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Title V and Medicaid/CHIP Interactive Worksheets

Authors: Dworetzky, B.A., Charmchi, P., Ablavsky, E.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financing, Health Benefits, Maternal and Child Health, Medicaid/CHIP

The Catalyst Center created two interactive worksheets for Title V program staff, family leaders, and other stakeholders. These worksheets provide an overview of Title V, and Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Each worksheet includes resources you can use to find and insert state-specific information to help demonstrate the importance of Title V, Medicaid and CHIP for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The worksheets were created as companion materials to the Catalyst Center’s Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

PubMed article: Role of Patient Navigators in Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations

Authors: Sarango, M., DeGroot, A., Hirschi, M., Umeh, C.A., Rajabiun, S.

Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: Behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home

Through interviews and focus groups, clinic and program staff from nine organizations nationwide provided insights about the role of patient navigators in building a medical home for people living with HIV who are homeless/unstably housed and co-diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Results of this qualitative research are presented in this peer-reviewed article which will be published in the Journal of Public Health Management Practice and is available online ahead of print publication. Researchers identified ten key responsibilities of patient navigators as part of the HIV care team that seeks to engage this population in care and treatment. The article concludes that patient navigators may be a key component in creating an effective patient-centered medical home for this population.

Ryan White 2016 Presentation: Implementing and Evaluating a Peer-Enhanced Navigation Intervention

Authors: Fox, J., Goldberg, J., PATH Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Date: 2016

Project: MAI SPNS

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

Results from a randomized control trial–As part of the Minority AIDS Initiative Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Project, CAHPP staff evaluated the effectiveness of a peer-enhanced intervention at three clinic locations. They presented their findings at the Ryan White 2016 conference. Staff from partner Brooklyn PATH Center presented about their experience implementing the intervention and incorporating it into their clinic practice.

Ryan White 2016 Conference Presentation: Understanding and Addressing Stigma to Promote Engagement in HIV Care

Authors: Rajabiun, S., Maskay, M., AIDS Arms Inc., McKeithan, L., CommWell Health

Date: 2016

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home

As part of the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV Homeless Populations, staff conducted a substudy on stigma. The goals of the study are to 1) understand and describe how stigma is manifested in individual’s experience 2) develop approaches and coping skills for clients who experience stigma and 3) create a medical home to reduce stigma and enhance access and quality of care. The team presented preliminary results at the Ryan White 2016 conference.

Ryan White 2016 Conference Presentation: Moving Research Findings into Practice to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

Authors: Fox, J.

Date: 2016

Project: The Dissemination and Evaluation Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

Staff from CAHPP and partner AIDS United shared results to date of the Dissemination and Evaluation Center (DEC) in a presentation at the Ryan White 2016 Conference.