We provide a monthly webinar series that will feature key topics on LGBT health and will offer CME/CEU credit. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for our email updates.
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How Patient-Centered Medical Homes Can Improve Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients and Families
- Date/Time: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 1:00-2:00pm EDT
- Faculty: Ignatius Bau, Health Care Policy Consultant
Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) create health care environments that encourage quality and equity in health care. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities face numerous health care disparities, and can benefit from the PCMH model. Ignatius Bau, a nationally recognized consultant working to advance patient-centeredness and equity in health care, will describe the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards that are relevant for LGBT patients and families, and discuss how the PCMH model can benefit LGBT patients and families. Mr. Bau will describe best practices, and connect specific PCMH standards with LGBT health issues. Community health centers and other health care providers implementing PCMH can use the standards to guide their own improvements in health care for their LGBT patients and families.
Optimizing Linkage, Engagement, and Retention in HIV Care for Adolescents and Young Adults of Color
- Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 2:00-3:00pm EDT
- Faculty: Lawrence Vinson, Youth Linkage to Care Project Manager, The SMILE Program, The Fenway Institute, Molly McHenry, NP, Sidney Borum Jr Health Center, Liz Salomon, EdM, Project Director, Connect to Protect (C2P) Boston, The Fenway Institute
This webinar will provide an in-depth look at Boston’s SMILE in Caring for Youth program, an NIH-funded program that works with young people (ages 12-24) living with HIV, their providers, and their families/caregivers to facilitate practical and meaningful linkage to, engagement in, and maintenance of care. Recognizing the disproportionate impact that HIV has on youth of color, SMILE also works with the Connect to Protect (C2P) Boston coalition to address barriers through community mobilization and structural change. Project Manager of SMILE, Lawrence Vinson ,and a Nurse Practitioner at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, Molly McHenry, will present their experiences engaging Boston youth into HIV care, and will describe how racial justice focused structural change initiatives can help this optimize this work. They will also describe how their program builds partnerships with clinicians and case managers at health centers and other community based organizations to help youth navigate the HIV Continuum of Care.
PrEP for HIV Prevention: Real World Clinical Case Studies
- Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET
- Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. Last year, the US Public Health Service released the first comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for PrEP based on evidence from clinical trials. But how does the prescription and management of PrEP translate into real-world clinical practice? In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, will present case studies that illustrate clinical challenges in caring for patients eligible for PrEP, and will discuss controversies regarding PrEP management.