CUNY and NYC to Examine the Effectiveness of HIV Care Coordination

January 29, 2014

Professor Denis Nash of the CUNY School of Public Health and Mary Irvine, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is leading leading a large-scale public health study entitled, “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”  The study is funded by a five-year $3.1 million NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, awarded last year.

In late 2009, the city’s health and mental hygiene department began implementing a comprehensive Care Coordination Program at 28 Ryan White-funded agencies, targeting patients at high risk for suboptimal care cascade outcomes. The CCP intervention combines various evidence-based programmatic elements into a package, including case management, patient navigation, directly observed therapy (DOT), structured health promotion in home/field visits, and outreach to assist patients in accessing needed care and related services. To read more, click here.