HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV

HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV

Friday, July 20, 2018
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

The Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV project was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) to identify best practices for enhancing services to youth living with HIV (YLWH), ages 13-24, that contribute to better outcomes in treatment adherence and viral suppression. As part of the project, a technical assistance (TA) webinar series will be held in August 2018 for HRSA HAB Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-funded providers. These sessions are presented by DSFederal Inc., Cicatelli Associates (CAI), Mission Analytics, and RWHAP provider partners.

As part of the HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV project, site visits were conducted with 20 youth serving RWHAP-funded providers and included focus groups and 1:1 interviews with YLWH served at each site as well as interviews with site staff.  The Building Futures: Serving Youth Living with HIV webinar series and a TA toolkit was developed from these and other project activities. 

Webinar Series: Improving Services to Youth Living with HIV - Lessons from the Field

The HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV TA webinar series will cover the experiences of RWHAP-funded providers in developing and enhancing services geared toward YLWH. The webinars will also highlight a newly developed Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV TA toolkit aimed at improving youth viral suppression and treatment adherence. The webinars are being presented by the HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV project team* in partnership with youth-serving RWHAP providers and include the following:

Infrastructure Development - Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2-3:30pm EDT

This TA webinar will discuss staff recruitment and retention, improving communication with youth, and LGBTQ-friendly policies. 

Informing Program Development - Thursday, August 16, 2018,  2-3:30pm EDT

This TA webinar will discuss gathering feedback from youth and data-driven programming. 

Wraparound Services - Thursday, August 23, 2018,  2-3:30pm EDT

This TA webinar will discuss youth support groups, support service needs, and re-engaging youth lost to care. 

Clinical Service Models - Thursday, August 30, 2108,  2-3:30pm EDT

This TA webinar will discuss youth-centered services and interdisciplinary care teams. 

Coming Soon: The HRSA HAB Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV TA Toolkit