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Tuesday, November 27 • 10:15am - 11:45am
A-18 - Early Intervention Services Guidance: Two Unique Models, Two Success Stories (CE)

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Early Intervention Services (EIS) has demonstrated its effectiveness within the Indianapolis area. This workshop will highlight two uniquely successful programs that utilize this resource to identify new patients with HIV and link them to care. In a side-by-side presentation, Step-Up, a local CBO, will discuss a multi-venue HIV testing program targeting a high-risk population which has led to over a 2% HIV positive testing rate. Information will be presented on new ways to approach old venues as well as strategies for marketing to even more people. While Wishard Hospital will discuss the development of EIS programming in an Emergency Department setting, its protocol and explore contributing factors to their 87% consent rate. Through their universal screening program, they reach over 4,000 emergency department patients per year. The presentation will demonstrate how entirely different approaches to EIS can be successful.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn two unique programming styles for implementing EIS.
  • Participant will explore resources that contribute to successful programming and barriers to anticipate.
  • Participants will learn how GPS technology is used to find individuals at high risk for HIV and other STDs. Participants will learn about practical, in the field experience from using this method as well as stumbling blocks and successes.


Nancy Miles

Wishard Hospital
Nancy Miles is the Program Manager of the Emergency Department HIV Program for Wishard Hospital, a major urban hospital with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County, Indiana. Nancy manages EIS, Outreach, and Psychosocial services within the program. Nancy is... Read More →

Ryan Nix

Step-Up, Inc.
Ryan Nix serves as the Prevention Coordinator and has an extensive background in HIV prevention and outreach. Ryan directly implemented several prevention and outreach programs including CRCS, venue-based testing programs, care coordination, and multiple DEBI interventions. Mr. Nix... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 10:15am - 11:45am EST

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