HIV Prevention and Treatment: Advancing Programs to End the Epidemic

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The United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of HIV and AIDS and improving individuals’ ability to lead healthy lives. Through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state-based initiatives, and philanthropic funding, several new programs serve a central theme — “Ending the HIV Epidemic” — emphasizing those at risk or disengaged from treatment. Underlying these programs is recognition of the disease’s disproportionate impact on low-income communities of color.

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PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team can help providers — particularly those focused on the hardest-hit communities — develop programs and integrate the latest best practices in outreach, engagement, and retention.

Whether you are a clinical provider or an ASO providing social supports, PCDC can work with your team to identify new and time-tested strategies alike. The focus is to maintain and improve community engagement in your services. PCDC works with organizations in all aspects of the continuum of care, including:

Launch and refine programs to improve ART initiation While access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) is now widespread, a significant portion of people with HIV have still not initiated care. PCDC can support providers in initiating sound clinical protocols, testing, and outreach initiatives to improve engagement and ultimately, viral suppression.
Improve dissemination of Pre-Exposure (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) To support improved awareness and adoption of PrEP and PEP, PCDC’s experts and clinical faculty can help inform the continuum of prevention through treatment.

PCDC is funded to provide training and technical assistance available to eligible organizations:

Capacity Building for Providers PCDC’s High Impact Prevention (HIP) in Health Care program provides free capacity building and technical assistance to eligible clinical health care settings. The goal of the program is to expand and improve the delivery of HIV prevention services using the core components of the CDC’s HIP strategy. Details are available here.
Free resources archive for Ryan White-funded ASOs / CBOs PCDC’s “Sustainable Strategies for RWHAP Community Organizations” resulted from a three-year, HRSA-funded cooperative agreement. The goal of this national Training and Technical Assistance program is to support AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in increasing their capacity to improve engagement and retention of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Resources including webinars, tools, and information are available here.

In addition to the three areas above, PCDC’s team offers support on improving practice operations and driving quality improvement for clinical services.