Attending APHA? Check out these presentations

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

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. 3148.0: Transitional Care Coordination: Implementation in Three Cities Across the United States

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.)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 3258.0: Methods for Training and Equipping CHWs to Address Specific Populations

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.

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.

Tuesday, November 7

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 4066.0:PHSW: Advances and Future Directions in Public Health Social Work Education

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.

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. 4296.0: Predictive Modeling of Homelessness and Housing Instability in the Veterans Health Administration

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)

4:30 PM – 6:00 p.m. 4436.0: Meeting the Needs of MSW/MPH Students: Current Programming and Innovative Approaches

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.

5:30 PM – 5:50 p.m. 4405.0: Implementation of a Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement of HIV-Positive Women of Color at Three HIV Clinic Sites

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.)