There is little evidence available on effective models to engage low-income people living with HIV from racial/ethnic minority communities in reducing housing and employment needs to improve health status. By evaluating the outcomes of the demonstration site interventions, we will have a better understanding of key strategies for addressing housing and employment needs as a way to improve HIV health outcomes, how much it costs to implement a successful intervention, and how to integrate a successful model into the existing work of a clinic or agency. Resources such as implementation manuals and peer-reviewed articles that share key findings will be available to organizations who wish to improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV in the low-income racial and ethnic minority communities they serve.
Our activities will help HRSA achieve improved HIV Care Continuum outcomes and the National Goals to End the HIV Epidemic including:
Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV
Reducing HIV-related health disparities and health inequities; and
Achieving a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic.
This project is supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund under grant number U90HA31449 and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program Initiative Improving Health Outcomes Through the Coordination of Supportive Employment & Housing Services for $700,000. No percentage of this program was financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.