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For more information, please contact:

Jessica Chávez Thompson, MPH

Phone: 402-552-9586

Email: jessica.chavez@unmc.edu

 

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September All-Site Call Recording Available

The recording and presentation slides for the all-site training call that took place in September 2017 can be found under "Meetings".  This call focused on the accomplishments and successes for FIMR/HIV sites and discussed the transition of TA from the National Resource Center to the CDC.  The call ended with sites sharing updates, challenges, and/or successes that occurred since the last all-site call. 

September All-Site Training Call Available

The recording, notes, and presentation slides for the all-site training call that took place in September 2016 can be found under "Meetings".  This call focused on perinatal services systems coordination.  Louisiana presented a site highlight focusing on what their site is doing around perinatal services systems coordination, while other sites discussed strengths and challenges within their systems.

CDC’s “DOING IT” Campaign

The CDC has launched a new campaign as part of the Act Against AIDS initiative.  The prevention campaign promotes HIV testing as part of routine health practices and drives adults to get tested. This ensures healthy individuals and communities. Click the link below to visit the official CDC “DOING IT” campaign site.

http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/doingit/index.html

Thailand to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV & Syphilis

THAILAND IS FIRST COUNTRY IN ASIA TO ELIMINATE MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SYPHILIS

In 2014, WHO and key partners disseminated their guidelines for validation in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis. This was defined by reduction of transmission to a level that no longer exhibits a public health problem. This article gives recent accounts to Thailand’s journey to this accomplishment (see link below).

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2016/june/20160607_Thailand

White House’s United State of Women Summit Discusses HIV Issues

HIV AMONG ISSUES EXAMINED DURING WHITE HOUSE’S UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT

A recent blog by Aids.gov explains various HIV issues that occur in women and girls. The session included a panel discussion that ultimately gave suggested solutions to be implemented in their communities  as well as discussion about how to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Advances, Accomplishments, and Future Actions for Women. Click the link below for more details on the information provided during this session.

https://blog.aids.gov/2016/06/hiv-among-issues-examined-during-white-houses-united-state-of-women-summit.html

Webinar Registration Open! HIV Test Recommendations for Women – August

HIV TESTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WOMEN: AN IMPORTANT STEP TO ACHIEVE PERINATA HIV ELIMINATION

The CDC’S Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission Comprehensive Real-Time Case Finding Stakeholders Working Group will host a webinar on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET.

Speakers:

- Margaret A. Lampe, RN, MPH, Perinatal HIV Subject Matter Expert, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

- S. Michele Owen, PhD, Associate Director for Laboratory Science, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

- Carey Eppes, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of Obstetrical Quality and Safety at Ben Taub, Baylor College of Medicine

Link to register: http://aetc.adobeconnect.com/e5hi3vjt4rp/event/registration.html

AETNA Community Grants

FIMR/HIV Site Team Members:  

AETNA Foundation recently released this RFP for their 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program.   https://www.aetna-foundation.org/grants-partnerships/grants/cultivating-healthy-communities-rfp.html

Timeline & Instructions for CE for your CRT Meeting

New Resource Available! 

You can now download the instructions sheet for acquiring continuing education through the CDC for your Case Review Team meetings.   Please log in to this website using your National Resource Center username and password.   

After you have logged in, go to

My Project > Resources > "Instructions for Continuing Education" 

 

At least 3 weeks prior to your upcoming CRT meeting: you must notify the National Resource Center staff of your intent to acquire CE.  Additional information is found in the Instructions document.

Listen Up! Trauma-Informed Care Webinar (from Nov 2015)

"Trauma-Informed Care: An approach to improve engagement of women living with HIV"

Recording available here:

http://aetc.adobeconnect.com/p2ewkaic9x6/

 

 

Featuring:

 

  • Debra D'Alessandro, MPH with the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Midlatlantic AETC
  • Edward Machtinger, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women's HIV Program at UCSF School of Medicine
  • Margaret Lampe, RN, MPH with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

 

 

Brought to you by the Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMCT) Stakeholders Group at the FXB Center and the FIMR/HIV National Resource Center at CityMatCH.

Conference Poster PDFs Available for Citation

PDF versions of the FIMR/HIV National Resource Center's poster presentations for the 2014 ACTHIV conference and 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference are now available under "My Project" > "Resources" > "Monitoring & Evaluation"  

To access these resources, simply enter your Username and Password at the top of the page.  

Continuing Education Available January 2016!

Our 2016 New Year’s Gift to You!

 

Announcing:  Free continuing education opportunity for participation in FIMR/HIV Case Review Team Meetings!

 

The FIMR/HIV National Resource Center is excited to announce that free continuing education through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be available January 2016 for those participating in the FIMR/HIV Case Review Team meetings.   We hope that this opportunity will help your FIMR/HIV initiatives continue to engage vital partners in the case review process.  

 

Continuing Education is available for the following CRT participants:

 

  • CME: 3.0
  • CNE: 3.0
  • CEU: 0.3
  • CPE: 0.3
  • CPH: 3.0

 

Additional information and next-steps will be sent electronically to each sites’ co-leads by January 5th.   Of course, if you have any questions now about this new opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Chávez Thompson (jessica.chavez@unmc.edu) & Regan Johnson (regan.johnson@unmc.edu).  

 

Until then, stay warm and well!

 

 Happy New Year,

 

Your FIMR/HIV National Partners:  the CDC, CityMatCH, ACOG/NFIMR, and PACPI

July 2015 Cross-Talk Call Available

The Philadelphia FIMR/HIV Site shared highlights from its case review and community action process.  The audio recording is available through the log-in portion of the website.  Simply enter your Username and Password at the top of the page.  

Once logged in, go to My Project > Meetings > Calls > "All Site Call: Philadelphia Highlight - July 2015" 

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