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Bridging the Gaps Focuses On High-Risk Minority Families Impacted By HIV/AIDS By Providing Comprehensive Support Services

Grantee Information

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service Inc.
279 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 665-6558 (Phone)
(718) 665-9297 (Fax)

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service (DSFHS) is a community-based, certified, non-profit Home Health Agency that provides professional, holistic and family focused home health care to persons in need. Services promote human growth and independence. Special emphasis is given to care of the poor, the marginalized and the elderly.

Grant Project Information

Bridging the Gaps Focuses On High-Risk Minority Families Impacted By HIV/AIDS By Providing Comprehensive Support Services
Luarnie Bermudo
(718) 665-6558


Bridging the Gaps will address HIV/AIDS in the South Bronx, with a focus on individuals from minority racial and ethnic groups who are in transition from substance abuse programs. The project intends to use a family-centered model to bring coordinated, high-quality, and culturally and linguistically appropriate health care and social supportive services to HIV-positive residents in the South Bronx of New York City. To this end, DSFHS will work with partners such as Morris Heights Health Center Inc., Steinway Child and Family Services Inc., All Med, and St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction to provide a range of services, including clinic-based care, primary care, housing and food assistance and employment assistance. DSFHS will also engage in outreach and educational campaigns for South Bronx residents. The intended outcomes of this project include improved HIV/AIDS-related health outcomes in South Bronx minority residents and increased access to health care and social services. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected on a range of performance measures, including the number and types of referrals and the number of individuals receiving different kinds of treatment. Data will be regularly analyzed and collected from medical forms and charts and other program records. Additionally, DSFHS will conduct quarterly focus groups to assess the quality of care being provided through the program.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)

Key Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):

Healthy People objectives were not specifically identified.

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