The transgender women of color initiative: Implementing and evaluating innovative interventions to enhance engagement and retention in HIV care

Gregory Rebchook, Jo Anne Keatley*, Robert Contreras, Judy Perloff, Luis Freddy Molano, Cathy J. Reback, Kelly Ducheny, Tooru Nemoto, Royce Lin, Jeffrey Birnbaum, Tiffany Woods, Jessica Xavier, Starley Shade, Andres Maiorana, Jae Sevelius, Madeline Deutsch, Deepalika Chakravarty, Luis Gutierrez-Mock, Sam Ferguson, Walter BocktingFrank Galvan, Josie Paul, Lisa Kuhns, Matthew Weissman, Sabina Hirschfield, Jesse B. Fletcher, Kimberly Kisler, Victori Motherwell, James Swartz, Mariko Iwamoto, Sachiko Suzuki, Janell Tryon, Kate Franza, Jennifer Lee, Betsy Eastwood, Erin Wilson, Sean Arayasirikul, Adan Cajina, Chau Nguyen, Natalie Solomon-Brimage, Melinda Tinsley, the SPNS Transgender Women of Color Study Group

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Abstract

To improve health outcomes among transgender women of color living with HIV, the Health Resources and Services Administration's Special Programs of National Significance program funded the Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color Initiative in 2012. Nine demonstration projects in four US urban areas implemented innovative, theory-based interventions specifically targeting transgender women of color in their jurisdictions. An evaluation and technical assistance center was funded to evaluate the outcomes of the access to care interventions, and these findings will yield best practices and lessons learned to improve the care and treatment of transgender women of color living with HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-229
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Rebchook, G., Keatley, J. A., Contreras, R., Perloff, J., Molano, L. F., Reback, C. J., Ducheny, K., Nemoto, T., Lin, R., Birnbaum, J., Woods, T., Xavier, J., Shade, S., Maiorana, A., Sevelius, J., Deutsch, M., Chakravarty, D., Gutierrez-Mock, L., Ferguson, S., ... the SPNS Transgender Women of Color Study Group (2017). The transgender women of color initiative: Implementing and evaluating innovative interventions to enhance engagement and retention in HIV care. American journal of public health, 107(2), 224-229. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303582