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Linkage and Engagement

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Continuing education credits will no longer be offered for this couse as of October 4, 2019.

Not a medical professional? No problem! You don’t need a medical background to get valuable information from these trainings.  

Financial Disclosures 

Leading this Training:

  • Lisa Hightow Weidman, MD, MPH: Gilead Sciences, honoraria; Janssen Therapeutics, honoraria
  • David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH: Nothing to disclose

Independent Reviewers:

  • Harry Gallis, MD: Nothing to disclose
  • Rachel Simmons, MD: DynaMed, BMJ Best Medicine: remuneration for editorial services; Lemuel Shattuck Hospital: honoraria
  • Sarah Sutton, MD: Nothing to disclose


  • Kathleen Matikonis, MA: Nothing to disclose
  • Omoro Omoighe, MPH: Nothing to disclose
  • Allison Webel, RN, PhD: Nothing to disclose
  • Andrea Weddle: Nothing to disclose


Young people manage their health in ways that are dramatically different from adults. Gather insight from Steven as he discovers how his new HIV diagnosis affects everyday life, and understand how his experience navigating healthcare systems impacts care engagement. Thoughtful dialogue will expand your cultural competencies for providing effective, holistic care for adolescent Black MSM patients. Strengthen your relationships with young patients through creative communication and responsive clinical strategies to improve engagement of adolescent Black MSM in care.  

Release Date

  • September 2016

CME Term of Approval

  • September 2019 - ANAC
  • September 2019 – IDSA/HIVMA

Target Audience

  • Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat MSM, bisexual, and transgender patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Develop or improve cultural competencies for working with young patients
  • Use relationship-building as a strategy for supporting engagement in care
  • Create environments, systems, and services to effectively engage young patients
  • Develop standard practices for engaging youth in ongoing care


MSM of color are receptive to chat discussions, individual outreach, educational services, and internet-based interventions.

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Leading this Training

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, completed her fellowship training in infectious diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is board-certified in internal medicine and earned her Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology. Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert on mHealth, social media, and utilization and evaluation of technology-based interventions that address the HIV care continuum for youth, particularly young Black MSM. She has spearheaded digital strategies to address uptake of and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention, as well as interventions to increase HIV diagnosis and linkage and retention in care for Black LGBT patients.

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine Physician, Cobb County Adult Detention Center

WellStar Health Services, Marietta, GA

David J. Malebranche, MD, MPH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician, researcher, and public health activist with expertise in HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and LGBT health. He has published over 50 articles in medical and public health journals and is known as a dynamic speaker worldwide. Most recently, he authored Standing on His Shoulders, a memoir about his father, and he can be seen on the Greater Than AIDS campaign's “Ask the HIV Doc” series on YouTube. Dr. Malebranche currently resides in Marietta, Georgia, and works in correctional health.

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