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3003.1 Social Justice and HIV Prevention: Correcting Missed Opportunities and Discovering New Solutions
Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The session will describe recent HIV awareness and prevention efforts within the National Medical Association and the American Bar Association. Presenters will describe how community-wide working models involving local government leadership, philanthropic support, provider engagement, protection of legal rights and utilization of health informatics for data management and program evaluation can provide a roadmap for municipalities seeking to scale-up HIV testing and treatment initiatives. Using lecture and actual demonstrations, participants will learn the partnerships and tools necessary to implement a community-based approach to HIV testing, linkage to care, continuity of care, access to social and legal services, within the parameters of patient confidentiality, necessary for holistic patient care. Participants will learn how: 1) health care providers can be part of the solution to improve HIV prevention efforts by incorporating sexual history conversations into their patientsí routine medical visits, and 2) jurisdictions are using health informatics to provide cross-disciplinary access to data and to measure initiative outcomes.
Session Objectives: Design and implement a community-wide HIV testing and treatment initiative involving local government leadership, philanthropic support, provider engagement, protection of legal rights and utilization of health informatics for data management and program evaluation. Discuss how jurisdictions are using health informatics to provide cross-disciplinary access to data and to measure initiative outcomes. Identify resources for creating and building capacity to replicate the model in their respective communities, urban centers, or municipalities. Explain how providers can improve HIV prevention efforts by seeing each patient encounter as an opportunity to share information and offer HIV testing, as needed.
Madeline Y. Sutton, MD, MPH
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Organized by: APHA
CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
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