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Building and Sustaining the HIV Workforce: Rhode Island’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Goes to College

Event Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT

Event Type: Webinar / Teleconference

IHAP TA Center

The US faces workforce capacity challenges to effectiely treat people living with HIV (PLWH). The demand for HIV and primary health care services continues to increase as PLWH are living longer. Workforce demands are exacerbated by the many experienced health professionals retiring from practice while young providers choose medical fields outside of HIV and primary health care.

The Intent of the human resources inventory section of the Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans is to help jurisdictions with identifying their workforce capacity available to meet the HIV prevention, care, and treatment needs of its population as well as identify where there are resource gaps. During this webinar, hosted by the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC), presenters from the Rhode Island Centers for Excellence Integrating HIV Care, Support, and Treatment (CoExist) project will present how they are working to build and sustain their HIV workforce. They will highlight their work with public institutions of higher educaiton, particularly Rhode Island College. Presenters will describe the process with emphasis on HIV workforce development, and creation of multidisciplinary, intensive care management teams.

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