Welcome to NY Links
NY Links identifies innovative solutions for improving linkage to and retention in HIV care to support the delivery of routine, timely, and effective care for Persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York State. We will bridge systemic gaps between HIV related services and achieve better outcomes for PLWHA through improving systems for monitoring, recording, and accessing information about HIV care in NYS. Region by region, we will utilize the learning collaborative model to fortify the links holding together communities of practice, and the links grounding them in the communities of consumers they serve.
This effort is a supported by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)-sponsored Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and the NYSDOH AIDS Institute.
Dr. Bruce Agins leads a discussion at the January 23, 2013 Upper Manhattan Learning Session.
NY Links Timeline
NY Links is a four year initiative with various components. The first two years will focus on establishing three successive “Waves” of collaboratives. The final two years will focus on conducting a statewide scale-up of strategies shown to have promise. Evaluation will through out the four years.
NY Links Measures Overview
The NY Links measures look to assess the strength of linkage and retention systems in all aspects of the patients care. For ease and consistency two of the measures are the same as the in+care Campaign measures.
Webinar |The Evidence Base for Improving Entry into and Retention in HIV Care - A Review of International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) Guidelines and Discussion of Their Application in NY Links
Dr. Michael Mugavero, a lead author on the IAPAC Guidelines, led this webinar for NY Links participants on January 8, 2013.
If you missed this webinar live or would like to share it with other staff at your agency, please click here to access a video recording of it. Once you open the link press play in the bottom left hand corner of the window and click "View Full Screen" in your browser.
Medscape "Retention in HIV Care" Series
We are also pleased to announce the publishing of Dr. Bruce Agins’ article "Retention in HIV Care: The Scope of the Problem" in the Medscape series.
Dr. Agins’ article is the first in the series, in which leaders in the clinical research field of HIV retention address key issues and implementation strategies to improve retention in care.
+ NY Links Resources
+ Data Submission Resources
+ Consumer Involvement
+ Webinar | Innovative Uses of Surveillance Data to Respond to the HIV Epidemic
- Queens and Staten Island Learning Session
- June 18, 2013,
- Upper Manhattan Learning Session
- June 21, 2013,
- Western New York State Learning Session
- June 26, 2013,
Popular Campaign Resources
+ April 10th Upper Manhattan Learning Session Resources
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