Accessing care for U.S./Mexico border populations living with HIV/AIDS: The role of HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau and the special projects of national significance

Lois Eldred, Laura Cheever, Deborah Parham-Hopson

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Abstract

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) provides health-care to underserved areas in the U.S. and addresses disparities in health-care among U.S. populations. HRSA's Ryan White CARE Act provides HIV care and supportive services for persons with HIV and AIDS in the U.S. and its territories. Five projects were funded as Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) from 2001-2005, to improve care and access to HIV services along the U.S.-Mexican Border. These projects developed culturally appropriate and innovative outreach strategies, expanded counseling and testing in border communities, assured continuity of care through intensive case management services and increased clinical capacity through provider training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Border health
  • Demographic characteristics
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HRSA SPNS
  • Hispanic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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