HIV Testing, Prevention and Treatment in Health Centers Survey Tool

Investigator: Stephen Morin, PhD
Sponsor: National Association of Community Health Ctrs, Inc.

Location(s): United States


In 2003, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACHC began an effort to increase HIV prevention activities in health centers without Ryan White funding. Outcomes of this effort include a national survey and report on HIV testing, prevention, care and treatment practices in health centers; implementation and evaluation of a routine HIV screening pilot in six southeastern community health centers; and a new HIV testing model, tools and training geared toward centers without funding.  All tools, including those specifically for dental practices, have been tested and evaluated by health centers and continue to be updated as changes occur in the environment and quality improvements are made in the field. Read a profile about the pilot and development of the model, including processes, staffing, costs, and data collection on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange.  Learn how to implement the model in partnership with your state health department through the experiences of one Ohio health center participating in a rapid HIV testing and data collection initiative at the state level.  In 2012, NACHC collaborated with the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health on a toolkit to help health centers develop and implement systems for asking sexual health questions as a routine part of the primary care visit.  Visit NACHC’s page on Sexual Health for more information and to download a copy of the toolkit.