Cooperative Re-engagement Controlled Trial (CoRECT) Study

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

Service: Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: HIV & Infectious Diseases

The Cooperative Re-engagement Controlled Trial (CoRECT) is funded by CDC in three jurisdictions (Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Philadelphia) to evaluate a combined health department and clinic intervention to improve engagement in HIV care. CoRECT will help identify the important components of a data-sharing partnership between health departments and HIV care providers, and determine the extent to which a health department intervention can increase the number of HIV-infected persons out-of-care who: (a) link or re-link to an HIV clinic; (b) remain in HIV medical care; (c) achieve HIV viral load suppression within 12 months; and (d) achieve durable HIV viral load suppression over 18 months.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has contracted with JSI to implement a survey on tablets of people living with HIV (PLWH) who are linked or re-engaged in care to identify barriers to care and how they are addressed by the public health intervention and the standard of care. The survey will be administered by clinic and/or MDPH staff at the first or second clinic re-engagement visit.