• Our current needs assessment surveying was completed and results were submitted to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), our Part B Grantee on March 1, 2012. Please see Part B below.
• We are currently collaborating with our contracted case management service and AIDS Service Organization to develop a joint Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) for both agencies. Case managers have each suggested five qualified candidates. A draft invitation letter is currently in development. A tentative date has been set for 5/10/10 prior to our local HIV consortia meeting; consumers will be encouraged to attend. The partners in care collaborative will be presented.
• At our last consortia meeting I discussed the in+care campaign with the group and representatives from our local health department (DHEC). Those lost to care can be referred back over to DHEC. They have resources available to physically track down patients and get them back into care. Logistics of tracking DHEC referrals was discussed. A list of DHEC referrals from 2010 to present day was composed. MUSC was unable to contact two new referrals, two others had moved, two patients had been contacted and scheduled appointments and one had possibly been deported.
• A collaborative meeting with the division of OB/GYN to discuss a potential quality project for our HIV clinic and increasing annual pap smears. We already have a collaborative agreement in which an OB/GYN/Infectious Disease physician performs pap smears once a week in our HIV clinic. The group agreed to initially address barriers to reporting such as individuals who may have had a hysterectomy and attaining outside lab results. We have begun to track no shows in our Monday morning Pap clinic, patients will be notified to reschedule.