Health Equity Toolbox

Advancing health equity is a cornerstone of PCDC’s work and the health centers, health departments, providers, and community agencies we collaborate with. To support the shared mission, the following tools have been made available to increase organizations’ capacity to address health disparities in vulnerable communities such as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or LGBTQIA+ populations.

Storytelling Videos: U=U (Undetectable= Untransmissible)

These videos showcase the importance of using patient stories to strengthen HIV prevention and care messaging, particularly among women of color.  This series of four videos focuses uniquely on older women of color living with HIV who discuss how U=U (Undetectable=Untransmissible) has impacted their physical and emotional health and relationships.

Storytelling Guide Dawn/Michelle
This storytelling guide summarizes Dawn’s and Michelle’s storytelling videos and shares guidance on using the videos as a resource for providers to disseminate prevention messaging using patients’ stories.

Storytelling Guide Ivette/Liza
This storytelling guide summarizes Ivette’s and Liza’s storytelling videos and shares guidance on using the videos as a resource for providers to disseminate prevention messaging using patients’ stories.

Storytelling Videos: Clinical HIV Testing

These videos shine a light on the HIV testing experiences of four individuals. The videos describe the journeys and lived experiences of the storytellers and provide insight and guidance to healthcare providers about how to expand HIV testing, enhance patient-centered services, and facilitate linkage to HIV status-neutral care.

Modeling the Implementation of Clinical HIV Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines state that all adults should be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime. But how does that work in the field? These videos depict realistic situations where fictional providers implement Clinical HIV Testing with different outcomes. Providers may use these videos to identify how they may handle different situations.

Gender Affirming Services: Voices from the Community

The Primary Care Development Corporation, in collaboration with consultants with lived experience, has created these videos to highlight the perspectives of transgender and non-binary patients and providers, in their own words, to expand the knowledge of providing high-quality services that are culturally responsive to the needs of individuals of diverse gender identities.

These videos are narrated in Spanish with English subtitles.

Healthy Equity 1: Storytelling Webinar

This webinar describes the importance of using patient stories to strengthen HIV prevention and care messaging, particularly among women of color.  At the end of the webinar, viewers will understand how to properly use storytelling videos to augment the messaging of U=U (Undetectable=Untransmissible) among patients.

Health Equity 2: U=U: Black Women Accessing Care Our Way and Being in Charge of Our Health

This webinar focuses on what it means to live with HIV and access care as Black women.  At the end of the webinar, viewers will be able to identify how sexism, racism, misogyny, and xenophobia impact Black women’s engagement in care and identify at least two strategies to improve access to care for Black women.

Impacts of Racism on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)

This webinar includes rich discussion and examples of the impact of racism on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) outcomes. Viewers will learn how racism impacts the patient-provider relationship, how personal values can impact SRH care delivery, and strategies to combat, mitigate, and reduce racism.

Assessing Where You Stand: Embedding Cultural Competency Into Your Agency

This 45-minute, interactive, virtual course will help organizations identify strategies for enhancing services to be more culturally responsive to diverse patient communities.

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February 5, 2024

Providing Transgender Affirming Care Tip Sheet

Tip Sheets & Guides