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CUNY and NYC to Examine the Effectiveness of HIV Care Coordination

January 29, 2014 | News

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.