Data to Care: Providing Technical Assistance to Health Departments in their Use of HIV Surveillance Data to Support Continuous, High-Quality Care for PLWH

Dates: 2013-2014

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Service: Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Health Information Technology, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Health Disparities


Data to Care is a public health strategy that aims to use HIV surveillance data to identify HIV-positive individuals who are not in care, link them to care, and improve performance along the stages of the HIV care continuum. To support implementation of Data to Care activities, CDC contracted with JSI from September 29, 2013 to September 28, 2014 to strengthen the capacity of seven health departments in their use of HIV surveillance data for identifying people not in care, reaching them, and linking them to or re-engaging them with clinical care.

During the one-year project, JSI conducted in-depth needs assessments of the participating health departments, developed tailored technical assistance plans, and created over 25 materials and resources to support the participating health departments in implementing their plans. In addition, JSI developed 18 general technical assistance resources that can be used more widely as other health departments develop or implement Data to Care programs in their jurisdictions. JSI also provided participating health departments with over 150 technical consultations enhancing readiness to implement a Data to Care program.

 

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