Short Study About HIV Prevention in Rhode Island

Researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital are studying the current climate surrounding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in primary care settings in Rhode Island. We hope that insights gained from this study can inform future public health approaches across the state.

To participate, we are asking people to complete a one-time online survey that will ask you questions related to your HIV prevention practices, as well as your awareness, attitudes, and perceived barriers about PrEP. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You are eligible to participate if you are a medical provider who is able to prescribe medications.

Access the secure, anonymous survey

Your help is appreciated!

OHIC’s Primary Care Capitation Planning Materials

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) has provided the following materials on the Primary Care APM Model. If any members of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians are interested in arranging a meeting to discuss further, they may contact Cory King or Libby Bunzli.

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
April 5, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
May 4, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
June 14, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Consensus Model
August 9, 2017

OHIC Primary Care APM Pilot
Implementation Checklist
June 8, 2018

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) Brings Clinical Trials to Community-Based Physicians

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) can provide exclusive access to clinical trials that have previously been dominated by major hospitals, institutions and groups. Their mission is to bring these clinical trials to community-based physicians, allowing them to provide patients with cutting edge research and simultaneously providing significant revenue to their practice.

For more information, download this brochure or visit their website at www.conductclinicaltrials.com.

A to ZZZs: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in College Students

The Brown Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is jointly sponsoring a Sleep and Sleep Disorders in College Students conference in Providence, October 12-13, 2018. This conference is designed to provide college health professionals with the tools and skills needed to identify and manage sleep problems in the campus setting. Prevention strategies, including sleep education and sleep-friendly health policies will also be discussed. Interactive workshops in managing a range of sleep issues in specific populations will also be presented.

Please refer to the conference brochure for details and the complete agenda.

Register Online

Conference Location
The Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903
401.598.8000 | www.omnihotels.com/hotels/providence

Registration Fees
$195.00 Physicians
$175.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
Waived for Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Profession Students

Jointly Provided By
Brown Alpert Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

Become a Part of the Team at Wood River Health Services

Wood River Health Services

Would you like to practice your profession in a serious, yet relaxed, atmosphere, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and information technology and the latest best practices in patient-centered medical care? Would you like to concentrate on work and leave the minutiae of running the business to others? Would you like to work with physicians and staff that are dedicated to taking care of people rather than rushing through billable procedures?

Would you like to do all of this in the rural countryside of South County, Rhode Island?

Wood River Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is seeking a dedicated family medicine physician to join our team. Our offices are staffed with experienced clinical support and board certified physicians and nurse practitioners. Our knowledgeable and professional management staff affords you the luxury of focusing on patient care and treatment planning.

We have recently completed a facility-wide conversion to Electronic Health Records. Wood River Health Services is recognized by NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). We provide team-based care consistent with the principles and standards of a PCMH. Services provided at Wood River Health Services include family, internal and pediatric care, full-service dentistry, social services, WIC, nutritional counseling and support, women’s health programs, chronic care management, behavioral healthcare, and accredited labs, x-ray and mammography.

As part of our team you will have the opportunity to qualify for National and State Loan Repayment Programs. We also offer a generous benefit package that includes 5 weeks annual Paid Time Off, access to health/dental and vision insurance, a 403b Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, a 457 plan, AFLAC, a $50,000 Life Insurance policy, long-term disability insurance and allowance of time and dollars to satisfy your CME requirements. We provide malpractice insurance through the FTCA and cover costs for licensing, board certification fees and DEA registrations.

Wood River Health Services is conveniently located less than a mile off Route 95 in the farming community of Hope Valley, RI, with only a 5-minute drive to Connecticut, 30-minute drive to Providence and 45 minutes to Massachusetts. South County Beaches, the University of Rhode Island, the hiking trails of Arcadia and Connecticut’s Pachaug State Forests, 57 miles of rivers of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed accessible by canoe or kayak, Amtrak to New York City and commuter rail to Boston are all located within easy reach.

If you are interested in becoming part of our professional team, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@wrhsri.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Wood River Health Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in our employment practices based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. We are actively seeking a diverse array of candidates.

Speak Out on the Future of Continuing Certification

The Vision Initiative — a collaborative effort created by the American Board of Medical Specialties — is conducting an important survey and needs your input to re-envision the future of continuing board certification and physician assessment.

Please take the survey on or before the May 11 response deadline.

The better data the Vision Initiative gathers, the clearer the answers will be regarding how the board certification process should evolve to truly serve the needs of physicians and their patients.

Help construct the future of continuing board certification today. Take the survey.

The RI Immunization Program

The immunization program from RI has been granted access to Puerto Rico immunization registry to assist with displaced families and children entering school. Please contact Kathy Marceau at 401‑222‑4624 for more information if needed.

Clínica Esperanza Is in Need of Volunteer Providers

Clínica Esperanza (Hope Clinic) is in need of volunteer providers!

Clínica Esperanza, a free volunteer-run clinic for the uninsured, is looking for physicians to volunteer to provide medical care. We welcome physicians of any specialty, but have a particular need for providers in primary care and psychiatry. We would ask volunteer providers to commit to volunteering one shift per month (4 hours/month), however this is flexible and there are many other ways to get involved, including at health fairs and other events. Beyond providing medical care, physicians will also have an opportunity to mentor and teach Brown medical students who volunteer at the clinic.

The clinic is located at 60 Valley Street in Providence.

Hours available:
Monday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Precept for medical students 5-8 p.m.)
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Particular need for Thursday’s 5-8 p.m.)
Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Email vcoordinator@aplacetobehealthy.org for more information/to get involved!
Clínica Esperanza’s website: www.aplacetobehealthy.org/

The 4th Annual RI Trans* Health Conference

Saturday April 28th, 2018
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Registration

The 2018 RI Trans* Health Conference is sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island College School of Social Work & School of Nursing, and TGI Network of Rhode Island. Our goals are twofold, to increase the number of health professionals across the care continuum who feel comfortable and confident providing quality care for trans* patients, as well as to increase trans* community members’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and advocacy skills through educational sessions and connection to community resources. This all day, 8-hour conference, includes three tracks: medical, behavioral health and community with some shared programming. CME and CE credits will be offered for all health and behavioral health professionals that attend.

Download the brochure.

26th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

26th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

March 23-24, 2018
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

The ​two-day ​meeting ​of ​the ​Rhode ​Island ​Chapter ​of ​the ​American ​Academy ​of ​Family ​Physicians ​is ​designed ​to ​provide ​an ​interesting, ​up-to-date ​educational ​experience, ​highlighted ​by ​the ​gathering ​of ​the ​regional ​membership. ​ ​

RIAFP ​Primary ​Care ​Conference ​is ​more ​than ​just ​an ​educational ​experience, ​it ​is ​a ​chance ​to ​meet ​and ​enjoy ​friends ​and ​colleagues ​in ​a ​fun ​and ​relaxed ​atmosphere. ​ ​Please ​join ​us ​and ​make ​the ​26th ​Annual ​Primary ​Care ​Conference ​a ​great ​success.

Download the brochure.