PIMS - Grantee Success Stories
FY 08 Grantee: Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
Name of Grant Project: CTA/CD Program
Capacity-building support services were delivered to community-based organizations (CBOs) operating in areas of New York City with the highest concentration of people living with HIV/AIDS. Key strategies included:
- Conducting needs assessment to identify gaps in CBOs' service provision and organizational infrastructure;
- Assisting CBOs in developing new HIV care and prevention programs (e.g. HIV/AIDS rapid testing, primary care, case management, mental health, substance use); and
- Developing a strong continuum of quality care by improving linkages and referral partners for the CBOs.
A mixed- method evaluation was conducted to identify the effectiveness of the grantee's TA delivery. Key evaluation tools included an organizational needs assessment prior to the TA provision, a project tracking tool designed to track the status and progress of the grantee's TA activities, and client satisfaction surveys with CBOs after the completion of TA. The evaluation found that over the course of three years, the grantee provided TA to a total of 19 CBOs, enhancing and expanding CBOs' existing onsite primary care, case management, and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. For example, the strategic planning sessions helped seven CBOs complete their feasibility studies and, as a result, two CBOs successfully established a new Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a new mental health program, which are expected to provide medical and other support services to an additional 5,000 individuals per year. The proposal writing workshops delivered by this project resulted in CBOs successfully securing a total of $1,180,000 in new service dollars. These results show that providing evidence-based, tailored, onsite one-on-one TA is effective in enhancing the capacity of CBOs that deliver quality health services for HIV/AIDS- infected minority populations.
Related NPA Goals
- Leadership - Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels.
- Health System and Life Experience - Improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial, ethnic, and underserved populations.
- Cultural and Linguistic Competency - Improve cultural and linguistic competency and the diversity of the health-related workforce.
Related Healthy People 2020 Objectives
- AHS-5 Increase the proportion of persons who have a specific source of ongoing care
- AHS-6 Reduce the proportion of individuals who are unable to obtain or delay in obtaining necessary medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines
- HIV-10 Increase the proportion of HIV-infected adolescents and adults who receive HIV care and treatment consistent with current standards
- HIV-13 Increase the proportion of persons living with HIV who know their serostatus
- HIV-14 Increase the proportion of adolescents who have been tested for HIV in the past 12 months