Partners in+care Webinar | The Massachusetts SPECTRuM Initiative: Peers & Nurses in Partnership
When: October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013

2pm EDT

Over the last several months, the in+care Campaign has heard several examples of peer-based programs that improve retention. For this webinar, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Bureau of Infectious Disease (BID) will share information about its Strategic Peer-Enhanced Care and Treatment Retention Model (SPECTRuM) initiative. SPECTRuM is an acuity-based program that identifies HIV-positive individuals with high levels of need, and provides these individuals with an intensive, short-term set of services to support long-term retention in care. Services are provided by peer/nurse teams and involve the use of HIV laboratory data to identify patients who may benefit from SPECTRuM services. Sophie Lewis, Director of Service Development at the BID Office of HIV/AIDS, and Noelle Cocoros, the BID Director of Research and Evaluation, will share details on how the SPECTRuM model was developed, how it is being implemented, and some of the early program outcomes that have been noted. After the presentation, there will be a panel discussion including NQC's peer consultant Adam Thompson, Sophie Lewis, and two SPECTRuM peer navigators.

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