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MS PREP Institute



Designed for CBOs and Healthcare Organizations that wish to enhance their knowledge of PrEP and PEP implementation strategies, community engagement, and partnership and collaboration related to PrEP efforts.


  • April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm*
  • April 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

VENUE: Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Jackson, MS

* Registration begins at 12:30 pm on day one

The Mississippi Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Institute will be led by the CDC supported Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network (CPN), in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health, and the Mississippi AIDS Education Training Center. This institute will be an interactive learning opportunity designed to engage Mississippi community-based organizations, the state health department, and healthcare staff (including clinicians) in increasing PrEP education, navigation, community partnerships, and PrEP uptake and implementation for communities most impacted by HIV.


Over the course of two days, participants will be encouraged to explore and connect with colleagues through workshop presentations and hands on activities.


Institute Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basics of PEP and PrEP, including efficacy, eligibility, and guidelines for prescribing and management and resources to assist covering PrEP-related costs.
  • Provide clear and comprehensive PrEP/PEP education and counseling that will best meet the needs of clients, with an understanding of the barriers and facilitators to accessing PrEP.
  • Identify at least two effective strategies for the engagement of community stakeholders around PrEP implementation.
  • Identify characteristics of a leader that will enhance capacity and knowledge to become a PrEP champion.
    Describe up to 3 strategies for partnership development and collaboration related to PrEP efforts.
  • Identify at least two effective strategies to communicate and coordinate PrEP referrals that support seamless handoff and engagement in care.
  • Identify local and national resources available to support PrEP services, including paying for PrEP.
  • Apply current HIV surveillance data and PrEP landscape in Mississippi to individual programs.
  • Identify a model and key components of PrEP integration into existing service models that fit well within the missions and workflow of community-based, clinical, and/or, health department organizations.

Accreditation Statements

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


This course offers up to 8.0 nursing contact hours


Certified Health Education Specialists &/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists
Sponsored by UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This live event is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


NOTE: If you are a community health organization interested in CBA Provider supported travel please contact PCDC aellis@pcdc.org.

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