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Center for Integrated HIV Care Networks

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The HIV/AIDS Bureau in HRSA awarded a 3 year grant to the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Systems to establish the Center for HIV Care Networks. As a Special Project of National Significance (SPNS), the goal of the Center is to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating HIV providers to improve the quality, capacity and coordination of HIV care by:

  • Reengineering the HIV care contiuum based on a managed care model;
  • Optimizing HIV care resources;
  • Minimizing organizational redundancy;
  • Enhancing linkages among HIV care providers;
  • Assisting HIV providers to gain the skills needed to market themselves to health plans and successfully negotiate contracts;
  • Adopting sound business practices; and
  • Working with Federal, State and local policymakers to integrate Medicaid, CARE Act and other funding streams to maximize revenue and minimize administrative burden.

During the project, the Center provided training, technical assistance and consultative services to assist HIV care delivery systems in Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan to develop networks. Team members who provided these services include George Washington University, The Lewin Group, American Express Tax and Business Service, New York AIDS Institute, National Association of People with AIDS, and peer trainers.



  • American Indian Health & Services
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Chugachimiut
    Anchorage, AK
  • National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
    Oakland, CA


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The SPNS program began with some of the first Federal grants to target adolescents and women living with HIV, and over the years, initiatives have been developed to reflect the evolution of the epidemic and the health care arena.

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