Join us on Thursday, August 5, 2-3:30 pm to strengthen linkages from the Emergency Department (ED) to PrEP and HIV care, including people who actively use substances.
Please click here to register!
This East Bay linkage and prevention network meeting will focus on determining how we can improve linkages for people diagnosed with HIV, re-engaging in care or starting PrEP or PEP in the 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.
Please download the workshop agenda here. Download the intro and case slides handout here.
During this workshop, we will:
- Discuss the unique challenges with linking people to services from the Emergency Department (ED).
- ED linkage rates are 58% compared to 97% at the community health centers.
- 86% of the people not linked from the Highland ED have active substance use.
- Share cases, best practices and insights on supporting ED linkages and people using substances.
- Determine how we can strengthen ED linkages, especially among people using substances.
Our workshop plan includes:
- 2 pm: Introductions, healing practice, follow-up on the April workshop on improving the EBGTZ online directory.
- 2:15 pm: ED linkages: background, challenges and cases presented by the Highland ED and HIV teams.
- 2:30 pm: Learning about best practices for supporting people with active substance use, especially methamphetamine use: presented by the Bridge Clinic team.
- 2:45 pm: Small group discussion of cases, best practices and insights on ED linkages and for people using substances.
Please click here to register. Please email Jessica.Price@ucsf.edu if you have questions or difficulties registering.