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  • Maryland Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration PCSI in Action: Maryland’s Integration of HIV & STI Partner Services National HIV Prevention Conference Atlanta, GA August 24, 2009 Marcia Pearl, MA Partner Services Program Chief, Center for HIV Prevention Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services
  • Common Barriers to PCSI • Organizational structures • Funding limitations • Traditional resource allocations • Varying levels of commitment • Lack of role-clarity among agencies August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • History and Progress of Maryland Partner Services 2003  The management of HIV PCRS transferred to the AIDS Administration from the Community Health Administration 2006  New leadership within the AIDS Administration, State STI Division, and Baltimore City Health Department  State STI Division Chief became a member of the Maryland HIV Prevention Community Planning Group  Began joint quarterly collaboration meetings 2007  Filled STI Field Operations Manager position  New HIV Partner Services Coordinator August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • The Challenge To create a seamless Partner Services delivery system with what we had: – separately funded agencies / divisions – separate performance measures / indicators – separate / limited supervision in the field August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • The Plan Functional Integration: – Deliberate cross-agency recognition that we needed to do more, despite our structural barriers – Acknowledgement of a shared goal – Commitment from agency leadership August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Maryland Partner Services Program Strategies • Provision of joint leadership • Resource alignment • Statewide workforce development • Data utilization improvement • Strengthen partnerships August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • What is the PSMT? A ‘blended’ HIV/STD Partner Services Program administered through shared leadership, with a clear vision and supported mission, which uses evidence-based action planning to accomplish achievable goals. – Policies & Guidance – Performance Improvement Plans – Training/Development . August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Inter-Agency Partner Services Management Team Center for HIV Prevention Center for STI, TB & Immigrant Health Partner Services Program Chief Field Operations Manager Marcia Pearl Vicki Stovall STATLab Coordinator Partner Services Partner Services & Partner Services Technical Advisor Technical Advisor Technical Advisor Anne Wiseman Anthony Bethea Charlie Chamberlain August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • TAs Role at the Local Level • Supporting local program managers • Cross training DIS to conduct syphilis and HIV Partner Services (PS) • Implementing a team approach PS investigations and case management • Implementing PSMT Guidance to LHDs August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Regional DIS Chalk Talks More than just case presentations… • Hepatitis A & B Vaccine presentation • Region III HIV/STD Training Center updates / announcements • Syphilis visual case analysis refresher August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Quarterly STI Coordinator Update Calls • Epidemiology update / trends • PSMT updates / announcements • Medical consults • HIV testing / reporting reminders • Training announcements / updates • STD*MIS / data system Q&A August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Successes of the PSMT • Joint communication / guidance to LHD staff – DIS Prioritization and PSMT Guidance documents • Increased data sharing and data utilization, including joint program monitoring • Increased Partner Services funding, including implementation of jointly funded DIS positions • Joint hosting of CDC trainings for DIS/FLS and regional Chalk Talks August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Administration Merger July 23, 2009 The Maryland DHMH AIDS Administration and Community Health Administration were integrated, to form the new Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Next Steps Reorganization and coordination of… • streamlined data sharing with HIV surveillance • HIV, STI, TB, and Hep testing efforts • Formal training / curricula content to increase cross-training of staff and vendors August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services
  • Contact Information Marcia Pearl, MA Partner Services Program Chief Center for HIV Prevention mpearl@dhmh.state.md.us Office of Infectious Disease Prevention & Care Services Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Administration Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Web-site: http://eh.dhmh.md.gov/ideah/default.aspx August 24, 2009 Maryland IDEHA, Office of Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services