Practice Transformation

“Practice Transformation (PT) is a process of change in the organization and delivery of primary care to advance quality improvement, patient-centered care, and characteristics of high performing primary care. The SE AETC’s PT program partners with selected clinics across the Southeast U.S. to improve patient outcomes along the HIV care continuum by integrating principles of the patient-centered medical home model and implementing HIV care and behavioral health services.

The Practice Transformation process involves goal-setting, workforce training, culture change, quality improvement and outcomes measurement, and adapting organizational tools and processes to support advances in models of team-based care.

The Practice Transformation Expansion (PTE) program adds additional elements to the PT program by partnering with primary care clinics located in the 220 counties identified by the CDC for being at risk for an HIV/HCV outbreak due to injection drug use. These clinics receive additional training on identifying and addressing substance misuse in patients and providing medical care for HIV/HCV coinfection.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham is our Practice Transformation Lead Partner. Greer Burkholder, MD, along with her team, brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience to the SE AETC.

Our current PT sites are:

  • Comprehensive Health Center, also known as Unconditional Love, in Melbourne, Florida
  • Project Response in Melbourne, Florida