CAHPP staff to present innovations in HIV care at Ryan White Conference in August

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

From August 23 – 26, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients such as direct HIV care providers and others involved in the HIV care and treatment will get together to learn the latest advancements in HIV care and treatment at the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment in Washington DC. CAHPP staff Jane Fox and Serena Rajabiun will participate and present work on three projects.

Evaluating innovative models of care that link people who are homeless and living with HIV to care


The Medical Home-HIV Evaluation & Resource Team (Med-HEART) serves as the evaluation center for the Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) Initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV Homeless Populations. The Med-HEART team is currently evaluating models of care that link HIV-positive individuals who face challenges of homelessness and mental health or substance use issues with needed services and resources. CAHPP staff, together with partner Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and nine HIV provider demonstration sites nationwide, will present the initiative’s work through several events:

  • An institute consisting of three 90-minute workshops:
    1. Homeless Institute 101: Providing care to people who are homeless/unstably housed: Barriers and facilitators to achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals
      (Thur Aug. 25 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET, Session ID: 6424)
    2. Homeless Institute 201: Using interdisciplinary teams to provide care to people living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless/unstably housed
      (Fri Aug. 26 8:00 – 9:30 am ET, Session ID: 6425)
    3. Homeless Institute 301: Leveraging resources to sustain programs for HIV care and housing for people living with HIV
      (Fri Aug. 26 10:00 – 11:30 am ET, Session ID: 6426)
  • Presentation: Everybody loves a good story: Using digital media to capture & share patient stories
    (Wed Aug. 24 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET, Session ID: 6529)
  • Presentation: Understanding and addressing stigma to promote engagement in HIV care
    (Wed Aug. 24 3:30 am – 5:00 pm ET, Session ID: 6428).

Moving research findings into practice to improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum


The Dissemination and Evaluation Center will adapt and replicate adaptations of four past HRSA HIV interventions, design a multisite evaluation plan focused on implementation science, and disseminate successful practices to the field. Staff from CAHPP and partner AIDS United will share initiative results to date in a presentation entitled Moving Research Findings into Ryan White Practice: Adapting to the Real World (Fri Aug. 26 8:00 – 9:30 am ET, Session ID: 6157)

MAI Results from a randomized control trial evaluating a peer enhanced navigation intervention


The Minority AIDS Initiative Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Project, completed in 2014, focused on providing better access to resources, housing and proper care for racial/ethnic minority communities where the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to grow. CAHPP staff evaluated the effectiveness of a peer-enhanced intervention at three clinic locations and will present their findings in a presentation titled Implementing and evaluating a peer-enhanced navigation intervention: Results from a randomized control trial (Wed Aug. 24 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET, Session ID: 5942). Staff from partner Brooklyn PATH Center will be presenting about their experience implementing the intervention and incorporating it into their clinic practice.

Session descriptions can be found by searching on session ID numbers in the Ryan White Conference Program Book. Select presentations will be available on the CAHPP website following the conference.

About the Ryan White Conference

The 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment is the premiere event for comprehensive HIV care and treatment, attended by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, people living with HIV, stakeholders, and health care and service delivery providers. The conference is sponsored and funded by Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).