Patient Navigation for Clients Testing HIV+: Streamlining the Linkage to Care Process and Reaching the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals
Learning Areas:Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the benefits of using a Patient Navigator to link clients to medical care from HIV Testing services Compare multiple linkage-to-care strategies used to achieve successful linkage from rapid testing to provider appointments Demonstrate how to create a successful linkage program without funding for a Patient Navigator List the improvements possible by hiring a Patient Navigator who is responsible for the linkage process
Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Health Care Access
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I manage CDC and state funded HIV counseling and testing programs (including linkage to care) around the state. Our programs have had success with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy linkage to care goals. I am interested in sharing our framework to help other CBO's develop their strategies. I have presented twice at the United States Conference on AIDS; Once on Patient Navigation and once co-presented with the CDC and local government on Advancing High Impact Prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.