World AIDS Day is December 1, 2013Posted: November 21st, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
Click here to learn about how to get involved in World AIDS Day activities and to:
- read about the White House Actions
- learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
- browse Storify stories
- learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic
The Century Ahead: TB Science, Public Health and Policy SymposiumPosted: November 18th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
When: December 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Location: University of California, San Francisco Laurel Heights Campus
This symposium is intended for scientists, public health professionals and policymakers. The program will feature strategies necessary to contain and eliminate tuberculosis, building upon scientific and public health successes. The event coincides with the centennial of the California state tuberculosis program, established by the legislature in September 1913.
Peter Small, MD , Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation FEATURED SPEAKERS
Henry F. Chambers, III, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Charles L. Daley, MD, National Jewish Health
David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Philip Hopewell, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Mitchell H. Katz, MD, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
George Rutherford, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Gisela Schecter, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
James P. Watt, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Seating is limited, early registration is encouraged. To register for this free event, click here.
2013 Transgender Awareness MonthPosted: November 13th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
The 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed globally on November 20th. Since it’s inception 15 years ago, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has become a day when people put aside their differences and come together to remember the lives we’ve lost in the trans community due to transphobia.
Throughout this month the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) will be participating in various events and encourages others to attend local Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Click here in order to find out if there is a Transgender Day of Remembrance event in your area.
NASTAD hosting two-part webinar series to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week (November 18 – 23, 2013) and Native American Hertiage Month.
These webinars are focused on the need for targeted programming and interventions for the transgender community across the United States.
The first webinar is co-sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
Targeted Programming for the Transgender Community
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
This webinar will focus on the need of health departments to create targeted programing for the transgender community. We will highlight the epidemiology and need for services among the transgender community, as well as present two examples of programs from Florida and Tennessee.
The second webinar is co-sponsored by the National Native Transgender Network
Working wtih Native American Transgenders
Thursday, November 21, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET Pacific
This webinar, coordinated through the NASTAD Native American Networking Group (NANG), will highlight the need for effective and targeted programing for Native Transgender individuals. Specific issues and impacts on Native Transgender individuals will be covered, as well as specific program recommendations and practices.
The Obamacare & You Portal for People with HIVPosted: November 5th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This new web portal from Kaiser Family Foundation is specifically designed to address the needs of people with HIV, the Obamacare & You portal, is presented as part of Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information initiative developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS Institute. To access the portal, click here.
Best Practices in Empanelment from the California HIV/AIDS PCMH Demonstration ProjectPosted: September 19th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
Best Practices in Empanelment from the California HIV/AIDS PCMH Demonstration Project
Event Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 – 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: Webinar/Online Event
• Amy Sitapati MD, UCSD
• Kathleen Clanon MD, Alameda Health System
• Steve Bromer MD, HRSA MHRC
This webinar is targeted to Ryan White clinics, AETCs and others who want to know more about how to assign individual patients to individual providers and care teams with sensitivity to patient and family preferences.
The webinar will review best practices in empanelment by highlighting challenges, solutions and lessons learned from the University of California San Diego Health System and HIV ACCESS.
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
• Self-assess the level of empanelment in their clinics
• Determine the next steps toward empanelment in their clinics
• Recognize specific challenges/solutions for empanelment from UCSD and HIV ACCESS (CHC) perspective
• Relate empanelment to continuity of care in the PCMH model
• Explain how empanelment can impact quality outcomes (including retention)
• Identify empanelment deliverables specific to PCMH recognition
To register, click here.
Frequently Asked Question about Ryan White Program and the Affordable Care ActPosted: September 12th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
To view these FAQ’s about the Ryan White Program and ACA, click here.
New Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Videos from Project InformPosted: September 10th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
These four videos, from Project Inform, target MSM who face the highest infection rates in the US. Additionally, they describe various key aspects of taking PrEP: risk assessment, discussions with medical providers, routine HIV and STD testing, decision making and adherence, among others.
The first video is animated, providing a lot of important information in a less formal but easy-to-understand format. The three live action videos, contextualize the information so that young MSM can see the potential benefits of PrEP in their lives. This includes being in mixed-status relationships, getting back into dating after a breakup, negotiating safer sex, and even dealing with depression. These videos showcase real situations in these men’s lives. To view the videos, click here.
Video: Measuring Frailty in HIV-infected individualsPosted: August 12th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
To view this video on HIV and frailty from the University of Arizona and faculty from the Arizona AETC, click here.
STD Treatment Guidelines Mobile AppPosted: August 6th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This STD Treatment (Tx) Guide app from CDC is an easy-to-use reference that helps health care providers identify and treat patients for STDs. To learn more, click here.
HIV Care Continuum InitiativePosted: August 6th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
The HIV Care Continuum Initiative was launched by the White House to focus ongoing implementation of the National AIDS Strategy. To learn about relevant information about the initiative, click here.