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Wednesday, November 28 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
E-26 - Integration of Specialty Services: Offering of HIV, HCV, and Buprenorphine Care at FQHCs (CE)

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Integration of specialty services such as HIV, Hepatitis C and opioid dependence treatment into one healthcare setting improves access, retention, and treatment of patients who suffer from multiple co-morbidities, particularly those patients who are living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV infection. Delivery of these services as part of primary care fulfills the goals of FQHCs and patient centered medical homes. In this session, we will discuss our model of integrated services at Community Health Center Inc., the largest FQHC network in Connecticut. We will discuss how our model evolved with the use of multi-disciplinary teams and telehealth. We will present the steps needed to replicate, in part or as a whole, this model of integrated HIV, HCV, and buprenoprhine treatment in a healthcare setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • After this session, participants will understand the benefits of offering integrated specialty services such as HIV, HCV, and opioid dependence treatment at FQHCs and how it impacts access, retention, and treatment of patients infected with, affected by,
  • After this session, participants will be able to describe our model of integrated specialty care at the Community Health Center Inc. and its use of multi-disciplinary teams and telehealth.
  • After this session, participants will be able to describe the steps required to adopt in their own settings the integration of any or all of the specialty services discussed.


Moderators
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Kathleen Harding - Wheeler

Director of HIV Services, Community Health Center, Inc

Speakers
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Marwan Haddad

Medical Director of HIV, HCV, & Buprenorphine Services
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Amanda Swan

APRN, AAHIVS, Project ECHO Faculty, CHC, Inc.


Wednesday November 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Thomas Paine

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