The mission of the Leadership Training Institute (LTI) is to promote a community-driven process that allows people who are living with HIV or hepatitis C (treated or cured), using PrEP, and accessing harm-reduction services to identify their health priorities, address the disparities and policies that impact their health care and quality of life, and serve as leaders in their communities.
Since 1999, the LTI has been providing training and resource development that empowers members of these communities to:
- Self-manage their own chronic conditions
- Engage in peer mentorship
- Receive training to seek out long-term employment and become economically self-sufficient
- Advocate to strengthen the presence of the consumer voice within prevention, health care, and support services delivery systems in their communities.
The partnership between the LTI and the communities we serve, including more than 3,500 program graduates, will continue to grow stronger as our programs expand to meet the community’s current and future needs.