Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention

Project Summary:

Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) in association with Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) and other partners have developed a Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) initiative for healthcare organizations (HCOs), which critically examines current organizational practices and ways to position health care organizations through Technical Assistance (TA), information sharing, partnership building, and strategic planning to better address the needs of the community, and enhance their capacity to accomplish the three core goals of HIP.

The CBA initiative facilitates collaborative learning and training activities that will engage HCOs in the community and increase the effectiveness of their HIV prevention and management strategies, using tools and best practices specifically tailored for their respective organizational frameworks and the communities they serve. This CBA initiative represents an innovative opportunity, developed based on national mandates and CDC recommendations for promising strategies to achieve a higher level of impact with HIV prevention at the community level.

The National HIV Prevention Progress Report (2013) highlights three major preventive goals in support of high-impact prevention strategies:

1) Prevention of new HIV infections
2) Improve access to HIV Care and Health Outcomes
3) Reduce HIV-Related Health Disparities.

The CAI-CDN Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC) aims at achieving these three goals by targeting Community Health Centers, which serve a variety of federally designated Medically Underserved Area/Populations across the country. The CBALC initiative’s sites are Community Health Centers that provide care for patients from communities with some of the highest HIV and HCV incidence in the country.

The specific aims of this project are to provide:

Dissemination

Facilitate sharing of tools and resources developed during implementation, readiness for change across participants, gauge interest in larger initiatives and potential public health impact for prevention strategies.

Capacity Building

Enable and equip clinicians and staff to combine their skills and knowledge for implementing evidence based HIP strategies in CHCs using a participatory design approach, and support CHC administration in identifying viable funding programs and statewide resources to enhance current practices.

Needs Assessment

Gain a better understanding of the scale of patients, access to care, current CHC practices, available resources and challenges in order to develop tailored capacity building approaches.

Education and Technical Assistance

Enhance utilization of self-directed resources through virtual webinars and collaborative training.

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2017 LEARNING COLLABORATIVE SCHEDULE

  • Session 1: Thursday, January 12, 2017 
    (11 AM – 12:30 PM EST)
  • Session 2: Friday, January 20, 2017
    (1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST)
  • Session 3: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST)
  • Session 4: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

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Learning Collaborative Archives

Session I – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention: Linkage and Retention in HIV Care for Injecting Drug Users

Presented by: Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, MS, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Medicine
Sponsored by:Cicatelli Associates Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-1), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Thursday, January 12, 2017 ~ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
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Session II – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention: HIV High Impact, or Low Impact Prevention Everyone Has a Role!

Speaker: M. Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Vice Dean for Global Engagement, SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health

Sponsored by: Cicatelli Associates Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-1), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Friday, January 20, 2017 ~ 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST 
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Session III – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention: Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Linkage-to-Care and Retention for HIV Prevention and Treatment
Presented by: Viraj V. Patel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Champion for PrEP Implementation, Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Cicatelli Associates Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-1), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
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Session IV – Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention: Improving Linkage and Retention to Care for Unstably Housed and Homeless Individuals Living with HIV
Presented by: Angela A. Aidala, PhD, Associate Research Scientist of Sociomedical Sciences, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Sponsored by: Cicatelli Associates Inc., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-1), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 ~ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
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Enhancing HIV Prevention & Care Continuum (Part I): Approaches for Linkage-to-Care & Patient Retention
Presented by: Jillian Casey, MPH, Senior Manager, Prevention, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD); Teresa Evering, MD, MS, Attending Physician, Rockefeller University Hospital; Assistant Professor of Clinical Investigation, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC)
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC): High-Impact HIV Prevention for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01), Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) Capacity Building Assistance Training Center, The Rockefeller University Hospital Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), and Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No.1P30-HS-021667)
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 12:00 – 1:20 PM EDT
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Enhancing HIV Prevention & Care Continuum (Part II): Approaches for Linkage-to-Care & Patient Retention
Presented by: Keith W. Crawford, PhD, RPh, Assistant Chief of Public Health Research, Division of Global Health Programs US, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, Maryland; Todd Harvey, MA, Associate Director, Prevention, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD);
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC): High-Impact HIV Prevention for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01), Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) Capacity Building Assistance Training Center, and Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No.1P30-HS-021667)
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:00 – 1:20 PM ET
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Improving Access, Cost Effectiveness & Leveraging Resources: National Services, Health Department and Federal Support
Presented by: Deliana Garcia, MA Director, International Projects, Research and Development
Migrant Clinicians Network; Edwin Corbin-Gutierrez, MA Manager Health Systems Integration, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD); Amy Killelea, JD, Director Health Systems Integration National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC): High-Impact HIV Prevention for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01), Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) Capacity Building Assistance Training Center, Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), and the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No.1P30-HS-021667)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
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Lessons Learned from Innovators & Groundbreakers for CHCs I: Engaging MSM, LGBT
Presented by: Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Assistant Commissioner Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC): High-Impact HIV Prevention for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01), Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) Capacity Building Assistance Training Center, Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), and the 𝑁^2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No.1P30-HS-021667)
Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
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Increasing Medication Adherence: Putting PrEP into Practice & Technology-Based HIV Prevention
Presented by: Tina J. Kanmaz, PharmD Associate Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean, St. Johns University; Viraj Patel, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsored by: Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative (CBALC): High-Impact HIV Prevention for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01), Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) Capacity Building Assistance Training Center, Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN), and the N2 PBRN Virtual Training Series (AHRQ, Grant No.1P30-HS-021667)
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
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Current Status of HCV and HIV: Federal Recommendations & Best Practices for Screening, Linkage to Care and Management
Presented By: Fabienne Laraque, MD, MPH Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Surveillance, Prevention and Control Program, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Sponsored By: Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI), Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) and the Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative: High-Impact HIV Prevention Strategies for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant No. 1U65PS004408-01)
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT
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Recent Webcasts:

HIV and Pregnancy
Presented by:
Rodney L. Wright, MD, MS, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology – Wakefield Campus, Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Sponsored by: Clinical Directors Network, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science a program of The New York Academy of Sciences, Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI), and the Capacity Building Assistance Learning Collaborative: High-Impact HIV Prevention Strategies for Community Health Centers (CDC, Grant NO. 1U65PS004408-01)

This webcast is approved for 1.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Tuesday, November 2, 2016
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