Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color
Transgender Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center
From 2012 to 2017, the TETAC provided the HRSA Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color initiative with expert leadership in the multi-site evaluation and dissemination of findings and technical assistance (TA) and capacity building to improve the timely entry, engagement, and retention in HIV primary care for transwomen of color. The project was guided by four primary goals:
- Goal 1 (Evaluation) To provide support to the demonstration sites as they design and implement their site-specific evaluation plans, and to conduct rigorous, cross-site evaluation research that will make a significant contribution to improving the timely entry, engagement, and retention (from the cascade of care model) in quality HIV primary care for transwomen of color.
- Goal 2 (TA) To provide TA tailored to the specific needs of each demonstration site through teleconferences, a website, webinars, site visits, and meetings in a variety of domains including (1) program development, implementation, and sustainability; (2) clinical consultation; (3) multi-site and location evaluation; (4) human research protection; (5) IRBs; and (6) intervention manuals.
- Goal 3 (Capacity Building) To provide capacity building assistance (CBA) relating to the provision of quality clinical and culturally competent HIV primary care and social services to transwomen of color.
- Goal 4 (Dissemination) To synthesize and disseminate findings from demonstration projects to optimize impact on the timely entry, engagement, and retention in quality HIV primary care for transwomen of color.
Project Interventions Manual
The SPNS Transgender Women of Color Initiative Intervention Manual describes nine interventions for engaging and retaining transgender women of color in quality HIV care that the CoE evaluated under this HRSA SPNS initiative. (2018)
Each intervention is described, including:
- The local epidemiology and the unique needs of the populations served
- A description of each organization
- Key components of each intervention including outreach, recruitment, and retention strategies
- A logic model and/or a description of how each key intervention component addressed various stages of the HIV Care Continuum (e.g. linkage, retention, ART adherence, and viral suppression).
- Core intervention staff
- Description of community partners, when appropriate
- Staffing requirements and cost estimates
- Program planning and development needs
- Preliminary programmatic outcomes
- Important lessons learned
The following programs are participating as demonstration sites.
- Bienestar - https://www.bienestar.org/
Los Angeles, CA
- Chicago House and Social Service Agency
The TransLife Care Project
- Community Healthcare Network
TWEET Care Project
- Friends Research Institute, Inc.
The Alexis Project
Los Angeles, CA
- Howard Brown Health Center
- Public Health Institute
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, CA
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Tri-City Health Center