Each year approximately 17% of people living with HIV in the U.S. will spend some time in jail or prison. This reality has significant implications for our Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) strategies – we must ensure that this population has the care they need as they transition into the community. Correctional facilities offer a unique opportunity to strengthen linkage to care for people living with HIV who are discharged from jail and reentering society.
This webinar highlights effective models and best practices for connection to care for justice-involved individuals and how jurisdictions can overcome common barriers when managing a jail linkage program. Maricopa County (AZ) Jail System and the Orlando County (FL) Jail System exemplify the implementation of evidence-based interventions as a part of the EHE initiative.
Incarcerated People with HIV (5:43)
An overview of incarcerated people with HIV, HIV prevalence and disparities opportunities to implement best practices, characteristics of jail linkage programming, and top challenges of jail linkage programs.
Maricopa County Jail Project & Jumpstart Program (12:41)
An overview of Maricopa County Jail Project, booking and discharge process for individuals with HIV, opt-out HIV testing, and viral suppression progress.
Jump Start Program (18:24)
An overview of Maricopa Department of Public Health Clinical Service’s Jump Start Program, Jump Start success stories, and 2021 Jump Start Program outcomes.
Orange County, FL – Case Study (24:05)
An overview of HIV diagnoses in Orange County, Orange County Jail Linkage Program, Outcomes with Process Mapping, and outcome measures.
Question and Answer (34:31)
Closing and Evaluation (46:18)
TAP-in Technical Assistance Offerings, How to Request TA, and closing.