Employment Support for People with HIV

HIV agencies often focus on employment services--for people with HIV as well as their staff. For patients/consumers, employment support is increasingly crucial given the disproportionate impact of HIV on lower income individuals, who are living long and hopefully productive lives given the effectiveness of HIV treatment and care. Support may include, for example, job training, hiring of peers to work with clients (e.g., peer educators, peer navigators), and support for individuals transitioning from correctional facilities. 

See Program Management and the AETC NCRC Library for resources on workforce support on conducting services in new and innovative ways (e.g., via practice transformation training).

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Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

  • The HIV, Housing & Employment Project

    Client needs have been complicated and compounded by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Agencies have had to reassess how they operate in a different health care environment that they had not previously encountered, requiring additional creativity.

  • The HIV, Housing & Employment Project
    The goal of Project HERO is to improve HIV outcomes through an established patient-centered medical home by linking people living with HIV who are unstably housed to HIV care, housing, and employment services.
  • Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, The HIV, Housing & Employment Project

    Best practices (and extensive resource links) for integrating into medical care teams the non-medical staff called Navigators.

  • Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, The HIV, Housing & Employment Project

    Review of strategies for housing vulnerable populations in tight housing markets.

  • Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health

    SPNS innovative and replicable HIV service delivery models using HIV+ peers.

Technical Assistance

  • ELEVATE will prepare people with HIV to meaningfully engage and take on leadership roles in planning bodies, advocacy actions, and the HIV workforce.

  • SPNS project that supported the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that coordinated HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services.