Collaboration and Coordination with Other Programs

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Collaboration. What does it mean to collaborate/coordinate with other programs?According to the American Heritage Dictionary:Collaboration is to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.. The DSHS vision for collaboration and coordination. Program Operating Procedures and Standards (POPS)

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1. September 11-12, 2007 Texas DSHS HIV Prevention Contractor Kick-off Meeting Collaboration and Coordination with Other Programs Presented by: Janina Daves, Field Operations Team Lead Susan Dear, Field Operations Consultant Karen Surita, Field Operations Consultant Katy Walter, Field Operations Consultant

2. Collaboration What does it mean to collaborate/coordinate with other programs? According to the American Heritage Dictionary: Collaboration is to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.

3. The DSHS vision for collaboration and coordination Program Operating Procedures and Standards (POPS) – Chapter 11, Client Referral Standards We set policies on the importance of providing services to clients outside of your agency’s ability, including partner services.

4. The DSHS vision for collaboration and coordination (continued)

5. Activity What do these collaborations look like? What can these type of agencies do to benefit your program? What can your program do to benefit these agencies?

6. Collaborations with Health Departments Key points about MOU/MOAs: Mandatory for all collaborations between separate agencies. Mandatory for follow up with HIV (+) clients. Must be updated annually. What else is important about the MOU/MOAs?

7. Collaborations with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Referrals Follow Standards in POPS Chapter 11 Update your area directly annually Document and follow-up Get familiar with local resources, and familiarize them with YOUR program!

8. Collaborations with Substance Abuse facilities and/or Criminal Justice Facilities You find your target populations…high risk persons find out their status and learn risk reduction. Good source of community data! Find out where their peers congregate. Controlled environment: you have a captive audience!

9. Collaborations with HIV Service Agencies (for HIV + clients) Good source of potential CRCS and EBI participants (especially those with HIV + persons as target populations). Help ensure continuum of care. Confidentiality: Review POPS Chapter 2 on releases of information.

10. Other Collaborative Efforts What are some examples of other collaborative efforts in your areas? Pros and Cons? Ideas?

11. Thanks so much for your time and participation!

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