Supporting HIV care through education and innovation

If You Build It, Will They Come? And If They Come, Will They Stay?

If You Build It, Will They Come? And If They Come, Will They Stay?

October 2009
Boston University School of Public Health Health and Disability Working Group

Description

Lessons learned in engaging and retaining PLWHA in oral health care.

  • Engagement in care insights include: marketing, outreach to other providers, transportation assistance, use of a mobile van to co-locate services, special events, and word-of-mouth.
  • Retention in care insights cover: appointment reminders an availability, dedicated staffing (patient navigators and dental case managers/coordinators, patient education and empowerment, and gifts and incentives).

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