Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)'s High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) Technical Assistance in Clinical Settings for Northeast Region of US
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is a nonprofit organization and national Community Development Financial Institution. Our mission is to catalyze excellence in primary care – a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities – through strategic capital investment, transformative capacity building and performance improvement services, and policy initiatives to achieve health equity. PCDC has worked with more than 2,000 primary care practices in nearly 40 U.S. states and territories to improve delivery of care.
Through our High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) in Health Care Program (HIP Program), PCDC proposes to provide TA on clinical HIV testing and prevention for people with HIV (PWH) in the NE region – Component 2 – Regional Technical Assistance (TA), Track A. This work will build upon PCDC’s more than 25 years of experience supporting transformation of health care organizations and providers who serve the most vulnerable patients and communities – including five years of focused work to advance the integration of HIP in clinical settings.
PCDC is committed to achieving these short-term and intermediate outcomes, as identified by CDC:
• Short-term: Strengthen/increase capacity of CDC-funded programs to implement clinical HIV testing; and strengthen/increase capacity of CDC-funded programs to implement services to prevent new HIV infections and reduce transmission of HIV.
• Intermediate-term: Improve delivery of clinical HIV testing services; increase identification of newly and previously diagnosed HIV infections; improve delivery of HIV prevention services to PWH; improve linkage to and retention in HIV medical care for PWH; and improve linkage to essential supportive services for PWH.
Our TA approach will be built on PCDC’s deep understanding of clinical organization operations and performance, models for integrating HIV prevention and other chronic disease management into the clinical care setting, and HIV-related health disparities and health equity. As is our standard practice and approach, PCDC will establish and maintain long-term, consultative relationships with organizations to effectively plan, integrate, implement, and sustain HIV prevention programs and to increase the HIV prevention knowledge, skills, and competencies of interdisciplinary care teams.
As a CDC-funded CBA provider over the past five years, PCDC has demonstrated a solid understanding of the value of capacity building to supporting the effort of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce, organizations, and infrastructure – particularly health care organizations and their clinical teams. PCDC continues to support and contribute to the national HIV prevention goals as articulated in the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Strategic Plan, 2017-2020: preventing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for people with HIV, reducing HIV-related health disparities and inequities, and continually improving effectiveness and efficiency of operations.