National HIV Training and Technical Cooperative Agreements-Focus Area: HIV/AIDS Medical Homes

Investigator: Ronald Goldschmidt, MD
Sponsor: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Location(s): United States


The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center of the School of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, (FXBC/Rutgers) and the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center for Excellence in Primary Care (UCSF/CEPC) have collaborated to form the HIV Medical Homes Resource Center (HIVMHRC), a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) funded national training and technical assistance cooperative agreement.

Characteristics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PC-MH) are team based care led by a personal physician or other eligible clinician, physician/clinician directed practice, whole person orientation through the provision of primary health care, integrated/coordinated care, quality and safety, enhanced patient access, and payment to reflect the added value to patients. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) emphasizes the need for a national effort to recruit and keep people living with HIV in care by establishing a seamless system to immediately link persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to continuous and coordinated quality care. Building upon existing strengths of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees the HIV-MHRC provides an important resource to strengthen primary care for PLWHA and to improve health care access and outcomes for a population of adults and children at significant risk for health disparities.