WEBINAR: Integrating Health Care & Public Health to Improve HIV Early Detection and Control

Lack of coordination between primary care providers and the public health and community-based organizations conducting HIV prevention and screening contributes to late diagnosis, delayed entry into care, and poor retention in care for significant numbers of persons with HIV/AIDS. During this webinar, the researchers will details their findings related to the structure and function of care systems for persons with or at risk for HIV are critical to improving outcomes for persons with HIV. Investigators from the Research Triangle Institute have studied the HIV systems of care in four regional service areas of Florida: 1) examining how public health, primary care, and community organizations work as a system to identify, link to care, and provide continuous care for HIV patients; 2) determining the organizational and system characteristics associated with delivery of continuous care for persons with HIV; and 3) developing resources to improve HIV systems of care, based on the study findings. Project data sources include demographic data, interviews with program managers in each region, organizational relationship data collected via the PARTNER social network survey, organizational outcome data from Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services providers’ annual reports, and state department of health surveillance data on HIV/AIDS-related outcomes. Read more about the study>>

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Deborah Porterfield, MD, MPH, RTI International, Inc., and Christine A. Bevc, PhD, MA, UNC Chapel Hill School of Public Health

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Lexington, KY
United States
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