Connecting clients to culturally appropriate HIV services using a peer based Health System Navigator intervention. The Fenway Institute Allison Jones Donald Graham, MSW, LICSW Judy Bradford, Ph.D. SETTING. Boston, MA 7th largest urban area in U.S. Pop = 5.8 million
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Connecting clients to culturally appropriate HIV services using a peer based Health System Navigator intervention
The Fenway Institute
Donald Graham, MSW, LICSW
Judy Bradford, Ph.D.
“HIV services for people of color in this town have critical gaps in coordination and care.”
Gary Daffin, Executive Director,
Multicultural AIDS Coalition
Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC)
Fenway Community Health (FCH)
Annual budget = $13M
Staff = 165
Research staff = 43
Multiuse LGBT-focused Federally Qualified Community Health Center with mature research department.
MAC identified key service gaps, especially:
The lack of coordination/data sharing between different providers
The lack of in-field services to stabilize people into HIV care
HEALTH SYSTEM NAVIGATION:
A new and untested peer based intervention guiding individuals through the continuum of HIV services, from Prevention through CTR into stabilization in culturally competent HIV care.