A Leadership Growth Opportunity for Experienced HIV Clinicians

We invite experienced HIV Clinicians to apply to participate in this exciting virtual learning experience to form a community of practice, develop your leadership skills, and help you apply principles of creativity and innovation by designing and implementing “Action Learning Project” that will be designed as a 3-month project that addresses a specific gap in HIV care at their institutions.

Key Components

  • Form a community of practice among 5 committed learners from interprofessional HIV care teams
  • Pre-course work (reading materials and case studies focused on leadership, systems thinking, quality improvement, implementation science, and team-based care
  • 4 Live, one hour facilitated discussions to foster a community of practice where participants will discuss ideas for action learning projects, explore frameworks for project leadership, systems thinking and creativity and innovation; refine their projects; and provide project summaries
  • Each learner will develop, evaluate, and implement an Action Learning Project
  • Each learner will submit a poster to an upcoming ACTHIV conference to share their project with other HIV care team members

Value Proposition for Participating

Learners who participate in the ACTHIV™ ChangeMakers program will enhance their leadership and teamwork skills so they can develop meaningful projects designed to improve the care of PLWH or at risk for acquiring HIV within their own clinical practice settings. Learners will use these projects to demonstrate how they can enact local change and make a meaningful difference in their community. Learners will be coached to identify and address a problem that aligns with one of the 6 health care quality domains listed below:

 Potential examples of topics and themes for Action Learning Projects include:

  • Operationalizing key components of clinical guidelines such as the 2020 IDSA and HIVMA primary care guidance for persons with HIV
  • Improving care coordination and addressing team barriers to improve the management of PLWH
  • Reducing stigma and promoting engagement of PLWH along the HIV care continuum
  • Developing more effective patient education materials; translating content; addressing cultural contexts, etc.
  • Incorporating telehealth to address psychosocial, nutrition, or other needs
  • Addressing healthcare disparities that affect specific patient populations (eg, minority patients, people who use drugs, transgender individuals, etc.)
  • Forming new partnerships with local community organizations to engage and educate people about HIV prevention


Fees and Logistics:

  • There are no fees to participate in this learning experience.
  • Cohort slots will be open to HIV care team members (physicians, NPs, PAs, Nurses, Pharmacists) with at least 5 years experience caring for people with or at risk for HIV.
  • For the ACTHIV™ ChangeMakers program, we will hold virtual meetings on the following dates/times:
    • Tues Oct 25, 2022 at 3 pm ET
    • Tues Nov 29, 2022 at 3 pm ET
    • Tues Jan 17, 2023 at 3 pm ET
    • Tues Feb 28, 2023 at 3 pm ET
  • Healthcare professionals accepted to participate will be expected to complete all components of the program. If you do not feel you can commit to this we ask that you please do not apply to the program and potentially take a slot from someone who can make this commitment.



CME/CE Credit

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Nurses: 

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 20 ANCC contact hours.

California: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16993 for 20 contact hours.

Physician Assistants:

American Academy of CME, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This activity provides 20 ACPE contact hours (2.0 CEUs) of continuing education credit.


Deadline to Apply Is
Friday, September 23, 2022