create+equity Collaborative

The create+equity Collaborative is a national quality improvement initiative to mitigate barriers associated with social determinants of health experienced by people with HIV. The focus is on improving the viral suppression of patients experiencing unstable housing, substance use, mental health concerns, and barriers related to their age.

Social Determinants of Health: housing, mental health, substance abuse, age

The 18-month collaborative aims to improve health outcomes and advance local quality improvement capacities. This initiative is managed by the HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's (RWHAP) Center for Quality Improvement & Innovation (CQII).

Collaborative Participants

Key create+equity Plenary Speeches

The following plenary speeches were provided during the create+equity Collaborative Learning Sessions. Explore them and learn what our experts shared with create+equity Collaborative participants.

Watch Learning Session 1 Plenary Session

Presentation on ways healthcare systems can address social determinants of health as a strategy for improving individual and population health. Resources available outside HIV community which can be helpful.

Watch the Trust Triangle Webinar

This presentation discusses how the trust in institutions, such as government, healthcare industry, etc., has plummeted and introduces the three components of the trust triangle: empath, logic, and authenticity.

Watch the Moving Forward on an Equity Agenda Webinar

What can we do to Improve Equity in our Clinic Work? (video) A scripted debate presentation on opposing perspectives regarding how to reduce disparities. How to define Health Equity within a clinic, how do we access for social determinants of health, and how to engage the community.

Did You Know?

  • People with unstable housing have a 16% lower viral suppression rate compared to those with stable housing
  • People with mental illness have a lower viral suppression rate, on average by 8.5%
  • People who inject drugs make up of 1 in 10 new HIV diagnoses
  • People ages 13 to 24  make up 21% of new HIV diagnoses, while people ages 50 and older make up 17% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States

Review our literature and kick-off webinar slides in our Resources section for more data on the impact of social determinants of health in HIV care.