SPNS Initiative: Improving HIV Health Outcomes through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services, 2017-2020


This initiative supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions that coordinate HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH) in racial and ethnic minority communities.  The overall goal of this coordinated services intervention is to decrease the impact of the social determinants of health (such as unmet housing or employment needs) that affect long-term HIV health outcomes for PLWH impacted by employment and housing instability in racial and ethnic minority communities.  To promote long-term health and stability for PLWH, this initiative supports and one Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (ETAP) and 12 demonstration sites across the United States that will implement, evaluate, and disseminate innovative strategies for integrating HIV care, housing, and employment services into a coordinated intervention. This Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiative is supported through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) and the SPNS Program.

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Date Last Reviewed:  December 2017