BRIDGE PrEPBuilding Bridges to Reach People who Inject Drugs with the Goal of Employing PrEP for HIV Prevention
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
This educational initiative is intended for addiction center clinical staff (MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs), counselors, social workers, case managers, peer educators, peer advocates, medical assistants, and non-clinical office staff.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of HIV epidemiology and at-risk behaviors among PWID
- Explain how to determine HIV risk and PrEP eligibility of individuals participating in SUD services
- Identify how to counsel PWID regarding HIV prevention, including PrEP options and comprehensive harm reduction
This innovative grassroots initiative aims to educate and motivate clinicians and other providers working in substance use disorder (SUD) centers in metropolitan and less-populated areas to increase their clients’ awareness of and access to HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Live meetings for small, community-based groups will offer medical and addiction-services specialists leading-edge methods to collaboratively reach people who inject drugs (PWIDs) and connect them to providers for HIV testing and PrEP services. Balancing clinical data with real-world experience and insights, these educational events will give participants the opportunity to interact directly with HIV prevention experts and will provide take-away print media and online resources to use and share in the practice setting. The program will provide practical information on how to link PWIDs to local PrEP providers to facilitate access to the care they need and deserve.
- The critical intersection of opioid use disorder and HIV risk
- HIV testing 101: Guidelines, tactics, and tips
- Introduction to HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Effective SUD-center–based PrEP screening-and-referral models
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.
Physician Credit Designation
PGlobal Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
National Association of Social Workers
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886551415-6162) for 1 continuing education contact hour(s).
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.
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