Expanding the HIV Workforce: Trends and Innovative Approaches
This CME certified webinar (0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
was presented as a Learning Lab Session at IDWeek 2012, in San Diego CA.
Release date: January 17, 2013
Expiration date: January 31, 2014
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.75 hours
A computer (PC or Mac), tablet, or smartphone with access to the Internet is required to access this CME-certified webinar.
Watch the video here (or click on the video link above) and download the presentation here.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the management of patients with HIV.
Health care reform being implemented across the country will provide health care insurance to approximately 32 million people currently uninsured in the United States. The majority of these newly insured, including a significant number of HIV-positive people, will access their health care through community health centers (CHCs) and primary care providers.
At the same time that significant numbers of newly insured are entering into care, the HIV workforce continues to decrease. The aging of the HIV workforce presents significant challenges. An estimated 50 percent of the current HIV provider workforce is retiring in the next 5 to 10 years. Also, more people seeking HIV care will seek it outside of the traditional settings as Ryan White programs become more financially strained. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care are both emphasizing routine HIV screening as a part of routine primary care. This increase is coupled with the estimated 56,000 new infections each year.
Studies have shown that patients managed by experienced HIV physicians have significantly better treatment outcomes and receive more cost effective care. The current HIV workforce is largely made up of providers that responded to a need in the first days of the epidemic over 20 years ago and are now ready for retirement. While these providers are leaving, the number of people living with HIV continues to grow, with few new providers entering the field.
Providers must understand the trends and what approaches to remedying these trends that they can benefit from in terms of their current HIV practice and the future care provided to their patients and community.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect care delivery for patients with HIV, including the role of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Care
- Articulate the challenges facing the current HIV care provider workforce and the increasing need for primary care provider involvement in care delivery
Webinar Presentation Outline
The HIV Workforce Shortage: From Trends to TrainingPresenter: Donna Sweet, MD, MACP, AAHIVS
Trends in the HIV workforce covered in this session include:
- Health Reform and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
- Case Study: Community Health Center of Southeast Kanas, KS
- Expanding Capacity in a Rural Setting
- HIV Residency Training Pilot Program, St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center
Motivating Infectious Disease Specialists to Provide HIV Care: Capitalizing on Provider InterestPresenters: Ken Mayer, MD, FACP, & Wilbert Jordan, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
- Addressing Gay and Bisexual Men
- Addressing Ethnicity and Racial Minority Communities
- Expanding Capacity in an Urban Setting
- Case Study: Urban Solutions, Philadelphia, PA
FacultyDonna Sweet, MD, MDCP, AAHIVS
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita
Ken Mayer, MD, FACP
Research Medical Director
Fenway Institute / Fenway Health
Wilbert Jordan, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.
Name of Faculty or Presenter and Reported Financial Relationship
Donna Sweet, MD, MDCP, AAHIVS
Consulting Fees: Pfizer
Fees for Non-CME Services: BMS, Gilead
Ken Mayer, MD, FACP
Research Grants: Merck, BMS
Wilbert Jordan, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Consulting Fees: BMS, Gilead, Janssen
Fees for Non-CME Services: BMS, Janssen, Gilead
Contracted Research: BMS, Gilead
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.
The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC; Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD; Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP; and Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following HealthHIV planner and manager, Julio J. Fonseca, hereby states that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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