TA Manual - Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along the HIV Care Continuum and Beyond

TA Manual - Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along the HIV Care Continuum and Beyond

July 2017

The Improving Health Outcomes: Moving Patients Along the HIV Care Continuum and Beyond TA manual highlights interventions along the HIV care continuum and supports replication of these evidence-informed innovative models of care.

The HIV care continuum refers to the fluid nature of HIV health care delivery and client experiences. This framework has received attention as research has demonstrated the importance of moving clients along the HIV care continuum with the goals of being fully linked, engaged, retained, and virally suppressed. Therefore, finding programs that help clients move along the stages of the continuum—like the ones featured here—are particularly important.

This manual is organized by HIV care continuum stage, including:

  • Diagnosing HIV
  • Linkage to care
  • Retention in care
  • Prescription of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and medication access, and
  • Beyond the Care Continuum.

The manual highlights

  • Intervention steps at-a-glance to provide an overview of featured activities,
  • Resource checklists outlining necessary capacity for replication,
  • Staffing tables with personnel overviews, and
  • Narrative sections to walk readers through processes for replication.

The manual is aimed at health care providers, social support providers, and technical assistance trainers across all health settings. Those who work in settings focused on HIV, HCV, and correctional health will benefit the most from this resource. These interventions were initially implemented in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded sites, so those grantees who may be seeing similar populations, and who are facing similar challenges, may also benefit greatly.