Listed here are presentations relating to the implementation of routine HIV screening.
“HIV for PCAs” Office Hours: Primary Care Association Clinical Coordinators were invited to participate in this office hour webinar series during the winter of 2014-2015. The four-part series offered PCA clinical coordinators the opportunity to learn from expert faculty about the current national landscape of HIV in primary care and strategies for operationalizing HIV screening and care in health centers. Click on the office hour title below for a one-page summary:
HRSA Grantees: Key Players in HIV Testing — Slides and Audio Recording: In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted a webinar for all HRSA-funded grantees about getting involved in HIV testing. Speakers for this June 24, 2013 webinar included Bernard M. Branson, MD from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who described current HIV testing guidelines; Joe C. Fuentes Jr., MBA from Houston Area Community Services who shared his health center’s successes in conducting HIV testing; Johanna Breyer, MSW from New York Harm Reduction Educators who offered advice on what to do when a patient has a positive test result; and John A. Nelson, PhD, CPNP from the AIDS Education Training Centers National Resource Center who described important provider and patient resources for an effective HIV testing program. Opening remarks were made by HRSA’s Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, RN, FAA and Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN.
BPHC Grantee TA Enrichment Call: Promising Practices for Putting the ‘Routine’ into HIV Testing at Health Centers – Slides and Audio Recording: The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) established the following learning objectives for this October 2012 technical assistance offering: 1) Increase understanding of Routine HIV Testing Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 2) Highlight promising approaches to implementing HIV testing programs at health centers; and 3) Identify technical assistance and other resources to support implementation and improvement of HIV testing programs. The call featured presentations from BPHC, CDC, and several health centers that have implemented models for HIV testing. Read the accompanying Grantee Spotlight to learn more about one health center’s routine testing program.
Successfully Implementing Routine HIV Screening in an FQHC — Slides: This is a presentation by Karen McCraw, Chief Program Officer of Family First Health in south-central Pennsylvania. The presentation was given on September 13, 2010 in a session at NACHC’s Community Health Institute (CHI) entitled, National Strategies and New Roles for Health Centers in HIV Screening, Care, and Treatment. The presentation starts with a brief overview of Family First Health and its patient demographics and continues with a description of how the center transitioned from limited/risk-based HIV testing with traditional testing technologies to offering rapid HIV testing to all patients organization-wide. Key points covered include organizational strengths that facilitated the transition to routine HIV screening, funding, licenses, staffing, training, forms, policies and protocols, linkages to care, partnerships, data collection and reporting, billing, and lessons learned.
Routine HIV Testing in Community Health Centers — Slides and Audio Recording: This is a presentation by Cheryl Modica, PhD, MPH, BSN; Janet Myers, PhD; and Kathy McNamara of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The presentation was given on November 13, 2008 during an audio conference sponsored by the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and NACHC, “Implementing Routine HIV Screening in Community Health Centers: A Success Story.” The presentation includes background information about NACHC and Community Health Centers; a description of the implementation, post-test counseling and specialty care referral models used in a routine HIV screening pilot program in Community Health Centers; and data from the pilot. In addition to the presentation, the audio recording includes questions posed by members of the audience and responses provided by the presenters. (Please note: the audio recording is 7MB.)