Event Calendar

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Ending the HIV Epidemic: Eliminating Barriers to Testing with Dr. Feinberg

Start Date: 8/31/2021 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/31/2021 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: via ZOOM

United States 

Organization Name: WVPCA

Emma White
Email: emma.white@wvpca.org
Phone: 304-346-0032

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America is a ten-year initiative beginning in FY 2020 to achieve the important goal of reducing new HIV infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030. As HRSA has noted, community health centers are an integral partner in reducing HIV in the communities they serve. Please join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA), HITEQ, MAAETC, and Gilead for an exciting five-part webinar series to assist health centers with preparing to meet the goal of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative by sharing useful strategies both with data/HIT and clinical interventions. 

The WVPCA is pleased to welcome Dr. Judith Feinberg to discuss HRSA's Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and how health center providers can increase screening for HIV in their rural communities. During her presentation, she will cover the current data trends about the emergence of HIV in West Virginia, why screening is important in both rural and urban areas, and how to introduce screening into patient and clinic flow. She will also address common barriers to screening. 

PRESENTER: Judith Feinberg MD, FACP, FIDSA, is a Professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry and Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, at West Virginia University School of Medicine.  

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe why routine HIV screening in rural areas is important
  • Identify at least two common barriers to screening for HIV in rural areas
  • Identify two strategies to overcome common barriers to screening for HIV in rural areas

Nursing CE available pending final approval.

See webinar series information here.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Midwives

Registration closes on August 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

CE Information: The WVPCA is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the West Virginia Board of Nursing (WVPBRN Provider #50-26228). CE credit hours will be available pending final approval. 

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Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award totaling $990,968 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.