Navigation Links
Boston Medical Center awarded $1M to expand HIV/AIDS patient care services
Date:7/18/2011

(Boston) The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has awarded a nearly $1.1 million grant to Boston Medical Center (BMC) to provide funding for HIV/AIDS support and case management services. The grant will allow for the expansion of BMC's HIV clinic already one of the largest in the state making it possible for a greater number of patients to receive more comprehensive care.

BMC's HIV clinic serves a high proportion of inner-city, low-income patients, as well as the highest number of women living with HIV in the state. Case management services, which include assisting patients with medical care coordination, referrals, insurance issues and counseling, are vital to providing effective treatment. According to Jonathan Hall, director of operations for the department of Infectious Diseases, those services require significant financial resources. "This grant will allow us to continue providing the essential, comprehensive services that our patients need," said Hall.

Patients with HIV/AIDS at BMC have traditionally had appointments in both the infectious diseases and primary care departments, which were housed in two locations. The opening of the Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center this past April, however, enabled the two departments to collaborate in one location, which the providers saw as a great opportunity for patients.

"We will now have a full and comprehensive continuum for HIV/AIDS case management services," said Hall, who said that there will now be a case manager within the department of primary care. "The goal is to continue to increase the number of patients that we serve in the new ambulatory space , which combines primary care and infectious diseases into one health care support system."

The grant also will support peer navigation services for HIV/AIDS patients, allowing clients to build a support network by interacting with other patients who are having similar experiences.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Boston University School of Medicine professor honored by the Endocrine Society
2. Boston Medical Center chief honored by AUA
3. Boston University researchers validate important roles of iPSCs in regenerative medicine
4. Boston University researchers find most substance-dependent individuals report poor oral health
5. Boston University School of Medicine professor receives award for quality of care research
6. Boston researchers create SMArt platform architecture, launch $5,000 health app competition
7. Boston Medical Center critical care chief receives grant for lung injury study
8. Boston University School of Medicine professor co-authors first book on deaf ethnicity
9. Boston University School of Medicine awarded grants to improve early detection of lung cancer
10. Boston University researcher lauded for leading-edge lung cancer research efforts
11. Boston, Oct. 21-24: Largest international pediatric oncology conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... Trinity Health today launched its inaugural ... aimed at improving care and reducing readmission rates for patients who are dually ... Health is to drive innovation that transforms our ministry and our industry to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 ... ... 2016 Annual Technology & Business Conference. The conference opened on Tuesday with Frank ... panel discussion on NCPDP’s PDMP Solution provided a deep dive on NCPDP’s model ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... Level 10 Head Over Heels Athletic Arts’ gymnast Alessandra Brovedani -- who goes ... fall of 2019. , After a handful of college visits, the Berkeley High ... her connection with the coaching staff and the excitement surrounding Wildcat Athletics. , “What ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of the innovative newly improved Iso-Hip Wrap. ... hip replacement patients. The plush design enhances comfort and enables the patient to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Nike Rugby Camp's ... rugby in San Diego. Willis, founder of Elite Rugby Camps and current Nike Camp ... players every year since 2009. , “I’m excited for our eighth summer here ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it is ... a video of two patients who tell their personal story and encourage those at risk ... Meet Jacque: Hepatitis C ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.) ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016  Forté Elements, LLC (Forté) is excited to announce the launch ... address the nutritional needs of recovery for a variety of clinical conditions. Founded in ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362548 Logo -  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362547LOGO ... ... ...
(Date:5/2/2016)...  Deerfield announced today it led the $44.5 ... Graybug Vision is an early stage pharmaceutical company ... for ocular diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration ... developed at Johns Hopkins University and has been ... Graybug Vision is developing ophthalmology products enabling ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: