Accelerating Progress along the HIV Care Continuum
In 2010, President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the first comprehensive plan to address the HIV epidemic in the U.S. The vision for NHAS is “The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.” Guided by NHAS, federal agencies; state, local, territorial, and tribal health departments; health care organizations, and national and community-based organizations formed new partnerships to develop innovative HIV prevention and care initiatives.
Cardea collaborates with state and local health departments, health care organizations, and community-based organizations to monitor and evaluate innovations at all points along the HIV Care Continuum. We work closely with our partners to integrate new measures into existing systems, build databases, and optimize data transfer to funders and key stakeholders through custom-built data conversion tools. We regularly facilitate stakeholder meetings and leverage our partners’ expertise and insights to interpret data and engage in an inclusive approach to making systems improvements.
Through this collaborative work, our partners have improved clinical practice and documentation of outcomes. They are better able to identify new cases and link and retain clients in care, resulting in statistically significant improvements in clients’ viral loads. In addition, the tools created have been broadly disseminated, and we work closely with our partners to share lessons learned through conferences, presentations, and peer-reviewed journals.
Learn more about our work to accelerate progress along the HIV Care Continuum…
- Alameda County Expanded Testing Project
- Transformative Partnerships to Improve Access to Care for Women of Color Along the Border