Topic: Adherence

Adherence to prescribed treatment plans is critical for their success, and adherence support is a key component of medical case management services.

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Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • January 2009

    One-pager to help patients adhere to treatment regimens.

  • Tampa/St. Petersburg EMA
    January 2009

    Excel-based tools, each focused on collection of data on the following: adherence, dental care, mental health, and primary care.

  • January 2009

    Series of one-page surveys to assess client understanding of each of the following: medications, health maintenance, HIV and transmission, lab tests/health problems, information.

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2009

    Client-administered assessment tools to assist clinicians in working with clients on adherence to medication regimens.

  • Christiana Care Health Services
    January 2009

    Clinician assessment tool to use with clients in assessing their readiness to engage in HIV-related primary medical care and adhere to regimens.

  • New York Academy of Medicine
    October 2006

    The Center for Adherence Support Evaluation (CASE) Adherence Index is a three-question measure of self-reported antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence.

  • Florida Department of Health
    January 2004

    Collection of assessment chart tools, in English and Spanish. Topics cover such topics as:

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2004

    Client self-assessment tool to determine patient's confidence in taking medications under various scenarios (e.g., at work, in public place). Tool is designed to assess likelihood of adherence to antiretroviral regimens.

  • El Rio Community Health Center
    January 2004

    One-pager poses question to client, "How Ready are You for the Challenge of Taking Your HIV Medications Everyday" followed by scale for patient to mark where they self-assess their readiness.

Reports and Best Practices


  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
    September 2015

    HIV guidelines, quality of care, clinical education, resources, policies and publications.

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    March 2015

    High-impact HIV prevention interventionsbased upon scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions directed to the most vulnerable populations in the geographic areas where HIV prevalence is highest.