NCATEC is working with the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch-Division of Public Health on the Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project.

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For an overview of the CAPUS project, go to the CDC page here.

North Carolina will be working on five CAPUS project objectives:

  • Objective 1: Use of Surveillance Data and Data Systems to Improve Care & Prevention
  • Objective 2: HIV Testing, Linkage to, Retention in, & Re-Engagement with Care, Treatment & Prevention
  • Objective 3: Navigation Services
  • Objective 4: Address Social & Structural Factors Directly Affecting HIV Testing, Linkage to, Retention in, & Re-engagement with Care, Treatment, & Prevention
  • Objective 5: Strengthen Capacity of Community Based Partners

The NCATEC will be conducting two activities from Objective 2:

    • Cultural Competency Trainings
      • Cultural competency trainings will be conducted for providers to assure their knowledge, sensitivity, and comfort levels in working with minority and transgender populations. These trainings will educate and train providers on how to create environments that are comfortable for racial/ethnic minorities and sexual minority populations and assure providers’ cultural humility and sensitivity, in order to improve retention in care. NCATEC plans to conduct at least 4 trainings in this roll-out year.
    • Tele-Health Trainings
      • The Tele-health intervention is intended to increase the competency of low-volume clinics (those with fewer than 20% of patients who are HIV+) to provide specific clinical support and care for HIV disease in rural areas or areas without sufficient providers. Conducting these trainings through distance learning should be a key advantage for those who only have a small HIV+ patient population.
NCATEC offers flexible distance learning opportunities focused on clinicians who serve small numbers of HIV+ patients and want to stay up-to-date without having to devote a disproportionate amount of time and resources to training events.  Telehealth calls are scheduled at your convenience and can be conducted with a team or individuals; webinars on HIV-related topics happen regularly and are archived on our site.

If you are interested in discussing how your clinic might benefit from the phone- or web-based HIV trainings, please contact NCATEC program manager