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HAB Information E-mail Volume 14, Issue 2, January 27, 2011

HRSA/HAB News

  • Presentations from the 2010 Ryan White Grantee Meeting
  • Spring Schedule for Communities Learning Together Fiscal Trainings
  • RSR Webcasts on 2009 Data Quality: February 2
  • Funds for Health Center Planning Grants

Other News

  • 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference: Abstract Reviewers Wanted
  • Updated DHHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines
  • CDC Releases 2011 Health Disparities and Inequalities Report
  • HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program: February 15 Application Deadline

HRSA/HAB News

Presentations from the 2010 Ryan White Grantee Meeting
Workshop presentations from the 2010 Ryan White Grantee Meetings, which took place last August, are now available on the TARGET Center Web site.  Over 100 PowerPoint presentations reflecting the various conference tracks are posted.  The author and level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are also listed.
View the presentations. Exit Disclaimer

Spring Schedule for Communities Learning Together Fiscal Trainings
HealthHIV, with support from HRSA/HAB, provides fiscal management training and technical assistance (TA) in fiscal management for Ryan White-funded grantees and sub-grantees through the Communities Learning Together (CLT): Advancing HIV Care and Support through Effective Fiscal Management project.  CLT content is developed specifically for non-fiscal managers and non-fiscal leaders including Executive Directors, Finance Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and other organizational leaders with significant fiscal oversight.  The training consists of two sessions.  The two group-level trainings and individualized TA clinics present an opportunity for participating organizations to meet with experts to have a tailored discussion that will address identified fiscal management challenges.

The following training sessions are scheduled for spring 2011.

  1. CLT 1 March 23-24, CLT 2 May 4-5, Newark, NJ
  2. CLT 1 April 7-8, CLT 2 June 2-3, Charlotte, NC
  3. CLT 1 March 31-April 1, CLT 2 May 12-13, Texas

Space is limited.  For questions contact Sharon Walker.
For more information and to register visit the HealthHIV web site. Exit Disclaimer

RSR Webcasts on 2009 Data Quality: February 1
This Webcast, 2009 Data, Looking Forward, will take place February 1, 1:00 pm ET.  Don’t miss this review of 2009 data quality.  Participants will learn to read signals from data that can help improve reports for 2010 and beyond.  Please note, this will focus on client totals and the clinical client level data.

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Learn more about Ryan White data reporting and access RSR TA and RDR TA. Exit Disclaimer

Funds for Health Center Planning Grants 
HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has released Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-11-021: Health Center Planning Grants.  Health Center Planning Grants (HCPGs) are intended to be a useful aid in the development of viable proposals to establish new health centers (i.e., Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Public Housing Primary Care Programs that will meet Federal requirements for need, services, management, and governance under the Health Center Program).  HRSA is offering HCPGs to expand the current safety net on a national basis by targeting planning and developmental efforts in areas not currently served by a funded health center and/or in areas of unmet need.  Organizations eligible to compete include public or nonprofit entities, such as tribal, faith-based and community-based organizations.

The application for completing the Health Center Planning Grant application process is divided into two phases: Phase 1 is due March 18 and Phase 2 is due April 8.

A technical assistance conference call took place earlier this week.  For replays through April 8 call 866/455-0586 (replay passcode: 12011).

For more information on the Health Center Planning Grants.

Other News

2011 National HIV Prevention Conference: Abstract Reviewers Wanted 
The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference needs abstract reviewers.  Reviewers should be available to review abstracts during the time period of February 14 through March 4.  Each reviewer will be assigned 15-20 abstracts for review and it is estimated that it will take about 10 minutes to review each abstract, less than 4 hours of review time.

Applications are due by February 4.  Potential reviewers are asked to complete a reviewer form. 

For more information on serving as a reviewer contact Mari Brown.

For more information on the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference. Exit Disclaimer

Updated DHHS Adult and Adolescent Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines 
Updated DHHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents have been released.  Changes to the previous version are identified in the Preface and highlighted in yellow throughout the text of the document.  New Tables have been added.
See the updated Guidelines.

CDC Releases 2011 Health Disparities and Inequalities Report
The report highlights health disparities by sex, race and ethnicity, income, education, disability status, and other social characteristics.  The report addresses disparities at the national level in health care access, exposure to environmental hazards, mortality, morbidity, behavioral risk factors, disability status, and social determinants of health.  HIV infection is included as one of the 22 topics assessed.
View the report (PDF – 3 MB).

HIVMA Minority Clinical Fellowship Program: February 15 Application Deadline
The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) created the Minority Clinical Fellowship Program to increase the number of African American and Latino physicians with the expertise to provide clinical care to patients with HIV in the communities most affected by HIV disease.  Two 1-year fellowships are awarded annually with one going to an African American physician and one to a Latino physician interested in pursuing careers in HIV medicine in the U.S.  During the year, fellows manage the ongoing care of patients with HIV disease under the supervision of an HIVMA mentor.  The award includes a $60,000 stipend plus funding to support benefits for 1 year.

Applications are being accepted for the 2011 to 2012 fellowship year, which will start on July 1, 2011.  Eligible candidates are African-American or Latino physicians who are within the first 5 years of their medical practice and have a demonstrated interest in HIV medicine.  Individuals who have completed or have been recently accepted to an infectious diseases training program are not eligible for the program.

The deadline to apply for the two fellowships that begin in July 2011 is February 15, 2011.

For more information, contact Julio Fonseca or visit the HIVMA Web site. Exit Disclaimer

In addition to the resources listed above, don’t forget to check out these other HAB resources, which are updated regularly.

HAB Web site

TARGET Center, Exit Disclaimer Central Source for Ryan White TA

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