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SPNS Initiative: Improving HIV Health Outcomes through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services, 2017-2021

Background

This initiative supported the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions that coordinate HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underserved people with HIV in racial and ethnic minority communities. The overall goal of this coordinated services intervention was to decrease the impact of the social determinants of health (such as unmet housing or employment needs) that affect long-term HIV health outcomes for people with HIV impacted by employment and housing instability in racial and ethnic minority communities. To promote long-term health and stability for people with HIV, this initiative supported 12 demonstration sites across the United States that implemented, evaluated and disseminated innovative strategies for integrating HIV care, housing and employment services into a coordinated intervention and one Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (ETAP). This Special Projects of National Significance Program initiative was supported through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

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