Academic DetailingConnect, Educate, & Support for Sexual & Social Health
Arizona State University SIRC, in partnership with Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), has an Academic Detailing (AD) program to improve health outcomes for people in Arizona. DISH-AZ provides individualized and ongoing connection, education, and support for Arizona healthcare providers and staff for whole clinic care.
AD is a practice focused on supporting healthcare providers to adopt and practice evidence-based behaviors to improve patient outcomes. Through DISH-AZ, you can schedule an AD session from a Detailer with experience in HIV, STIs, HEP C, and sexual health.
WHAT DOES AD LOOK LIKE?
AD visits are available in-person, virtually, or over-the-phone at no-cost. They are typically done one-on-one, but can be done with small groups that ideally lead to one-on-one AD sessions. AD sessions are on-going and focused on meeting the needs of each healthcare provider.
A healthcare provider and a Detailer arrange a time for an AD “visit”. Most detailing relationships begin with a collaborative assessment. The Detailer brings their experience in sexual and social health, HIV, STIs, and/or Hepatitis C. Visits can be as short as 10 minutes, or as long as an hour or more.
WHAT CAN I LEARN ABOUT?
AD sessions focus on the following topics:
- Sexual health conversations and history taking
- HIV/STI testing and treatment, including syphilis among MSM
- Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV prevention
- Rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy for new HIV diagnoses (Rapid StART)
- Hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Mpox (formerly known as Monkeypox)
More topics are currently in development, such as syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) and caring for gender expansive individuals.
HOW CAN I GET AN AD VISIT?
If you are interested in receiving an AD visit, please contact the AD Program Manager, Rocko Cook, at email@example.com or by calling 480-407-7642.
DISH-AZ is a program of Arizona State University’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center in partnership with Arizona Department of Health Services.