Staff training is a vital component of your HIV testing program. Everyone involved, from the person who greets the client upon arrival to the support staff assisting throughout the testing process, will impact the HIV testing experience. Building a strong training program is a priority.
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- Routine HIV Testing at Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare (MATEC, 2013)
MATEC presents on the experience of a local behavioral health provider and its efforts to expand staff capacity for implementation of routine HIV testing.
- 10 Steps to a Quality HIV Testing Program (SEATEC)
Know what to consider before starting your HIV testing.
- Routine HIV Testing Observation (MATEC)
This form is an example of a checklist used to observe HIV testing. It asks the questions required by law in Illinois and should be used as a guide to develop your own evaluation tool.
- HIV Routine Testing Implementation Planning Tool (MATEC, 2010)
This planning tool is a helpful guide in the organization of your testing. Set goals and anticipate outcomes to prepare staff.
- Community Health Center (CDC, 2011)
CHC’s play an important role in HIV testing because patients are often a part of groups that may be at high risk of infection. “Health centers are in the best position to reach out in ways that other clinicians cannot, based on the populations we serve” William Booker, MD.
- Health Center Model (NACHC. 2009)
The approach used in this resource has been shown to help community health centers successfully implement screening for patients ages 13-64. It can also provide quality care not just for those who can afford it, but who are in critical need.
- HIV Testing Cost and Reimbursement (HRET, 2010)
Providers can get a package of tools to improve quality of care and maximize reimbursement.
- Getting Started Checklist (East Bay AETC, 2008)
This ‘HIV Integration Checklist’ will allow you to address all potential issues with implementing routine testing, although not all issues provided may apply to your organization.