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PACT Program

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The PACT program is mentioned in the article "How We're Living With HIV" by NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins and NIAID Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci published in Parade

The Partnership for Access to Clinical Trials (PACT) program brings together Washington, DC-area community-based healthcare providers, their patients, and research clinicians from NIAID.

The PACT program educates patients, providers, and community groups about clinical research studies and advances in treatments for infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. The focus of the program is to increase access to research for people who may be underrepresented in clinical studies.

The PACT team includes multicultural healthcare professionals with skills in phlebotomy, case management, health promotion, and data processing and who have knowledge of the Washington, DC, area and its diverse population and varied health needs. Project staff members assist community providers in identifying appropriate studies and facilitating the study referral process.

Benefits to patients

  • Information about treatment options and available clinical research studies
  • Assistance with enrolling in a clinical trial
  • Support for the duration of the study

Benefits to healthcare providers

  • Access to infectious disease and community experts from PACT and NIAID
  • Assistance with the study referral process
  • Patient care and clinical support

Current PACT Partner Clinics

  • Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.
  • Carl Vogel Center
  • Dennis Avenue Health Center (Montgomery County Health Department)
  • Family & Medical Counseling Service, Inc.
  • Greater Baden Medical Services Clinics
  • La Clínica del Pueblo
  • Unity Health Care
  • Washington Hospital Center

Educational Materials

The PACT program develops educational materials for use in the community. Printed copies of materials are distributed to patients at the PACT partner clinics and at community events.

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"We're Taking Care of You – A Helpful Guide to HIV and Metabolic Complications" is one of several health information resources

Contact PACT:
pacthivstudies@mmgct.com
Para español - pacthivstudiesespanol@mmgct.com

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Last Updated January 10, 2014