This institute is designed to strengthen the capacity of the HIV care and prevention workforce to optimally plan, implement, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention (HIP) and HIV care interventions and strategies under the new DC Department of Health’s business process within CBOs, community partners and healthcare organizations to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities across the Greater Washington regional area.


Effi Barry Training Institute provides trainings and technical assistance to support current and prospective HAHSTA grantees and community-based organizations in the Fee-for-Service business process; basic HIV service competencies; advanced skills in health care systems, data and health informatics; high-impact prevention programs, including biomedical; and emerging evidence-based or informed approaches through a series of group-level trainings, boot camps, community forums, and individual consultation.


The institute is expected to demonstrate measurable progress toward addressing the short-term outcomes listed below. These include:

1. Increased accessibility, availability and utilization of culturally and linguistically appropriate capacity building assistance including state-of-the-science information, training, and technical assistance including consultation, services, and facilitation of peer-to-peer mentoring for all service areas and supporting activities;

2. Improved capacity of the community providers and workforce to implement the new DOH business model, innovative approaches to HIP, HIV care/treatment, and supporting activities, including increases in their knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and intended use of capacity; and

3. Improved provision of quality service approaches that are available to consumers within the Washington DC regional area.


Since 2007, the Council of the District of Columbia and DOH HAHSTA have invested over $4,950,000 in District-based organizations through the Effi Barry HIV/AIDS Program/East of the River Project. To date the Effi Barry HIV Program has provided capacity building grants and group/individual-level capacity building assistance to over 100 organizations based in the District of Columbia. This effort has directly benefitted their ability to develop new innovative approach and/or expand a range of prevention-focused programs that promote testing, maintain treatment, PrEP, and eliminate stigma. 

Visit EffiBarryInstitute.org for more information.

Social Support: Showing Up for Your Person

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV

Release Date: April 14, 2022 

Expiration Date: April 15, 2023

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the importance of engaging in HIV care
    • Describe tangible forms of support they could provide to a friend or family member living with HIV
      • Describe intangible forms of support they could provide to a friend or family member living with HIV


      Heather Alt, BSN, RN, ACRN, CPH

      Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

      Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

      The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

      Employment with Whitman Walker Health.

      The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The HealthHIV planners and others have nothing to disclose.

      Joint Accreditation Statement

      Jointly Accredited Provider: Interprofessional Continuing EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

      Physician Continuing Medical Education

      The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Continuing Nursing Education

      The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

      Continuing Pharmacy Education

      Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

      Continuing Physician Assistant Education

      AAPA Category 1 CMEPostgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

      Continuing Social Work Education

      ACE: approved continuing educationAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Cultural continuing education credits.

      Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

      This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


      Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.