Background

Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Subpopulations within these racial and ethnic minority groups are most affected with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) accounting for 66% of new infections each year, even though they make up only 2% of the population. Tailored interventions are needed to engage them in HIV prevention strategies. CDC’s Prevention Research Synthesis Project has identified culturally competent interventions tailored for African American people, Asian people, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander people, and Hispanic/Latino people. It documents best practices in PrEP, structural interventions to address the environmental, social, and economic factors that influence individual risk and protective behaviors, treatment as prevention including linkage to, retention in and re-engagement in HIV care, medication adherence and risk reduction.

Program

Implementing Culturally Competent Approaches to HIV Prevention Service Delivery is a web-based activity that provides clinicians in primary care settings with the resources, knowledge, and skills to deliver culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, and accessible HIV prevention services, notably PrEP. The activity is in alignment with NHAS goal 1.3 of expanding and improving implementation of effective HIV prevention interventions; 3.1 of reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination; 3.5 of training and expanding a diverse HIV workforce; and 3.6 of advancing HIV-related communication to achieve improved messaging towards communities affected by HIV.

The activity’s educational focus includes:

  1. The role that biomedical HIV prevention can play in reducing the acquisition of HIV
  2. The importance of delivering culturally competent, linguistically appropriate HIV prevention services, including PrEP, to highly stigmatized patient populations
  3. Strategies to integrate culturally competent and linguistically appropriate models of care into clinical practice within a primary care setting

Planning Committee

This educational activity was developed by a course director and an activity manager:

Course Director: Christopher Duncombe, MD, AM (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA)
Faculty: Anne Monroe, MD, MSPH (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
Activity Manager: Jonathon Hess, MPA, LLM (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Washington, DC, USA)
Activity Assistant: Cassandra Moore, MPH (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Washington, DC, USA)

Accreditation 

Providership

This CME activity is provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in joint providership with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC).

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

Educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of HIV care providers and other healthcare professionals providing HIV care and treatment such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe which populations are most affected by HIV and who need targeted prevention interventions
  2. Explain how culturally competent HIV prevention approaches can be in integrated into daily practice
  3. List evidence-based HIV prevention resources

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Relationships

Planners, faculty members and peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies during the past 24 months.

The “Policy on Identification, Mitigation and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center requires that any individual in control of content, including faculty, participating in CME/CE activities disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* in the last 24 months.

Any individual in control of content who refuses to disclose, or their disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest will be recused. Individuals with the absence of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies will be disclosed to the audience.

All financial relationships of individuals in a position to control the content of this CME/CE activity has been identified and mitigated prior to this educational activity.

*The ACCME defines an ineligible company as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Course Content

This activity’s three modules are covered in the course content link below, which should be fully reviewed prior to completing the knowledge assessment. If you encounter any issues, please contact Jonathon Hess, IAPAC Senior Director of Education, at jhess@iapac.org.

Knowledge Assessment

This activity has a knowledge assessment. The assessment requires completing 30 multiple choice questions covering topics covered in the activity’s three modules and must be completed following the activity’s completion to claim 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.