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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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    July 2016

    This fact sheet looks at organizational barriers to client engagement in care and strategies to address those barriers learned from AIDS United's Positive Charge Initiative.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    June 2016

    Library of text messages developed by the UCARE4Life research study. Includes messages for multiple situations (general adherence, daily reminders, basic HIV health literacy, retention in care, appointment reminders, risk reduction). Messages are provided in English and in Spanish.

     

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, JSI
    April 2016

    Brochures providing practical explanations of key concepts for Ryan White patients regarding getting health coverage, using coverage, and paying for care.

  • 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

Websites

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    October 2016

    HRSA/HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care.

  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
    September 2015

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

  • CDC
    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.

  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2015

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.