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Clinic of Month: South Dakota Urban Indian Health Clinic Recognized by AETC

Clinic of Month: South Dakota Urban Indian Health Clinic Recognized by AETC

Friday, October 26, 2012

TARGET Center and AETC NCHCMC

Description

A clinic serving American Indians in urban areas of South Dakota has been recognized as a October's "clinic of the month" for their work in integrating HIV care into primary care. South Dakota Urban Indian Health Clinic, Inc. operates out of Pierre and has three health centers, with other sites in Sioous Falls and Aberdeen.

The clinic underwent an organizational and staff assessment to identify HIV clinical training and capacity building needs.  This set the context for the care team to engage in web-based learning, teleconferences, self studies, case studies, reading and online resources. As a result, the clinic has:

  • Fully integrated HIV testing into their clinical workflows.
  • Updated their data collection tools.
  • Facilitated several ongoing HIV trainings in-house.
  • Started integrating behavioral health service in the rapid testing process.
  • Started to explore integration of hepatitis C rapid testing into their primary care services as well.

The HIV Primary Care Health Center of the Month designation comes from the HRSA-funded AIDS Education and Training Center National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities. Note: The Center is no longer active.

 

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