Training and TA for Prevention with Positives

Dates: 2013-2014

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

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

Services: Health Communication, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Behavioral Health, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Health Disparities

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy goal to reduce HIV-related health disparities includes increasing the number of HIV diagnosed gay and bisexual men/ Blacks/ Latinos with undetectable viral load by 20%. Adherence to medication is central to accomplishing that goal. Funded by the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), JSI produced "Every Dose, Every Day" a web-based program to inform clinical providers and community partners about five HIV medication adherence strategies that were recently designated as effective and included in the CDC's Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness. The strategies include:

  • Partnership for Health
  • Project HEART
  • SMART Couples
  • Peer Support
  • Pager Support
The program provided an overview of HIV-medication adherence; accompanying e-learning modules that focus on the theory underlying each of the above-listed strategies, videotaped role-modeling scenarios, implementation guidance, and educational and promotional materials aimed at consumers. The "Every Dose Every Day" web-based toolkit is designed to assist state health departments and community partners to organize and implement effective strategies to support HIV medication adherence. To learn more, download the "Every Dose Every Day" factsheet.

JSI also researched, developed, and produced educational and promotional materials targeted toward HIV positive consumers that complement the themes of each strategy. Also included is a native mobile phone app to encourage and support HIV medication adherence, developed in partnership with award-winning design agency Mad*Pow.