Med-HEART

Medical Home Evaluation and Resource Team

We have partnered with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program to serve as evaluation and technical assistance center for the Building Medical Homes for Multiply Diagnosed HIV Homeless Populations Initiative (Med-HEART). Med-HEART collaborates with nine demonstration sites to evaluate models of care that link HIV-positive homeless individuals with needed services and resources. The nine sites are implementing care coordination/patient navigation interventions to improve retention in HIV care and treatment, increase viral load suppression and improve housing stability. This five-year initiative is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of HIV/AIDS Bureau Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS).

Project Impact

A longitudinal multisite study enrolled and followed approximately 1000 homeless/unstably housed people living with HIV in the interventions and examine the impact on health outcomes such as retention in care, viral load suppression, housing stability and quality of life.

PROJECT NEWS

Project Team Members