A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
An emergency department uses an eight-variable risk assessment tool to determine which patients should be tested for undiagnosed HIV, leading to the identification of the same number of HIV-positive patients as through universal screening, thus suggesting greater cost-effectiveness.
A local foundation developed community-based testing programs and partnerships with medical homes to provide real-time linkages to HIV care to newly diagnosed patients and to support these patients in transitioning to care, nearly doubling the number of patients initiating treatment.
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.
A statewide text messaging service provides minority youth and young adults in Illinois with accurate information on HIV/AIDS and connects them to free HIV testing and related services.
An easily accessible center offers a safe, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment in which homeless youth, particularly those who identify themselves as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, can access a wide array of medical and social services.
Sexual health clinics offer patients the option of requesting an appointment for nonurgent conditions via a Web-based system; the program has proven quite popular with patients and, along with other initiatives, has enhanced the clinics' ability to offer appointments quickly and serve new patients.
Sexual health clinics communicate most test results via text message, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment and greater clinic capacity for handling new cases.
A four-step protocol makes human immunodeficiency virus screening a routine part of primary care, leading to significantly higher testing rates and the identification of more infected individuals.
Health centers offer rapid HIV testing to patients as part of routine primary care, leading to a significant increase in testing rates.