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Sexual Risk Behavior and Behavior Change Among Persons Newly Diagnosed with HIV: The Impact of Targeted Outreach Interventions Among Hard to Reach Populations

Authors: Coleman, S., Rajabiun, S., Cabral, H., Bradford J., Tobias, C.

Date: 2009

Project: CORE

Keywords: Health Benefits, HIV/AIDS

This article appeared in AIDS Patient Care and STDs in 2009. It examines the secondary effect of a national, targeted, outreach initiative in reducing sexual risk behavior among newly diagnosed persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Building Blocks to Peer Success: A toolkit for training HIV-positive peers to engage PLWHA in care

Authors: Multiple authors from American Red Cross, BU SPH, Center for Health Training, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital, JRI, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, WORLD

Date: 2009

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Tools and Guides, US- based

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Purpose of this toolkit: to support the training of HIV-positive peers who work to engage and retain people living with HIV in health care.

Primary audiences: experienced trainers and training organizations who can use this toolkit to design, enhance or refine their own training of peers.

Additional uses: Peer supervisors or program directors can use this toolkit to plan a peer training program for newly hired peers or provide continuing education for existing peers.

For an additional 5-day peer training curriculum from the MAI SPNS project, which builds on this toolkit:
Preparing Peers for Success: Peer Core Competency Training for Engaging Out-of-Care or Newly Diagnosed People Living with HIV in Care and Treatment

Building Blocks to Peer Program Success: A Toolkit for Developing HIV Peer Programs

Authors: Multiple authors from American Red Cross, BU SPH, Center for Health Training, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital, JRI, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, WORLD

Date: 2009

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: Financing, HIV/AIDS, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

Purpose of this toolkit: to support organizations and communities who work with peers to effectively engage and retain PLWHA in care and treatment.

Primary audiences: directors/managers, supervisors of social services, clinic managers and medical directors, nurses and case managers, state and county health officials in charge of HIV program dollars, planning councils, consumer advisory committees and anyone interested in building, enhancing or incorporating peers into a program

Additional uses: Organizations can review and select relevant sections based on their program’s needs and use the tools and resources available

Health Care Reform and the Massachusetts CommonHealth Program: An Important Foundation to Build on for Children with Disabilities

Authors: Comeau, M., & other authors

Date: 2009

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financial Hardship, Medicaid Buy-In Programs, Medicaid/CHIP

This Catalyst Center policy brief describes the impact of the CommonHealth program and its relevance to the Massachusetts health care reform experience.

Estimating the Cost per Child Under the Family Opportunity Act’s Medicaid Buy-in Option: An Update

Authors: Comeau, M., & other authors

Date: 2009

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Medicaid Buy-In Programs

Previous Catalyst Center calculations of costs per child for children with disabilities eligible for Medicaid coverage under the Family Opportunity Act were derived from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates. In this revised estimate, we use information from the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) State Summary Datamart.