Nutrition

Medical nutrition therapy including nutritional supplements is provided by a licensed registered dietitian outside of an outpatient/ambulatory medical care visit. The provision of food may be provided pursuant to a physician's recommendation and a nutritional plan developed by a licensed, registered dietician. Nutritional services and nutritional supplements not provided by a licensed, registered dietician shall be considered a support service and be reported under psychosocial support services and food bank/home delivered meals respectively. Food not provided pursuant to a physician's recommendation and a nutritional plan developed by a licensed, registered dietician should also be considered a support service and is reported under food bank/home delivered meals.

Resources 6

Best Practices

  • AIDS Action Foundation

    Workbooks describing ways to help connect people living with HIV/AIDS to medical care. Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.  

  • The HIV, Housing & Employment Project
    COVID-19 adjustments developed by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients.
  • Best Practices Compilation
    Extramural dental clinics implemented the medical home model, with integrated trauma-informed care, to expand oral health care services for people with HIV, and saw increases in referrals from partner organizations and the number of new clients.
  • Best Practices Compilation
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Care of Infectious Diseases, Pittsburgh Area Center for Treatment (PACT) began implementing the Food Assistance Program in August 2017 to serve as a supplemental resource for people with HIV receiving care who experience food insecurity. The program helps bridge gaps in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and monthly food costs while promoting access to healthy foods and retention in HIV care.

Resources

Conference Presentations

UNC Chapel Hill-ID Clinic
Presenters:
Lara Valerio, Alexia Williams, Amy Durr, Claire Farel
2022 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Children's National Hospital
Presenters:
Natella Rakhmanina, Nara Lee, Olivia Munger
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
Centro Ararat
Presenters:
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
STAR Health Center
Presenters:
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Presenters:
Molly Westbrook
2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Technical Assistance

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.