Spotlight: Power Job Club

Employment and economic self-sufficiency play a key role in health. With the effectiveness of early antiretroviral treatment (ART), many people with HIV can (and do) participate in the country’s workforce. When community-based organizations, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and health care centers provide employment services to their clients, a thoughtful approach is required to address the potential barriers to employment on the individual, organizational, and structural levels. POWER (Pursuing Opportunities with Employment & Resources) is an innovative intervention developed in New Haven, CT, based on the job club model. It seeks to bridge the gap between barriers and employment through peer support and community partnerships to prepare participants for success. Learn how Liberty Community Services, Inc. successfully integrated employment into their existing services through the POWER intervention. 

Helping Clients During COVID-19: Strategies from the Field

Learn strategies to help Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These approaches are applicable today and many have broader application for hard-to-reach populations in need of social support services during times of uncertainty. Topics include food insecurity, telehealth, medication access, and more. 

A Call for Differentiated Approaches to Delivering HIV Services to Key Populations

An article from the Journal of the International AIDS Society illustrating the potential and challenges of peer navigation for HIV treatment services for key populations. Calls for better understanding of the impact of such work on peer navigators themselves, as well as the cost effectiveness of peer navigation and an expansion of community-based services for key populations.