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Award-winning research poster: Does trauma-informed case management improve HIV outcomes among people who are homeless?

Congratulations to Harris Health System of Houston, TX, whose poster Trauma Informed Care for HIV+ homeless patients tied for first place at the VITAL 2016 conference in Boston. Harris Health staff analyzed data collected as part of the Medical Home Evaluation and Resource Team (Med-HEART) project

Executive Director at Liberty Community Services Honored with Elm Award

John Bradley, Executive Director of Liberty Community Services, the housing partner at our Med-HEART Yale site, was recognized with an Elm Award. The Elm Awards celebrate how New Haven and Yale encompass one shared community. Bradley received the award honoring the collaboration between Yale and Liberty Community Services.

Congratulations to our colleagues at Yale for this recognition.

Read more about this award.

Celebrating Passion, Purpose, and Excellence: 25 Years of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Tuesday, August 18th marks the 25th Anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act. The largest program of its kind, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides services to an estimated 536,000 people each year who do not have adequate health care coverage or financial resources to cope with HIV disease. The program also provides grants to fund research evaluating models of HIV care, so that recipients receive the highest quality treatment possible.

HHS Kicks Off Campaign to Fight Opioid Use

In a news release on July 27, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its commitment to tackling the growing issue of opioid use. HHS plans to provide funding to community health centers to expand services for those with substance use disorders, to provide funding to 11 states to expand medication assisted treatment services, and to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide guidance on implementing evidence-based treatment services.

HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

The White House Office of National AIDS Policy released the HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 at a live-streamed event in Atlanta, GA on July 30. The updated strategy takes into consideration major shifts in the HIV prevention landscape since 2010, with new goals to reduce new HIV infections, improve access to HIV care, reduce HIV-related health disparities, and achieve a more coordinated national response to the disease.