“Better HIV Services, Every Time” was an interactive event hosted by the Center for Human Services in collaboration with University Research Co., LLC.
The event aimed to share practical strategies for improving various aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support, and treatment with community leaders, policy leaders, public health experts, scientists, researchers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and other stakeholders.
Our technical experts led various “learning stations,” where participants heard short presentations on how quality improvement methods achieve better patient outcomes, participated in small-group discussions based on the presentations, and received supplemental materials, including tool kits and related publications, to aid in future implementation of improvement approaches in HIV/AIDS programming.
There was a reception at the beginning of the event
and a networking session at the end. No lectures. No panels.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Session Room 3 (on level three)Learning station topics:
Led by Dr. Luz Amparo Pinzon, Senior Content Associate2. How Can You Improve the Performance of Health Workers?
Led by Dr. Tana Wuliji, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Healthcare Workforce Development
& Ms. Lauren Crigler, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Workforce Development, Initiatives Inc.
3. Increasing Access to Care and
Treatment through Better Integration of HIV Counseling and Testing Services
Led by Dr. Nondumiso Makhunga-Ramfolo, Project Director
4. What is the Most Efficient HIV Program?
5. Community-based HIV Intervention Program for Hard-to-Reach Populations: Lessons Learned from Research
Led by Dr. Edward Broughton, Director of Research and Evaluation
Led by Dr. Nanmathi Manian, Senior Research Scientist6. Achieving Functional Integration of TB and HIV Services
7. Assuring All HIV-positive Mothers and their Exposed Infants Get All PMTCT Services
Led by Ms. Alisha Smith-Arthur, Associate Director
Led by Ms. Sara Riese, Technical Advisor8. NACS: Better Outcomes through Synergy and Sustainability
& Ms. Rhea Bright, Quality Improvement Specialist
Led by Ms. Ina Schonberg, Senior Food Security and Nutrition Advisor & Ms. Tonja Cullen Balogun, Associate Director for Finance and Administration9. Achieving Patient-centered Chronic HIV Care with Limited Resources
10. Child Protection Systems in Africa: A Family Approach
Led by Dr. Suzanne Gaudreault, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for HIV, TB, Malaria, and Other Infectious Diseases
11. Mobilizing Community Health Systems to Support HIV Care
Led by Dr. Diana Chamrad, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs
Led by Mr. Ram Shrestha, Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for Community Health and Nutrition
7:30 Reception (complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages)
7:50 Welcome by Barbara N. Turner, President
& Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Senior Vice President
8:00 Learning Station Visit Round 1 (topic of participant’s choice)
8:20 Learning Station Visit Round 2 (topic of participant's choice)
8:40 Learning Station Visit Round 3 (topic of participant's choice)
9:00 Closing Remarks
9:10 Mingle and Network