SPNS Initiative: Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino(a) Populations, 2013-2018

Background

This Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program initiative, Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino(a) Populations, is a multi-site demonstration and evaluation of culturally-specific service delivery models focused on improving health outcomes among Latinos/as living with HIV. The initiative currently funds ten demonstration sites for up to five years to design, implement, and evaluate innovative methods to identify Latinos/as who are at high risk or living with HIV and improve their access, timely entry, and retention in quality HIV primary care. This initiative is one of the first public health adaptations of the transnational approach, with interventions targeting HIV-infected Latino/a subpopulations living in the U.S. that are specific to their country or place of origin. The University of California at San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies serves as the Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) for this initiative.  The ETAC coordinates the multi-site evaluation, provides programmatic technical assistance to the demonstration sites, and leads publication and dissemination efforts of best practices and lessons learned.

Grant Recipients

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2016