Gilead Sciences’ funding will support the development of a new model for physician education

WashingtonAnd the November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – file George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences It is developing an 18-month research-informed educational initiative called Two in One: HIV+ COVID Screening and Testing Form with support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

The Two in One Program will provide primary care practitioners with training so that they can routinely screen all patients for HIV, along with screening and administering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Clinicians will be provided with capacity building support and tools on how to appropriately communicate about HIV and COVID-19 to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LGBTQIA+ patients in a culturally responsive, non-judgmental manner.

“We have built this national training model to reflect and meet the nation’s healthy people 2030 goals that set standards for achieving health equity, eliminating health disparities, and achieving health literacy in United State,” He said Maranda Wardprincipal investigator of The Two in one model and Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University. “With this model, we aim to create a healthcare system that is more understanding and culturally responsive to patients disproportionately affected by HIV and COVID-19.”

The goal of two in one model It is changing the stigma associated with HIV and COVID vaccine testing and the discomfort patients and clinicians face in speaking openly about risks, protective factors, and barriers to ongoing care and support.

Guided by an advisory board of experts in the field, the program seeks to reach 10,000 primary care practitioners, including physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and orthopedic physicians who practice throughout the United States. Incoming medical practitioners are actively recruited by recruiting students and interns at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“HBCU has incredible acumen in understanding the comprehensive health needs of BIPOC communities George Washington University The Two in One Program provides a connection between the HBCU, health care providers, and students educated in predominantly white institutions to receive critical training on how to provide care rooted in cultural modesty for black and black people.” Omoru OmojiSenior Director, Advancing Health and Black Equity, Gilead Sciences.

The two-part training series will offer nine monthly live Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures as well as a toolkit and asynchronous training course based on CME modules. This series will culminate in a seminar focusing on translating the knowledge gained from the speaker series into action based on policy and practice. There will also be research directing this series and its advocacy messages.

For more information on this research-based model, visit the Two-in-One website at: twoinone.smhs.gwu.edu.

Source George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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