In January 2017, the HIV Coalition Leads co-signed on a letter to the State addressing 3 issues that are of concern.
1. Equal transparency in funding for Domain 4 projects as exists in Domains 2 and 3.
2. HIV confidentiality to support collaborative care between multiple service providers.
3. Clarification of the use of non-cash incentives for DSRIP efforts.
The BHA 4cii Workgroup continues development of its social media campaign. Over the last several weeks they have selected a name, purchased a domain, and set up a website which is ready to go live once the group finishes populating it with services information.
BHA is taking the lead on collaborating on a peer training initiative this effort with fellow PPSs in the Bronx, namely BPHC and OneCity Health. The Alliance for Positive Change (formerly ASCNYC) recently shared a draft budget of what the package would look like and it is being reviewed.
The workgroup continues to engage partners in measuring the effectiveness of peer support services. The decision was made to focus primarily on appointment adherence as a data point. The goal is to show through data that peer interventions affect medical appointment adherence and reduce the no show rate. This will have wider implications and provider a strong business case for on-going funding of peer interventions as a core service.