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REACH Out Program

 

General Information 

The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) has a comprehensive approach to HIV care in Eastern North Carolina (ENC): REACH (Response through Education, Advocacy, Counseling/Testing and Health Care). Our REACH Out Program (ROP) has several programs to increase HIV knowledge, promote HIV screening and link and retain People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in care.

Contact Information 

REACH Out Program e-mail: BSOMREACHOUT@ecu.edu

Main Office: 252-744-4500

Main Office Fax: 252-744-3472

Office Hours: Monday thourgh Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

                   1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 7am to 7pm

*Always leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have an emergency call 911.

 

Educational Programs

Community Based Programs:

  • Professionals HIV/AIDS Continuing Education Training
  • Community HIV Awareness and Training (CHAT)
  • Young Adults and Adolescents Programs
  • SISTER TALK (Sisters Informing Sisters To Empower Response to Take Action to Live with Knowledge)

Prevention With Positive Interventions Programs (PWPI):

  • Peer Education Training (PET): Teaching individuals how to teach others about HIV.
  • RED Ribbon Program: Individualized HIV education.
  • Life Support Workshop: Meets monthly in various locations to empower people affected by HIV.
  • Consumer-Community Advisory Board: Meets every other month to discuss and plan health care, education and community events at BSOM-ID Clinic.

Non-Traditional HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral:

  • Non-Traditional HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral: BSOM-ID provides free HIV testing and counseling in a variety of non-traditional community settings.

Support Services

BSOM has a holistic approach to care.  We have several specialties within our clinic to make access to care easier.

Behavioral Health Services

These services consist of a complete behavioral health team that works to help clients address any mental health concerns.

Jeffrey F. Thomas, MS, LPCA, LCAS-A, CRC- thomasjef14@ecu.edu; 744-3256

Medication Adherence Clinical Services 

These services help clients understand their medication.

Dr. Manal Elnabtity – elnabtitym@ecu.edu; 744-5727; (Clinical medication adherence counseling) 

Case Management

These services help decrease barriers to care.

Medical Care Coordinators (MCC)

Denise Davis – davisdeni@ecu.edu; 744-5721; (Transportation, EFA, PAP, Dental Services)

Esther Ross – rosse@ecu.edu; 744-5719; (Re-engaging-established clients/ Region 10 Network)

Lasean Hutcherson –hutchersonl@ecu.edu; 744-5789;(Re-engaging-established clients/ Housing/ Incarceration)

Stacey Hargrove –Hargrovest@ecu.edu; 744-5831; (RW Eligibility/ADAP)

Susan Howell – howells@ecu.edu; 744- 3644; (Pediatric/HIV positive pregnant women)

Linkage Retention Coordinators (LRC/MCC)

Abigail (Abby) Boyer – harragina@ecu.edu; 744-0267; (New clients/Outreach/ PWPI Programs)

Lawanda Todd – toddl@ecu.edu;744-5784; (New clients/clients lost to care)

William (Bill) Jefferson – jeffersonw@ecu.edu; 744-9898; (New clients/ MSM Outreach)

 

Calendar of Events

Support (Life Skill) Meetings

2nd Tuesday of Every Month, Pitt County

Location: Sheppard Memorial Library

Contact: Abigail Boyer 

 

2nd Wednesday Every Month, Pitt County

Location: Doctors Park 6A, Greenville, NC 27834, lunch provided

Contact: Esther Ross  

Community Meetings

Consumer- Community Advisory Board, (Bi-Monthly)

Location: ECU Physicians, Doctor's Park 6A, Greenville, NC 27834

Contact: Abigail Boyer

Purpose: To help advocate and create change in addressing needs in our area. ECU CCAB mission is: "Enable communication between providers, consumers, and the community through education, outreach and improved health care that promotes active participation within the HIV/AIDS community."

 

Region 10, E-Care Net Meeting (Quarterly: February, May, August, November)

Location: Pitt County Health Department, 201 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834

Contact: Esther Ross

Purpose: To create community partnerships that increase access and quality to care for clients.  This is a meeting where clients and partners can come together to shape care according to geographic and individual needs in our region.

 
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