A Project of the New Hampshire HIV Planning Group and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program

© Granite State PrEP Connect 2019
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Granite State PrEP Connect is a Project of the New Hampshire HIV Planning Group
and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock HIV Program

Our mission is to 1. Raise awareness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in communities that could benefit 2. Support folks in starting PrEP and staying in engaged in care 3. Build the PrEP-prescribing capacity of the state. Our goal is to be a resource to clinicians and members of the community alike.

In addition to sharing information on PrEP, we hope to share resources and facts on a variety of related healthcare concerns. Please see our pages on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV treatment, and the safer use of injection drugs.

Meet The Team

  • Provider trainings

  • Clinician consultation

  • Sharing best practices

Jake Perlson
 

PrEP Navigator

Jake is a second year medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. As both a student and PrEP patient, Jake is well versed in the medicine and reality of HIV prevention. He comes to New Hampshire after working as a health educator in the HIV program of a community health center in Chicago. 

Amrit Ahluwalia

Clinical Liason

Amrit is studying anthropology and global health at Dartmouth College. She has previously worked as a patient advocate in a community health center with clients living with HIV/AIDS. She is excited to help lead our provider outreach efforts.

Tim Lahey, MD MMSc

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Lahey is an HIV and infectious diseases physician with extensive work in clinical ethics and medical education leadership. His scholarly work has focused on translational immunology of HIV and TB vaccines as well as global health ethics.

Betsy Eccles, MS RN

Project Advisor

Betsy has been involved in HIV care as a nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s HIV Program for 30 years.   Her work with people with HIV, especially those who are newly diagnosed, helps makes her passionate about HIV prevention and care.

Sravanthi Padullaparti, MSPH MPP

Public Health Advisor

Sravanthi is a recent graduate of Public Health program at Dartmouth College. Her prior work on HIV prevention has included mobile outreach in Washington D.C. Sravanthi leads the efforts to collect and analyze data for the improvement of the website. 

David Kersey
 

Outreach Coordinator

David is a recent graduate of the Human Services program at the Community College of Vermont. He has a strong interest in both community outreach and systems advocacy. He is looking forward to doing community outreach with Granite State PrEP Connect.

What We Do

Awareness

  • Technology-based outreach 

  • PrEP and HIV testing hotline

  • Health education

Support

  • Confidential PrEP navigation

  • Financial and benefits navigation

  • Linkage to care

  • Adherence and risk reduction counseling 

Capacity Building

  • Provider trainings

  • Clinician consultation

  • Sharing best practices

Acknowledgements

 
Special thanks to the Chicago PrEP Working Group's PrEP4Love campaign for direction with this project and to Bella Jacoby and Melisa Revilla for graphic design assistance. Granite State PrEP Connect is supported in part by an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a program that allows fellows to design and implement community-based prevention and intervention projects that address health issues in communities across the country.

 

You can help support PrEP Connect by donating securely through paypal. Please forward all other inquires to info@nhprepconnect.org. We are looking forward to connecting!