Resources to help clinics integrate community health workers (CHW) into an HIV multidisciplinary team model.
Peers in HIV/AIDS care are specially-trained individuals who serve on the health care team to provide patients with information, support, and assistance in navigating services. HIV/AIDS peers are often living with HIV/AIDS, but not always. Their qualifications and roles rest on their connection with the community they serve. Peer programs serve to recruit, train, and support peers so that they can carry out their duties.
Webinars and Training
Boston University School of Public HealthAugust 2019
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)August 2018
Preliminary data and lessons learned from the pre-implementation and early-implementation phases of initiatives featured in the DEII project.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2013
Tools to help health care providers adapt SPNS models addressing how to engage hard-to-reach people living with HIV/AIDS into care.
Tools and Job Aids
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2011
Methods that involve persons living with HIV/AIDS to help link other PLWH into care.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)October 2010
Toolkit for implementing a program to support HIV-positive youth transitioning from adolescent to adult HIV care.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2009
Training compendium for agencies seeking to develop programs that utilize peers to help engage and retain other people with HIV in care. Also en Espanol: Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and HealthApril 2009
Toolkit for planning a peer training program for HIV-positive peers who work to engage and retain people living with HIV/AIDS in health care.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)August 2007
Tools on including peer advocates as part of multidisciplinary teams to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in care.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2005
Materials to help programs develop strategies to employ Ryan White consumers/people living with HIV/AIDS.
Reports and Best Practices
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and HealthAugust 2019
Best practices (and extensive resource links) for integrating into medical care teams the non-medical staff called Navigators
Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)November 2017
Evidence-informed HIV Care And Treatment Intervention (CATI) packages.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2017
Resources to help HIV care programs improve health outcomes along with HIV care continuum, including a manual, case studies, pocket guides, and TA webinars.
SPNS Systems Linkages ProjectMarch 2017
Resources to support other programs in replicating the evidence informed interventions of the SPNS Initiative: Systems Linkages and Access to Care for Populations at High Risk of HIV Infection.
Boston University School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Social Work and HealthOctober 2014
The Minority AIDS Initiative/SPNS Retention and Re-Engagement in HIV Care Project developed innovative and replicable HIV service delivery models using HIV+ peers.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)September 2014
Implementation guide for HIV providers on addressing the unique needs of women of color living with HIV.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2014
Compilation of SPNS grantee experiences with peer models and how they can be used in various care settings.
Next Step and Mass CAREMay 2012
Guidebook for multiple audiences that outlines steps for transitioning youth from pediatric care to adult services.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)July 2011
This is an Evaluation Report of a pilot peer navigation program funded by HRSA/HAB. It is a part of the Minority AIDS Initiative. It trained patient navigators at harm reduction sites in New Jersey and New Mexico.
HRSA HABMarch 2010
This is a review of program costs and outcomes for a Ryan White SPNS Caribbean Peer Promoter Initiative. The analysis compares funds that RWHAP recipients dedicated to different areas of their programs, and concludes with funding recommendations.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)March 2010
Review of the costs and correlates of turnover among peer/outreach workers employed under Ryan White SPNS projects.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2010
Pilot-test of an online meeting Using Web 2.0 tools vs. a traditional in-person meeting venue with women infected or affected by HIV infection.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2008
Estos cuadernos describen la manera de asistir a conectar personas que viven con VIH/SIDA con el sistema médico.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)December 2007
Case study report outlining work of five sites funded under RWHAP to examine the effectiveness of models of peer support for Caribbean immigrants living with HIV in the U.S.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)January 2006
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.