Thursday, November 02, 2017
Are you attending the upcoming American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting?
Keep an eye out for the following presentations from CISWH staff and affiliated BUSSW faculty
Monday, November 06, 2017
Jane Fox, senior project director, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health (CISWH), will represent the CISWH and AIDS United team in presenting an adapted model and implementation results to date of the ongoing implementation and evaluation of an intervention to facilitate linkage of people living with HIV to community-based care and treatment services after incarceration. The intervention is part of the Health Resources and Services (HRSA) initiative Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum. CISWH was funded by HRSA to serve as the Dissemination and Evaluation Center for the project. (The presentation is part of a session from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. entitled Transitional Care Coordination: An Evidence-Informed Collaborative Intervention to Address the Health Impacts of Racism and Incarceration.)
As part of this session, the following CISWH staff will present their work related to the HRSA initiative Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care.
- 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. 3258.0: Using community health workers to improve linkage and retention in care: Creating a framework for implementing and evaluating the integration of community health workers into HIV care (3/3 sessions)
Allyson Baughman, senior program manager, CISWH, will present on behalf of the team.
- 12:50 – 1:10 p.m. 3258.0: Using community health workers to improve linkage and retention in HIV care: A national project (1/3 sessions)
Allyson Baughman will present on behalf of the team.
- 01:10 PM – 01:30 p.m. 3258.0: Using community health workers to improve linkage and retention in HIV care and treatment: Strategies and tools for CHWs and supervisors (2/3 sessions)
Serena Rajabiun, senior project director, CISWH, will present on behalf of the team.
2:30 PM – 04:00 p.m. 3383.0 HIV Roundtable 3 – HIV Interventions
CISWH staff will lead two roundtable presentations related to the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum for which CISWH serves as the Dissemination and Evaluation Center.
- Table 2: Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in HIV Primary Care
Alexis Marbach, senior program manager, CISWH, will lead this roundtable presentation in a discussion of an intervention that seeks to provide individual-level treatment to individuals with HIV who inject drugs and to create systems- level change to improve outcomes for this population.
- Table 3: Applying implementation science to a multi-intervention, multi-site implementation science study linking and retaining HIV-positive patients in care
Jane Fox will share experiences using an implementation science approach to implement four adapted interventions based on previously funded HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.
Tuesday, November 7
Betty J. Ruth, clinical professor, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW), will moderate this session dedicated to the direction of public health social work education.
- 9:30 – 9:50 a.m. 4066.0: Where to go from here? Public health social work in a new era
As part of the above session, Betty J. Ruth and Madi Wachman, program manager, CISWH, together with Jamie Wyatt Marshall, Group for Public Health Social Work Initiatives, will present their analysis of the state of contemporary public health social work education and practice.
Thomas Byrne, assistant professor, BUSSW; Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Jamison D. Fargo, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans will present the development and implementation of a brief screening instrument for homelessness and housing instability administered to veterans accessing outpatient care at a VHA facility. (This presentation is part of the 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. session 4296.0: Design and evaluation of health and social service interventions for veteran homeless populations)
Betty J. Ruth and Abigail M. Ross, Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, will lead this roundtable discussion about how best to support MSW/MPH students and programs.
Jane Fox will present implementation results and lessons learned to date of a peer-based intervention currently being implemented at three clinics. She will introduce standardized intervention materials to provide guidance in implementing a program linking women of color who are newly diagnosed with HIV to care. The intervention is one of four interventions related to improving health outcomes along the HIV care continuum that are being evaluated by the Dissemination and Evaluation Center. (This presentation is part of the 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. session 4405.0 HIV Care Continuum.)