tips to help you with your work environment:

  • Seek for clarity instead of trying to convince yourself of what others are thinking
  • Refrain from personalisation, not everything mentioned is a direct attack on you
  • Invest in self care
  • Set limits
  • Proper nutrition
  • Connect with people

We often here people expressing how stressed they are feeling or how over worked they are, not having enough time to do the things they like such as spending time with friend and families or even a few self-care activities. We have watch families suffer due to long working hours as well as our jobs due to loss of interest and enthusiasm resulting from burnout. 

When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in their jobs.

Here is how you can accomplish work life balance

At work    

  • Set manageable goals each day. 
  • Be efficient with your time at work. 
  • Take five. 
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Give yourself a break. 

         At Home

  • Don’t over commit. 
  • Get support. 
  • Stay active. 
  • Treat your body right. 
  • Get help if you need it. 

Tameca Dempster-Mattocks is an accomplished Associate Counseling Psychologist and Financial Counsellor, holding an M.Sc. Degree in Counselling and Social Work from Mico University College, along with multiple certifications in mental health from the University of Washington.

 

Currently, she holds the positions of Regional Psychologist – NERHA and Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Caribbean Training & Education Center for Health (C-TECH). Tameca has successfully managed regional mental health projects, overseeing and leading impactful initiatives that positively influence the mental well-being of individuals in the region. 

 

With a passion for community service, Tameca actively contributes to various private and charitable organizations, dedicating her time as a volunteer to support community members and at-risk youth.

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