CLINICAL HEALTH TRACK

CLINICAL HEALTH TRACK SESSIONS

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Behavioral Health Integration

The Meaningful Integration of Behavioral Sciences

Session Summary:

This session recognizes the need for the quality mental health services for people with HIV (PWH). Integrating behavioral health services into primary and specialty care can lead to better health outcomes for PWH. Practical integration and implementation of such activities requires intentional quality improvement (QI) activities.

Learning Objectives:

          • Detail the process for improving accessibility of MH services by conducting an interest or needs assessment.
          • Identify a framework that applies practical implementation science ideas to enhance the QI process.
          • Describe use of at least two (2) existing QI tools and performance measures
          • Discuss the process of the developing new QI tools for behavioral health integration.
          • Describe how the Learning Collaborative model and practice facilitation coaching has been used to support agencies along the transformation journey.
          • Assess the importance of behavioral health integration across clinical settings.

Speakers

          • Yaphet Bryant, Children’s National Medical Center
          • Michael Hager, Hager Health, LLC
          • Angelee Brown, LSU Health Baton Rouge 
          • Lori DeLorenzo, Organizational Ideas

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Methods for Enhancing Viral Suppression

Innovative Methods for Promoting Viral Suppression

Session Summary:

This session recognizes the need for the quality mental health services for people with HIV (PWH). Integrating behavioral health services into primary and specialty care can lead to better health outcomes for PWH. Practical integration and implementation of such activities requires intentional quality improvement (QI) activities.

Learning Objectives:

          • Detail the process for improving accessibility of MH services by conducting an interest or needs assessment.
          • Identify a framework that applies practical implementation science ideas to enhance the QI process.
          • Describe use of at least two (2) existing QI tools and performance measures
          • Discuss the process of the developing new QI tools for behavioral health integration.
          • Describe how the Learning Collaborative model and practice facilitation coaching has been used to support agencies along the transformation journey.
          • Assess the importance of behavioral health integration across clinical settings.

Speakers:

          • Michelle Osterman, Institute for Family Health 
          • Jeffrey Underwood, Institute for Family Health
          • Daniel Wakefield, Ursuline Center
          • Ashley Tarrant, Medical Advocacy and Outreach 
          • Tania Chatterjee, Inova Juniper Program

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Improving Clinical Outcomes

Innovative Practices for Complex Problems: Engaging and Retaining Priority Populations

Session Summary:

Adequately addressing priority populations with tailored interventions and health promotion messages is key to ending the HIV epidemic. This session will explore innovative practices in building HIV self-management skills, transforming healthcare settings to encourage adherence to HIV medications, evidence-based daily medication reminders for young men of color in Chicago, and programs that support victims of domestic minor human trafficking. 

Learning Objectives:

          • Describe how a medical home model provides an innovative approach in providing needed medical and mental care for exploited youth. 
          • Discuss project recruitment strategies for an array of priority populations.
          • Detail considerations in the development of tailoring health promotion messages.
          • Describe roles of health professionals within multidisciplinary teams in engaging new patient populations.

Speakers:

          • Monika Lemke, Children’s National Hospital
          • Ariel White, Children’s National Hospital
          • Alfred Forbes, Forbes Consulting
          • Kathleen Ruth, CAI Global
          • Tyeirra Seabrook, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

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Expanding a Healthy Workforce

Caring for Your Community: Supporting a Healthy HIV Workforce

Session Summary:

Professionals working on HIV-related health interventions and initiatives are dedicated individuals with long-term connections to their work. This level of connection breeds an innovative, committed workforce with many of its members relating with beneficiaries due to common lived experiences. This session will explore how to harness the close connections health professionals have with their work in this field, demonstrating the need for peer-led programs, ethical considerations for practitioners providing services close to home, and initiatives aimed at increasing resiliency among the HIV workforce.

Learning Objectives:

          • When the Professional and Personal Overlap: Providing Care among Your Own Community
          • Providing Support for the Provider: Approaches to Enhancing Joy and Reducing Burnout for Clinicians in Community-Based and Health-Care Settings
          • Attending to Experience: The New Jersey CHW Experiment
          • HIV Workforce Resiliency

Speakers

          • Amy Jacobs, Michigan Medicine
          • Jennifer Schwartz, Corktown Health Center 
          • Brandon Harrison, Primary Care Development Corporation
          • Ace Robinson, NMAC
          • Shannon Weber, Founder & Director, PleasePrEPMe

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