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PEPline: 1-888-448-4911

Posted March 2007; Updated April 2014

PEPline: 1-888-448-4911

In collaboration with the Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) [formerly known as the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC)], the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute offers the HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) for providers needing consultation with an HIV Specialist regarding the management of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The CCC has added a new feature to its consultation services. Beginning April 21, 2014, healthcare providers will be able to register online with the CCC to initiate free, confidential clinical consultation via desk-top computers and mobile devices, to receive responses online and by phone from expert clinicians. Additional new CCC website features include expanded resources and tools for clinicians like the PEP Quick Guide, ARV Charts, Case of the Month Vignettes, and more. The PEPline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. PEPline clinicians will assist callers in assessing of risk of the exposure, discuss the most recent New York State post-exposure prophylaxis guidelines, and review specific treatment and follow-up options.

PEPline:    1-888-448-4911
Hours:       24 hours/7 days a week

For more information about the Clinicians Consultation Center Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline, please visit the Clinicians Consultation Center website at: http://nccc.ucsf.edu/

Read the official CCC press release and visit the CCC website to learn more about the new Clinicians Consultation Center and its services.

PEPline HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

To order copies of this poster, please email Terri Wilder at: twilder@chpnet.org

 

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AIDS Institute: HIV Patient Resources Directory

Posted April 2014

This resource directory is intended for use by individuals seeking HIV/AIDS services. Included in this directory is a list of organizers funded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute to provider HIV/AIDS services. Some organizations may provide additional HIV/AIDS services through other funding sources.

This directory is arranged by region, then by county, with each organization listed under the county served and then by the primary service it provides. Individuals using this directory should call agencies directly for more detailed information about the complete range of services offered. The organizations listed in a specific location may also provide services to people who live in neighboring communities and boroughs. Please call organizations directly for complete information about services.

For more information and to locate Consumer Services in your area, please visit https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/general/resources/resource_directory/index.htm

 

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CEI Update: April 1

Posted April 2014

NYS Clinical Education – Conference Open Registration, Save the Date, STD Needs Assessment

University of Rochester Medical Center’s 24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference: The Clinical Approach to HIV/AIDS/HCV Care

24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference



For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/medicine/infectious-disease/education/CEI-HIV-AIDS-Conference/

13th Annual Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update

13th Annual Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update



Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact Kristen Lanphear
1-315-849-1256
klanphear@trilliumhealthny.org

If you are interested in attending this update, please contact:
Thomas Della Porta, MS
Infectious Diseases Division, URMC
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 689
Rochester, New York 14642
1-585-275-7655
thomas_dellaporta@urmc.rochester.edu

New York State Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) STD Training Needs Assessment

Reminder: If you are a health care provider practicing in New York State and have not yet responded, CEI would like to know your needs in STD training. Click here for details.

For more information, please visit http://www.ceitraining.org/

 

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Medicaid Update: March 28

Posted March 2014

Dear Medicaid Provider,

The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the March 2014 New York State Medicaid Update (PDF 1.84 MB).

 

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ShareSpot: March 26

Posted March 2014

The in+care Campaign, managed by the National Quality Center and sponsored by HRSA, is a multi-year initiative designed to assist Ryan White grantees with patient retention in care strategies. The services and benefits of the in+care Campaign are outlined in,”in+care Campaign: Keeping Patients in Care and in Good Health,” by Michael Hager, MPH, MA, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Manager at the National Quality Center. Visit ShareSpot for more about how the in+care Campaign can help you implement and evaluate improvement strategies in your clinic or program.

 

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HIV Training NY: March 24

Posted March 2014

New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

HIV Training NY

Training Options Dovetail Your Professional Needs and AIDS Institute Priorities

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute (AI) recently cited five priorities/goals to guide its work in 2014-2015. We’re committed to translating these priorities into action — one of the ways to accomplish that is to provide you with training that addresses both your professional needs and the AI priorities.

In our new training calendar, we offer a mix of webinars, online trainings, and in-person trainings. Below is a list of the AI five top priorities, followed by trainings that speak to each priority. These are in-persons trainings, unless otherwise noted as webinars or online courses. For more information and to register, click on the highlighted course name(s) below.

Increase HIV viral load suppression among people living with HIV/AIDS.

Maximize participation in health insurance programs.

Reduce new HIV and STD infections among gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM).

Enhance statewide public health efforts addressing hepatitis C.

Address sexual health awareness, education, and treatment of care options for sexually transmitted infections (specific focus on adolescents, youth).

We encourage you to access all our course offerings at: http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Home/CourseListings

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American Red Cross

Webinar: HIV Testing in New York State
This two-hour statewide webinar explains the core elements of the 2010 New York State HIV Testing law and its impact on how providers deliver HIV testing services. Participants will review the key provisions of the law, including: how HIV testing must be offered to all persons between the ages of 13 and 64 receiving hospital or primary care services; the simplified process for obtaining patient consent; the streamlined process for providing HIV pre- and post-test counseling; and how providers must arrange for follow-up medical care for all patients who test positive.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 9:00 – 11:00 am

To register, please go to: http://www.hivtrainingny.or/Account/LogOn?crs=666

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Introduction to HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis
This one-day training for non-physician health and human services providers addresses HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. Participants will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, treatment, and support services for each type of infection. The training will explain the rationale for providing integrated services and how to make appropriate referrals for testing and treatment.

