Join us on Thursday, August 5, 2-3:30 pm to strengthen linkages to PrEP and HIV care from the Highland Emergency Department (ED) and support people linking to care while actively using substances.
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This East Bay linkage and prevention network meeting will focus on reviewing ED linkage cases and determining how we can improve linkages for people diagnosed with HIV, re-engaging in care or starting PrEP or PEP in the Highland ED, including people with active substance use.
This important discussion around improving ED linkages is a priority in our 5-year East Bay Ending the HIV Epidemic strategic plan. We want all East Bay HIV organizations to be represented, and everyone (front-line workers, managers, community members) is welcome to join.
During this workshop, we will:
- Discuss the unique challenges encountered with linking people to services from the Emergency Department (ED), including the fact that linkage rates are almost half as high from the ED compared to at the community health centers. 86% of the people not linked from the Highland ED have documented active substance use.
- Share cases, best practices and insights from our collective experiences supporting ED linkages and people using substances during the linkage process.
- Determine how we can strengthen ED linkages, especially among people using substances.
Our workshop plan includes:
- Introductions, healing practice, follow-up on the April workshop on improving the EBGTZ online directory.
- ED linkages: background, challenges and cases presented by the Highland ED and HIV teams.
- Small group discussion of cases, best practices and insights on ED linkages and for people using substances.
- Learning about best practices for supporting people with active substance use: presented by the Bridge Clinic team.
Please click here to register. Please email Jessica.Price@ucsf.edu if you have questions or difficulties registering.