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Opportunities and Strategies to Optimize PrEP Uptake in Key Communities

Health HIV Medical Education

Caila Kilson-Kuchtic 0 644
Activity Description: PrEP continues to be underused by people who could benefit from it, especially those who face health disparities. Of the 1.2 million people in the U.S. who can benefit from taking PrEP, only about 23% have used PrEP. Data on PrEP coverage shows that racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, youth, and women access PrEP at even lower rates. The interactive live webinar will feature perspectives of multiple diverse HIV prevention experts on PrEP uptake among relevant consumer/patient communities, including Black women, same-gender-loving (SGL) Black and Latinx men, and transgender individuals. Presenters will consider both challenges and opportunities for PrEP use among these communities,specific access issues, and strategies and model practices for providers and healthcare teams to address the unique barriers.

Engaging the Primary Care Provider as Part of the HCV Workforce

Health HIV Medical Education

Caila Kilson-Kuchtic 0 784
Activity Description: This interactive, live webinar was designed to engage primary care providers (PCPs) seeking knowledge/skills regarding implementing hepatitis C (HCV) care and treatment in their practices, including the use of simplified HCV treatment strategies and strategies for providing culturally competent, comprehensive HCV care. The panel discussion focused on realizing the role of PCPs as part of the HCV workforce. Faculty presentations were followed by a facilitated question and answer session.

Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians in primary care settings involved in the care of patients with HCV.

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 credits (CME, CE, NCPD, CPE, ABIM MOC) are available for completion of this activity.

Optimizing PrEP Access Through Advocacy

HealthHIV Webinar

Caila Kilson-Kuchtic 0 1425

This activity focused on medication therapy management protocols and their effects on prescription drug coverage policies. It also considered PrEP access through a health equity lens and  included a review of the drug utilization review process, insurance models, and health impact analysis, assessing the impact of each on patients and care.

 

Zero Cost-Sharing for PrEP: Increasing PrEP Access

Health HIV Webinar

Elise George 0 1581

While previous PrEP practice guidelines recommended that healthcare providers offer PrEP only to patients whom they considered "at high risk" of acquiring HIV, the most recent guidelines and the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations are reshaping how providers think about PrEP. Expanded prescription of PrEP to previously overlooked patient populations is a key step towards reducing the spread of HIV. To achieve the maximum benefit of PrEP, compliance with current PrEP guidelines and enforcement of cost coverage for PrEP are important instruments for ending the HIV epidemic. 

This webinar reviewed and provided guidance on the USPSTF FAQs including requirements for:

  • Fully-covered PrEP-related ancillary tests and services with zero cost-sharing, as aligned with the CDC Clinical PrEP Guidelines.
  • The lack of restrictions on frequency of PrEP initiation or the frequency of services, such as HIV and STI screening.
  • Zero cost-sharing for the PrEP medication that is medically appropriate for patients, as determined by their healthcare provider.
  • Easily accessible, transparent, and sufficiently expedient exceptions process if using reasonable medical management techniques.

 

FHIR 101: Opportunities to Improve Interoperability across Health Centers

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

Jodie Albert 0 1988

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an HL7® standard for electronic healthcare data exchange. This next generation exchange architecture is advancing interoperability in healthcare. FHIR provides a standard way to express and share information across health centers, providers, and related organizations independent of how local EHRs display or store data. For UDS+ and other information exchange needs, all health centers, PCAs, and HCCNs will want to be familiar with the basics of the HL7 FHIR standard. In this session we will discuss what FHIR is, what it basically does, how it impacts your EHR, and what it might mean to your health center and patients.

Findings from the Report, “Building the Evidence Base for Social Determinants of Health Interventions”

BPHC Webinar

Amelia Fox 0 1827

This webinar provided an overview of findings from a document released by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation titled, “Building the Evidence Base for Social Determinants of Health Interventions”, which was released in September 2021. The webinar conveyed key findings from this report and discussed specific intervention components that improve health, and which interventions might achieve sustained and lasting improvements in population health. Specifically, the webinar covered the following:
• What role do SDOH play in integrated care?
• An overview of the findings of the report, successes, and challenges
• How health centers can screen for risks related to SDOH
• A discussion on intervention components and strategies for improving health

Natalie M. Slaughter, MS, is a Technical Expert Lead with JBS International. Ms. Slaughter has 17 years of experience providing training and technical assistance (T/TA), evaluation, and implementation of a variety of behavioral health, prevention, and population health policies and programs. She has provided T/TA to state health officials to advance primary care and behavioral health integration and workforce development, directed the planning and evaluation of treatment and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and delivered strategic guidance to national health insurance programs, including commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare. As a JBS Technical Expert Lead, Ms. Slaughter serves as a technical expert lead for the HRSA BHTA SDoH Roundtable Series to support federally qualified health centers in their efforts to identify and address social need and social risk in an integrated care setting. Ms. Slaughter chairs the JBS Health Disparities Work Group and holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
 

Lessons Learned: Implementing and Expanding Social Needs Screening Programs in Health Centers - Session 4: Level 4: Monitoring Population Level Data and Beyond

HITEQ Learning Collaborative Series

Jodie Albert 0 2109

This learning collaborative presented by the HITEQ Center, allowed participants to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and addressing of social needs data. During the series participants explored the levels of maturity in the social needs screening implementation process. Participants gained information on concrete strategies and IT solutions that will help to improve internal systems, such as EHR utilization and care team workflows, and increase their capacity to advance individual and population-level health.  Health center exemplars were showcased.

Lessons Learned: Implementing and Expanding Social Needs Screening Programs in Health Centers - Session 3: Level 3: Responding to the Social Needs Screening

HITEQ Learning Collaborative Series

Jodie Albert 0 1743

This learning collaborative presented by the HITEQ Center allowed participants to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and addressing of social needs data. During the series participants explored the levels of maturity in the social needs screening implementation process. Participants gained information on concrete strategies and IT solutions that will help to improve internal systems, such as EHR utilization and care team workflows, and increase their capacity to advance individual and population-level health. Health center exemplars will be showcased.

Lessons Learned: Implementing and Expanding Social Needs Screening Programs in Health Centers - Session 2:Level 2: Implementing a Social Needs Screening Tool

HITEQ Learning Collaborative Series

Jodie Albert 0 1901

The HITEQ Center put on this learning collaborative to learn about health center promising practices and key considerations to support the successful collection, monitoring, and addressing of social needs data. During the series participants explored the levels of maturity in the social needs screening implementation process. Participants gained information on concrete strategies and IT solutions that helped to improve internal systems, such as EHR utilization and care team workflows, and increase their capacity to advance individual and population-level health. Health center exemplars were showcased.

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This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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