Online Program

Clinical Education Initiative HIV/HCV Center for Excellence: PrEParing New York State Medical Providers

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Naomi Harris, MPH, CHES, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, New York, NY
Terri Wilder, MSW, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, New York, NY
Robert Walsh, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, New York, NY
Antonio Urbina, MD, Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine, New York, NY
In 2014, the Governor of New York announced his Plan to End AIDS. The third point of this plan emphasizes access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons. While there has been a great deal of interest and debate regarding PrEP, studies have illuminated gaps in medical provider knowledge and competence to provide PrEP. In order to improve acceptance and successful implementation of PrEP among medical providers, there is a need to develop and deliver tailored clinical education.  

The Center provides free HIV clinical education and resources for medical providers in New York. This session will highlight the Center’s initiatives regarding PrEP including a PrEP line, PrEP cards, PrEP conferences and trainings, technical assistance, and an online PrEP video.  Best practices and lessons learned will be shared and discussed.

The Center was launched on July 1, 2014. As of February 2015, the Center has distributed over 6,500 PrEP cards, hosted eleven PrEP conferences and trainings, produced a PrEP video, responded to 13 PrEP related calls, trained over 300 medical providers, and responded to requests for technical assistance. Evaluation data will become available late 2015.

The Center will continue to offer PrEP clinical education and resources to New York State (NYS) medical providers. Due to the diversity of medical providers and populations throughout NYS, the Center will conduct needs assessments to identify medical providers who may not have the capacity to provide PrEP to their patients and adapt its multifaceted training modalities to reflect this need.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the three points in the Governor’s Plan to End AIDS in New York State (NYS). Identify at least one barrier or challenge in training medical providers in regards to PrEP. Describe at least one PrEP related resource that the Center offers to medical providers.

Keyword(s): HIV/AIDS, Preventive Medicine

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 5 years of experience developing and facilitating health education materials and presentations on HIV prevention and care, PrEP, reproductive health, and community outreach. Interests focus on HIV prevention and care, transgender health, health care access, and macrosocial factors such as housing, social capital, incarceration, and urban development. Specialties include: health education material development, program evaluation, data collection and analysis, HIV prevention and care.
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.