Enhancing Access for Women of Color Initiative

Enhancing Access for Women of Color Initiative

The Special Projects of National Significance Enhancing Access to and Retention in Quality HIV/AIDS Care for Women of Color Initiative is a multi-site demonstration and evaluation of HIV service delivery interventions for women of color, a population at high risk to HIV/AIDS. The initiative funds ten demonstration sites for up to five years to design, implement and evaluate innovative methods for enhancing access to and retaining women of color living with HIV/AIDS in primary medical care and ancillary services. Interventions include community-based outreach, patient education, intensive case management and patient navigation strategies that promote access to care. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Women of Color Evaluation Center (WOCEC) for this initiative, is coordinating  the multi-site evaluation and provide programmatic technical assistance to the demonstration sites. The study evaluation design will assess the effectiveness of the selected models in enhancing access to and retention in HIV/AIDS care for women of color.


  • Center for Human Services, Bethesda, MD
  • Community AIDS Resource, Inc., (Care Resource) Miami, FL
  • Health Services Center, Inc., Anniston, AL
  • JWCH Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • New North Citizens Council, Inc., Springfield, MA
  • Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc., Longview, TX
  • The Core Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • The Research Foundation of State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (Women of Color Evaluation Center)

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