November 21, 2017
Events

Missed us at APHA? Here’s what we said

Didn’t make it to the American Public Health Association annual meeting, or missed the presentation of one of our staff members?

We have made the following presentation materials available on our website:

Presentation: Transitional Care Coordination: Providing a Supportive Link Between Jail and Community HIV Care

Jane Fox, principle investigator for the Dissemination and Evaluation Center, introduced an adapted model and implementation results to date of the ongoing implementation and evaluation of an intervention to facilitate linkage of people living with HIV to community-based care and treatment services after incarceration. Staff from Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas, NV, Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, and University of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC shared their experiences as they implement the linkage program. The intervention is one of four interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center.

Presentation: Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions: Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement in HIV Care

Jane Fox outlined implementation results and lessons learned to date of a peer-based intervention currently being implemented at three clinics: Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, AIDS Care Group in Chester, PA, and Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, IL. The presentation introduced standardized intervention materials to provide guidance in implementing a program linking women of color who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care. The intervention is one of four interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center.

Presentation: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care

Allyson Baughman, senior program manager, described this project to train and integrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) into primary HIV care. The presentation described how the project relates to the C3 Project and the federal HIV continuum of care and identified ways that CHWs have been integrated into the project.

Roundtable: Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in HIV Primary Care

Alexis Marbach, senior program manager for the Dissemination and Evaluation Center, led this roundtable discussion centered on an intervention that seeks to provide individual-level treatment to individuals with HIV who have a substance use disorder and to create systems-level change to improve outcomes for this population. The intervention is currently being implemented at three clinics: University of Kentucky Bluegrass Cares Clinic, Lexington, KY; Centro Ararat, Ponce, Puerto Rico; and MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH. It is one of four interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center. Handouts from the buprenorphine treatment intervention session are available on our website.

Roundtable: Applying Implementation Science to a Multi-intervention, Multisite Study Linking and Retaining HIV-Positive Patients in Care

Jane Fox led this roundtable discussion centered on experiences using an implementation science approach to implement four adapted interventions based on previously funded HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum. The interventions are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center. Handouts included a study design overview, overviews of the intervention structure including enrollment numbers, and data collection tools mapped to the Proctor Model that the study design draws on. Handouts from the implementation science session are available on our website.