DHHS and HRSA Announce Funding for Part C Capacity Development ProgramPosted: May 13th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This funding is available for existing Part C grantees to support short-term ACA related activities and/or infrastructure development activities, to increase high quality HIV primary health care services for people living with HIV or who are at risk of infection in under-served or rural communities. Application due date is May 30, 2013. To learn more, click here.
Overcoming Barriers to Care: Scaling Up HCV Therapy Among HIV-Infected Individuals in the Era of Direct-Acting AgentsPosted: May 9th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This 1.5 hour PAETC webinar, presented by Dr. Edward Cachay, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Director of the HIV Hepatitis Co-infection Clinic at UCSD Medical Center, will discuss the barriers to care in initiating HCV treatment and update providers on identifying appropriate HCV therapies and therapeutic outcomes. To learn more and to register, click here.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation on Screening for HIVPosted: May 6th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has issued a final recommendation that clinicians screen all people aged 15-65, as well as younger adolescents and older adults at increased risk for HIV infection. Additionally, the Task Force recommends that all pregnant women, including those in labor with unknown HIV status be screened for HIV. To learn more, click here.
Kaiser Family Foundation’s New Website – kff.orgPosted: May 6th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
About the updated kff.org website:
The new kff.org provides a streamlined experience centered around 10 major health policy topics. With content continually updated on the home page and topic pages, the site reflects both current health policy issues and the Foundation’s latest resources. All content on a topic — whether a fact sheet, poll, slide, data table, video or infographic — is integrated for one-stop searching and viewing.
The new search engine provides a shopping-like experience with refinement options for narrowing down results by date, topics, tags, and type of content.
Designed to fit the way people currently access and consume online information, the new site is built on the open-source WordPress platform that can rapidly evolve to incorporate the latest advances in online communication. The site also utilizes the latest responsive design techniques to improve viewing on tablets and smartphones. The newest design for reports provides easier access to graphics, information and data — no longer constrained by PDFs and more readily accessible on all devices.
Many existing resources have been refreshed for the new platform, including quizzes, timelines, slides and other interactive tools. Slideshows and chartpacks from new Kaiser polls can easily be shared using an embeddable viewer from Slideshare, providing a wider audience with easy access to the Foundation’s resources.
kff.org consolidated five websites and gateways developed over the last decade into one comprehensive site to provide a single point of entry to the Foundation’s vast information resources.
By combining the popular globalhealthfacts.org, statehealthfacts.org, and other stand-alone databases of state and county data into the new kff.org , visitors can now interact with state and global data tables, maps, and trend graphs on health issues alongside related fact sheets, briefs and reports, rather than needing to visit separate Foundation sites to find different types of information on the same topic.
The Foundation will maintain its current separate website for its nonprofit health news service, Kaiser Health News (KHN), though stories by topic are integrated throughout the new kff.org.
To view the new website, click here.
IAS-USA CME Course – Management of Hepatitis C Virus in the New Era: Small Molecules Bring Big ChangesPosted: April 29th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This course will take place on June 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 3:50 AM
The IAS-USA full-day hepatitis C virus (HCV) CME courses are designed for physicians and health care practitioners who are actively involved in, or who plan to be actively involved in, the medical care of patients with HCV. With a faculty of internationally-respected experts, an agenda covering the most current HCV issues and treatment strategies, and a balance of didactic presentations and interactive, case-based discussions, this course is a comprehensive and cost-effective educational event.
To learn more, click here.
To register, click here.
Pre-Clinic Huddles: Supporting Effective Care Teams in the Patient Centered Medical Home WebinarPosted: April 24th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This webinar will take place on May 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Details are below:
Presenters: Steven Bromer, MD, PAETC Regional Clinical Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Medical Director of Practice Facilitation for the HIV-Medical Homes Resource Center and Ms. Amireh Ghorob, MPH, RYT, Director of Training, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Description: This event is targeted to Ryan White Providers and AETCs interested in learning more about this important topic.
After participating in the webinar, you should be able to:
• Identify 2 ways using “Huddles” can help transform the culture of care within the Care Team
• Identify 3 ground rules that need to be established in setting up functional “Huddles.”
• Identify 3 operational issues essential to effective “Huddles.”
Information for Providers Assisting HIV Patients Returning to Mexico and Central America Fact SheetsPosted: April 24th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
To access these fact sheets, click on the links below:
HIV/AIDS Awareness DaysPosted: April 24th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
To view a list of HIV/AIDS Awareness Days and to learn about ideas/strategies for planning awareness activities, click here.
AETC April E-Learn Webinar Recording and SlidesPosted: April 24th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This webinar, Preparing Faculty for Success in Online Trainings, provided information for AETC faculty in planning and preparing for successful online training events. To access the recording and slides, click here.
Clinical Practice Guidelines Free AppPosted: April 23rd, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
Guideline Central App provides over 2600 clinical practice guidelines in an easy to read format for practicing clinicians. To learn more and to download the app, click here.