Role of Patient Navigators in Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

As part of the Med-HEART project, CAHPP staff conducted a series of interviews and focus groups with clinic and program staff from nine organizations nationwide to learn more about the role of patient navigators in building a medical home for people living with HIV who are homeless/unstably housed and co-diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Results of this qualitative research will be published in the Journal of Public Health Management Practice and are available online ahead of print publication.

Researchers identified ten key responsibilities of patient navigators as part of the HIV care team that seeks to engage this population in care and treatment. The article concludes that patient navigators may be a key component in creating an effective patient-centered medical home for this population.

Article abstract on NCBI’s PubMed site