The Aya Circle of Care Project

Funded by:
Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Duration:
2022-2024

This project aims to increase accessibility to racially and culturally informed HIV support, treatment, and care for Black communities living in the Greater Toronto Area ( GTA). With a particular focus on the Eastern GTA and Peel Region communities, we will  implement and evaluate a team-based intensive case management model of care that provides in-person individualized support to Black people living with HIV with complex needs . We are proposing a new model of HIV service delivery for Black people that integrates clinical case management within a community health centre setting which is racially and culturally designed to meet the needs of Black populations in the GTA. This service delivery model will centralize the social determinants of health and address health inequities and disparities experienced by Black populations in Ontario in order to improve linkage to HIV care, improve the quality of life for Black people living with HIV and assist in the reduction of HIV infections for Black communities.

The Aya Circle of Care Project

Funded by:
Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Duration:
2022-2024

This project aims to increase accessibility to racially and culturally informed HIV support, treatment, and care for Black communities living in the Greater Toronto Area ( GTA). With a particular focus on the Eastern GTA and Peel Region communities, we will  implement and evaluate a team-based intensive case management model of care that provides in-person individualized support to Black people living with HIV with complex needs . We are proposing a new model of HIV service delivery for Black people that integrates clinical case management within a community health centre setting which is racially and culturally designed to meet the needs of Black populations in the GTA. This service delivery model will centralize the social determinants of health and address health inequities and disparities experienced by Black populations in Ontario in order to improve linkage to HIV care, improve the quality of life for Black people living with HIV and assist in the reduction of HIV infections for Black communities.

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