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Making the Connection: Promoting Engagement and Retention in HIV Medical Care Among Hard-to-Reach Populations

Authors: Rajabiun, S., Tobias, C., Rehbolz, C.

Date: 2008

Project: CORE

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Medical Home, Supportive Services

Produced by the HRSA/SPNS Outreach Initiative, this resource provides techniques, case studies, and multiple outreach/intake/monitoring tools on engaging and retaining hard-to-reach PLWHA in care.

Designing Evaluation Studies of Care Coordination Outcomes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Authors: Comeau, M., & other authors

Date: 2008

Project: Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Health Benefits

Nationwide, there is growing interest in the use of care coordination as an integral component of comprehensive, quality care provided within the medical home model for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). A broad range of stakeholders – family members, advocates, state Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs program staff, health insurers, and providers – have expressed a need to the Catalyst Center to be able to evaluate the benefits of investing in care coordination. The purpose of this policy brief is to help provide some guidance in thinking through the requirements for doing so.

Building the capacity of HIV peer educators to be part of the health care team

Authors: Rajabiun, S.

Date: 2008

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Supportive Services

The PEER Center team presented this seminar at the US conference on AIDS, Sept. 18 – 21, 2008 in Miami Beach, FL. In this 3-hour seminar, trainers, including a former peer advocate, demonstrated how to build peer skills on adherence to HIV treatment, peer counseling, and navigating the health care system. Peer trainees discussed their experience and impact of participation in the session. Training developers reflected on the successes and challenges encountered in their training programs and their strategies for sustaining the program in their areas. The panel concluded with a presentation of methodology and results from a multisite evaluation exploring the impact of the peer training on participant’s knowledge and skills.

Models for Integrating Peers into HIV/AIDS care and treatment

Authors: Rajabiun, S., Colson, P., Neville, S., Jackson, A.

Date: 2008

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Supportive Services

The Peer Education Initiative conducted a HRSA-sponsored webcast on December 16th, 2008 entitled “Models for Integrating Peers into HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment.” The webcast focused on three successful peer program models and touched on several topics including peer roles and responsibilities, program structure, recruitment and retention, supervision, support, challenges, and outcomes.

Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS: The role of dental case managers, patient navigators and outreach workers

Authors: Tobias, C., Martinez, T., Bednarsh, H., Fox, J.

Date: 2008

Project: ECHO

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Oral Health Care

Roles of dental case managers and other oral health staff in recruiting, engaging, and retaining patients in oral and other HIV/AIDS care through scheduling, transportation support, building relationships, and other techniques.