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 health care 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.
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.
"We're Taking Care of You – A Helpful Guide to HIV and Metabolic Complications" is one of several health information resources
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Last Updated October 24, 2012