The HIV/AIDS RD’s Role in a PCMH and the Community
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4000, 4010, 4020, 5000, 5250; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 12.1.1, 12.2.1, 12.3.2
This continuing education course explores the role of the HIV/AIDS RD within a patient-centered medical home and discusses the health and wellness programs these RDs can initiate both in the home and the community.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify how food insecurity impacts the health and well-being of HIV-positive patients and the common barriers that prevent HIV patients from seeking medical care.
- Define a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and its role in treating the HIV-positive patient population.
- Analyze the RD’s role in relation to the PCMH and the importance of blending community resources with medical services, as needed.
- Advocate for access to and replication of community-based programs geared toward improving food access, improved dietary intake, nutrition education, and physical activity for low-income HIV patients.
Ilaria St Florian, MS, RD is a clinical nutritionist at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and Amy R. Weinberg, DNP, MS, FNP, AAHIVS is an HIV specialist and the director of HIV outpatient services at Stamford Hospital.
The authors have no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. They have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR