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Topic: Patient Education

Ideally, patients are co-equal partners in their care. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps patients take on this responsibility by educating patients about the complexities of HIV/AIDS care and by training the clinic team to work with their patients in a collaborative manner.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    April 2015

    This webinar presents case studies that illustrate clinical challenges in caring for patients eligible for PrEP and discusses controversies regarding PrEP management.

  • National Quality Center and Baltimore City Health Department (Part A Program)
    July 2014

    This is a comprehensive set of HIV self-management videos, featuring testimonials, conversations, narrative, and animation to provide key messages about HIV and emphasize health literacy concepts.

  • AETC National Resource Center
    January 2014

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials from the HRSA AETC network.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    May 2013

    This Webinar was the last of a three-part series synthesizing some of the successful practices in engaging hard-to-reach populations from SPNS population-specific initiatives.

  • Rutgers Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center
    February 2008

    Multimedia training for healthcare providers to prepare them to support the involvement of consumers in research.

Tools and Job Aids

  • TARGET Center
    December 2014

    Affordable Care Act enrollment resources specific to consumers living with HIV/AIDS.

  • ACE TA Center
    July 2014

    This resource guide is for anyone helping Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients apply for health insurance, particularly RWHAP staff who are helping clients through the entire enrollment process. It lists the enrollment steps and has links to resources, tips, and tools to help enrollment assisters with each step.

  • Philadelphia Office of HIV Planning
    May 2014

    This is a brief assessment tool for counselors and testing staff to use with persons newly-diagnosed with HIV to assess their linkages to care in terms of health coverage, finances, housing, and social supports.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    May 2014

    Form for staff and clients to use in determining if they experienced a qualifying life event that would enable them to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage after the March 31, 2014 end date for the 2014 open enrollment season.

  • West County Health Centers
    March 2013

    Form for clients explaining the maximum annual amount of costs patients will incur (annual payment cap) for services they receive from Ryan White providers.  Once this payment cap is reached in a given year, Ryan White providers will not charge any more for the rest of the year.

  • Oregon Health Authority
    October 2012

    Series of care plan forms to assess clients in terms of intake, assessment, and care. Forms include: intake, eligibility determination, residency verification, screening for care and psychological services, client rights and responsibilities, nursing assessment, and a care plan.

  • Iowa Department of Public Health
    September 2011

    Tool for clients to use in recording weekly goals as part of their overall care plan to outline goals and objectives for HIV/AIDS care.

  • Iowa Department of Public Health
    September 2011

    Care plan agreement form between a client and case manager on the goals and objectives of care (Who, What, Where, How, When, How Often, Progress/Outcome/Date).

  • Face to Face
    January 2010

    Code of Conduct policy for clients to reinforce value and importance of respectful behavior toward staff and other clients.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    August 2009

    Building Blocks is a training compendium for agencies seeking to develop programs that utilize peers to help engage and retain other people living with HIV/AIDS in care.  Training materials are for agencies with companion materials to train peers.

  • Matthew 25
    January 2009

    Brief list of client responsibilities used by a Ryan White clinic in explaining what is expected of them, such as active engagement in the care plan, sharing of information with staff, and appropriate conduct.

  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
    January 2009

    Form used to explain client rights and responsibilities. Developed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

  • Matthew 25
    January 2009

    One page agreement for clients outlining their rights and responsibilities as clients of a clinic. Document discusses confidentiality, honest and open communication, managing health responsibly, and keeping the clinic informed about financial and lifestyle changes.

  • Truman Medical Center
    January 2009

    Series of one-page surveys to assess client understanding of each of the following: medications, health maintenance, HIV and transmission, lab tests/health problems, information.

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2004

    One-pager poses question to client, "How Ready are You for the Challenge of Taking Your HIV Medications Everyday" followed by scale for patient to mark where they self-assess their readiness.

Reports and Best Practices