Manuals and other tools on how to apply four evidence-informed interventions that improve linkage to and retention in HIV primary care are available from the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
The resources are called Care and Treatment Interventions (CATIs). They represent evidence-informed interventions that previously demonstrated their effectiveness in improving HIV care engagement as implemented across 12 RWHAP sites under the DEII initiative, an multi-site evaluation using an implementation science approach. The CATIs include:
|Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement of Women of Color with HIV|
|Enhanced Patient Navigation for Women of Color with HIV|
|Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment into HIV Primary Care|
|Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to HIV Primary Care|
Each CATI has the following resources to guide their use in the field:
- Implementation Manuals share best practices for implementing the CATIs, with details on staffing, training, and infrastructure needed to implement such programs at health clinics.
- Training Curricula and Materials (English and Spanish) are based on activities and curricula used to train DEII initiative staff in implementing the CATIs.
- Sustainability Reports summarize findings from sustainability surveys sent to DEII CATI program staff, one year after the DEII initiative ended, to assess how and to what extent the agencies sustained the interventions, post-funding.