This module discusses how to promote equity, improve access, and increase retention in care among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in healthcare. The faculty dispel barriers and myths relating to PrEP use in BIPOC communities to encourage patients’ use of PrEP while emphasizing the importance of a strong patient-provider relationship. Additionally, the faculty provide innovative healthcare delivery methods and initiatives to improve patients’ knowledge of PrEP and to increase PrEP uptake. 

Start Date: 7/28/2023

Expiration Date: 7/28/2024

UAN #: JA4008162-9999-23-285-L02-P

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 increasing PrEP utilization in BIPOC communities.
  • Identify barriers and dispel myths that impede the engagement and retention of PrEP use in BIPOC communities.
  • Describe how cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and other factors can strengthen the patient-provider relationship.
  • Briefly summarize PrEP formulations, effectiveness, adherence, and appropriate indications for PrEP use for BIPOC patients.
  • Describe innovative healthcare delivery methods to improve access to PrEP for BIPOC communities.
  • Review and explain initiatives and unique strategies to increase PrEP uptake and retention in care among BIPOC patients.

Faculty Dr. Immirne M. Ouwinga, MD and Dr. Tyris Ford, DNP

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:

The faculty presenters have nothing to disclose.

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 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 contact hour.

Continuing Pharmacy Education Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 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 Clinical 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.

Disclaimer 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.