About FXB Center

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The François Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) began in 1987 as a clinical program that provided family-centered care for HIV, infectious diseases, and immunologic disorders. Early in the 1990s, the center received generous funding from Countess Albina du Boisrouvray’s FXB Foundation to enhance the local clinical program and to expand the center’s expertise to address the rapidly growing HIV pandemic. In recognition of this generous award, the center was named the François Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center.

Vision

We envision a healthcare system that is able to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations through equitable, evidence-based, high quality care that promotes optimum health and supports elimination of health disparities.

Mission

Continuing our history as leaders and innovators in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV, our mission is to eliminate barriers to interdisciplinary, client-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for those at greatest risk for socially-determined health vulnerabilities. The FXB Center strives to meet this mission through research, education, and translation of evidence-based findings into practice across programs locally, nationally and globally.

Approach

The FXB Center conducts research, develops, implements, and evaluates health care programs locally, statewide, nationally and globally.

Research: building a research infrastructure and crafting research projects to directly address community health needs of vulnerable groups, such as women and children, and sexual and gender minorities affected by profound health disparities. The development and implementation of applied research endeavors are intended to have a lasting impact on the physical and mental health of disenfranchised groups served.

Deliver client and family-centered care by valuing our relationship with the community, working to eliminate health disparities by promoting self-care and shared decision-making, and providing support to clients and families navigating complex healthcare systems. We provide interdisciplinary healthcare, coordinated medical case management services, community outreach and education for the clients and families we serve. Continuous quality improvement is emphasized in all that we do. 

Build capacity of health care systems by facilitating innovative approaches to care through collaborations with a wide variety of experts and stakeholders to identify knowledge gaps, guide the transformation to new models of care delivery, and improve quality measures for those served. For example, the FXB Center engages in educational resource development, clinical preceptorships, skills building workshops, continuing professional education and certification, and technical assistance and consultation to Ryan White funded HIV clinics in their efforts to become patient-centered medical homes.

Develop continuing and professional education and clinical resources contributing to a variety of high quality online educational activities that achieve, retain, and strengthen professional competencies among professionals we serve.

Build coalitions through strategic and innovative partnerships among stakeholders to influence health care policy, improve clinical practice and strengthen systems of care. The FXB Center engages interdisciplinary healthcare leaders through national stakeholder working groups. Our expert facilitators use extensive group process skills to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making through assessment, discussion, consensus building, action planning, and implementation among stakeholders.

Funding

 

 

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