Review of the activities and tools used to conduct the end+disparities ECHO Collaborative, a multi-year national quality improvement initiative focused on reducing HIV health disparities among four subpopulations.
Nearly half of those getting care from HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) are black/African American. Viral suppression rates are comparable to the overall RWHAP client population, but disparities remain. HIV care programs and technical assistance and training focus on overcoming such challenges as limited access to health services, stigma due to sexual orientation, and housing.
Guidelines and Manuals
- Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII)
Webinars and Training
- Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum, NASTAD
Web training site to educate providers on the delivery of HIV health care services for black men who have sex with men to enhance engagement/retention in care.
Tools and Job Aids
- In It Together
Health literacy training initiative to help health professionals incorporate health literacy approaches into their services.
Reports and Best Practices
- SPNS Transgender Women of Color Initiative
Innovative models for linking and retaining transgender women of color in HIV care, developed by a multi-site demonstration project.
Ideas for RWHAP Part B/ADAPs to support access to medications and tailor related services for Black/African American men living with HIV.
- National Minority AETC
BE SAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on the following six core elements: