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).

Resources 8

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices

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

    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

    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

  • Project to increase the use of CHWs to improve access to health care and health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority people with HIV. TA project was active 2016-19.

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

  • ESCALATE will focus on reducing HIV stigma through training participants in EHE jurisdictions.

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