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

To register, please go to: http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=971

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Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
This day-long training explores the broad definition of culture and how it impacts the effective and competent delivery of human services. Participants will discuss the concept of “invisible privilege” and its effect on providing and receiving services; potential obstacles to providing effective services; and describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine, and human service delivery systems interact.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

To register, please go to: http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=972

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Stony Brook University | The State University of New York

Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color
This one-day training explores the social and behavioral factors that lead to high rates of sexual and substance use among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Participants will learn how to identify the social stressors and internal/external influences that affect young MSM of color, including stigma, discrimination, and homophobia. The training identifies strategies for engaging young MSM of color in health services and how to discuss status disclosure, early identification and treatment of STIs, and retention in care and treatment adherence.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To register, please go to: http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=854

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Webinar: Active Drug Users and HIV/HCV Retention in Care and Treatment Adherence — Part I
This two-hour webinar provides participants with the most up-to-date information on promoting retention in care and treatment adherence for active substance users with HIV/HCV. Participants will learn about the national and New York state “cascade of care” for HIV and why it is so important for HIV and HCV care; learn how to define and recognize various forms and stages of substance use; and understand why treatment adherence is so critical.

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register, please go to: http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=876

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Group Facilitation Skills for STD/HIV Prevention Interventions
A two-day training, this course is designed to increase providers’ knowledge, confidence, and skills in facilitating groups, especially for group-level HIV/STD prevention interventions (e.g., CDC evidence-based interventions). Participants will learn to identify the qualities of an effective group facilitator; how group process can affect individual behavior change; specific skills for STD/HIV prevention intervention groups; and strategies for handling group problems.

Date: Thursday-Friday, April 3-4, 2014

To register, please go to: http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=879

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Introduction to HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis
This one-day training for non-physician health and human services providers addresses HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis in an integrated, client-centered manner. Participants will review the similarities and differences in transmission, screening, treatment, and support services for each type of infection. The training will explain the rationale for providing integrated services and how to make appropriate referrals for testing and treatment.

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To register, please go to: http://www.hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=884

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NDRI (National Development and Research Institutes, Inc)

Building Bridges to Cultural Competency
This day-long training explores the broad definition of culture and how it impacts the effective and competent delivery of human services. Participants will discuss the concept of “invisible privilege” and its effect on providing and receiving services; potential obstacles to providing effective services; and describe how these obstacles are created when diverse cultures, Western medicine, and human service delivery systems interact.

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To register, please go to: http://hivtrainingny.org/Account/LogOn?crs=894

 

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NQC e-Newsletter: March 18

Posted March 2014

NQC e-Newsletter: Your expert guide to resources and technical assistance focusing on improving HIV care.

NQC e-Newsletter | NQC Quality Awards – Apply today!

Hopefully we have put the last of our winter weather behind us and spring is just a few days away. As we look forward to the coming months I want to remind you about another exciting season – the NQC Quality Award season.

Each year NQC and the HIV/AIDS Bureau recognize the work of grantees like you that have shown exemplary performance in various aspects of quality improvement. What makes this process difficult is picking applications that stand out because so many of the applications we receive demonstrate the deep commitment to quality management and outstanding performance measurement results that Ryan White grantee have achieved over the years. NQC and HAB urge you to be recognized for your hard work by applying for an NQC Quality Award that exemplifies your program’s strength.

A brief reminder to you that we are holding our Training of Quality Leaders and Training on Coaching Basics Program in May and June respectively. Please see the details contained in this issue.

e-Newsletter Archives

For more information, please visit http://www.nationalqualitycenter.org/

 

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Healthcare Stories Project: March 14

Posted March 2014



Welcome to the Healthcare Stories Project! This quality of care campaign has just kicked off, and runs through March 2015 throughout New York State. The Healthcare Stories Project consists of three posters accompanied by innovative activities for HIV healthcare programs. Each activity will gather and analyze experiences and ideas about healthcare from the perspectives of people living with HIV/AIDS (health users). The campaign aims to strengthen health user participation in care, and in doing so, improve the quality of care provided.

We invite all HIV services programs to download the posters and try out the activities. We would love to hear how it goes. Please click here to send us an email with your feedback, or you can use the We want your feedback! tool in the right-hand column of this page.

Healthcare Stories Project Poster (PDF 0.99 MB)

Healthcare Stories Project Instructional Guide (PDF 134 KB)

Healthcare Stories Project Activity Worksheets (PDF 143 KB)

Click here to download a New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Dear Colleague Letter with more information.

Click on the following link to access an easy to read article about the Consumer Lens Study, which has been used to design the Healthcare Stories Project:
http://www.amidacareny.org/Collateral/Documents/English-US/Member_Newsletter_Sept_2012_2.pdf

For more information or to receive assistance, please contact:

Daniel Tietz
AIDS Program Manager for Consumer Affairs
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
Albany, New York
Phone: 1-518-473-7542
Fax: 1-518-486-1315
E-mail: det01@health.state.ny.us

 

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Email Announcement Archives

Posted December 2009

The HIV Clinical Guidelines Program provides subscribers with email announcements of when new guidelines are posted and existing guidelines are updated.

hivguidelines email announcement archives

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