Aging

Nearly half of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are 50 years and older. As with the overall RWHAP population, the majority of older Ryan White clients are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have lower incomes. Their viral suppression rates, across key populations, are slightly above the overall RWHAP rate, with the exception of those with unstable housing. Care for older people can be challenging if they are being treated for multiple conditions as they may need support to manage (and pay for) complicated treatment regimens.

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), University of Washington

    Online clinician training platform with evidence-based core competency training on HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and key populations.

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC)

    HIV clinical training resources for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program (e.g., library of tools by topic and populations, calendar of events, directory of AETCs, clinician consultation resources). Discover AETC EHE resources for clinicians.

  • Howard Brown Health Center

    Curriculum for nurses teaching cultural competency in the care of LGBT older adults.

Technical Assistance

  • Interactive data tool to visualize the reach, impact, and outcomes of the RWHAP. HRSA offers office hours and webinars to help use the tool.
  • Capacity building for the RWHAP community to navigate the changing health care landscape and help people with HIV to access and use their health coverage to improve health outcomes.
  • The central hub of the AETC Program, the clinical training arm of the RWHAP, through HIV curricula, technical support to regional AETCs on practice transformation and best practices, and housing of all AETC-developed tools for HIV clinical staff. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • SPNS initiative developing strategies to screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, behavioral health, and psychosocial needs of people 50 years and older with HIV. Project Period: 2022-2026
  • The NHC provides ongoing, up-to-date information needed to meet the core competency knowledge for HIV prevention, screening, diagnosis, and ongoing treatment and care to healthcare providers in the United States. Project period: 2020-2022.
  • The AETC Program offers clinician education and tailored capacity-building assistance. Project period: 2019-2024.
  • Initiative documenting best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs. Project period: 2021-2024.

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