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Intervention Guide— SPNS Demonstration Model of Oral Health Care

October 2018

HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

The SPNS Demonstration Model of Oral Health Care intervention guide highlights an evidence-informed innovative model of care. The intervention guide focuses on the retention in care step of the continuum. It examines one of 15 SPNS Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative interventions designed to serve people living with HIV (PLWH). By delivering oral health care to this population, a frequently unmet need is addressed, improving overall health care outcomes and further engaging clients in their care.

The HIV care continuum refers to the fluid nature of HIV care delivery and client experiences. This framework has received attention as research has demonstrated the importance of moving clients along the HIV care continuum with the goals of being fully linked, engaged, retained, and virally suppressed. Therefore, finding programs that help clients move along the stages of the continuum—like the one featured here—are particularly important.

This intervention guide highlights:

  • Intervention steps at-a-glance to provide an overview of featured activities.
  • Resource checklists outlining necessary capacity for replication.
  • Staffing table with personnel overviews.
  • Narrative sections to walk readers through process for replication.

This intervention was initially implemented in a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded site, so those recipients who may be seeing similar populations, and who are facing similar challenges, may also benefit greatly.

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