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Public Health Solutions’ CAMS program partners with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to administer HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention funding.

The service locator idea started with the late Judi Verdino, former Vice President of HIV Care Programs and Special Projects, who passed away in 2008. Judi created a pilot database of HIV services in New York City designed to be searchable and mappable. The Public Health Solutions website team adapted Judi's idea, and tailored it for programs funded by NYCDOHMH and administered by CAMS.

This interactive map allows you to search for a Ryan White or Prevention-funded program by category, borough or both. Please see the Contractor Resources tab for other HIV/AIDS programs.

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Category Name Category Description
Care Coordination Provides medical and support services and interventions including the following: (a) care coordination, (b) health education and promotion, (c) medication adherence, (d) outpatient "bridge" medical care, (e) support and coaching and (f) assistance with social services and benefits to PLWHA in New York City, and in need of such services. The effective and integrated delivery of these services will ensure that PLWHA are linked to and maintained in care, and that they receive the support and social services they need to maintain continuous engagement in HIV primary care and have a "medical home". A "medical home" is an evidence-based medical infrastructure (based on the Chronic Care Model) which aims to deliver an integrated coherent service plan for medical, support, and social services while promoting access to and maintenance in care.
Community HIV Prevention The aim of funded programs is to decrease HIV incidence and prevalence among highly impacted populations in NYC at the community level to make progress towards the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by launching or expanding projects that employ community-level interventions with demonstrated evidence of effectiveness for HIV prevention.
Condom Distribution Services These contracts expand access to condoms in four types of venues in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and provide information about, and instruction in, condom use. Condoms are also distributed in non-traditional sites such as bars, barber shops, nail salons, etc., health fairs and special neighborhood events, high risk spots at least two nights per week including strolls/parks where high risk activities occur and outside of night clubs, and street outreach in high pedestrian traffic areas.
Food and Nutrition Provides home delivered meals, congregate meals and pantry bags, or any combination of these, along with nutritional assessment and counseling and access to other services to people living with HIV/AIDS, though co-location of services or linkage and referral. Services are delivered in a culturally competent manner, and are tailored to the therapeutic needs of the individuals receiving them.
Harm Reduction Provides low threshold, easily accessible harm reduction, recovery readiness and relapse prevention services to individuals who are HIV-infected and actively using drugs, relapsing or in recovery. Service elements may include rapid HIV testing, engagement in HIV primary care, medical outreach in SRO hotels, individual or group harm reduction counseling, assessment and referral for diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, screening and referral for substance use treatment, training and provision for overdose prevention with Narcan, and low threshold AOD services.
HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Provides rapid HIV testing, in communities with high prevalence of HIV, and linkage to care for newly diagnosed or known HIV+ individuals who have never been in primary care. Includes early intervention programs, which allow for prompt diagnosis, timely entry into care, and reduced disease transmission. Service elements include outreach, case finding, and engagement with the target population.
Home Care Services Programs provide comprehensive, coordinated home-based healthcare, support and service coordination that addresses the full range of client needs. Services provided also include psychosocial support, bereavement counseling and pastoral care to family members and caregivers, as well as respite for caregivers, childcare during appointments and hospitalizations and assistance with activities of daily living and household chores.
Housing Services Includes short-term rental assistance, short-term housing and supportive services, and permanent housing placement services.
Legal Services Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive civil legal and health-related advocacy services that assist clients in removing barriers and gaining access to primary care. Legal services are limited to those which are directly necessitated by a person's HIV status, including assuring access to eligible benefits such as housing and health care; discrimination and confidentiality litigation; permanency planning, including custody, standby guardianship and/or adoption; estate planning and other advanced medical and financial planning; and debtor/creditor proceedings such as bankruptcy.
Mental Health Services In order to address the barriers to appropriate treatment and care among PLWHA and severe mental illness, these programs provide comprehensive mental health programs in health centers and community-based organizations that are co-located with HIV primary care services or have established linkages with HIV primary care providers. These include services co-located with housing programs. Comprehensive services include mental health counseling, psychiatric care including buprenorphine treatment, and AOD counseling.
Outreach These programs provide either outreach services in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SROs) or outreach services to adolescents.
Services for Prison Releasees Provides community transitional services and relapse prevention services for HIV-infected detainees at Rikers Island and offers harm reduction services with a focus on reducing the risks of re-infection with or transmission of HIV and other infections associated with active substance use. Services offered include substance abuse and relapse prevention counseling linkages to CBOs for ongoing case management and substance abuse services upon release, and assistance to clients in transitioning to community living. Includes a 24-hour drop-in transitional center for newly released HIV-infected inmates with linkages to comprehensive health, mental health, housing, AOD and other support services.
Sexual and Behavioral Health for HIV Prevention Programs offer comprehensive sexual health as well as behavioral screening and linkage/treatment services for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women who have sex with men (TWSM) and other high-risk populations, with a goal of preventing new infections and reducing HIV-related health disparities. Funds must be used to provide services for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Services offered include a core set of screenings for sexual and behavioral health (including HIV screening) with on-site treatment; a social services assessment with appropriate resource linkages; and HIV prevention education/risk reduction messaging. These programs are intended to provide a holistic approach, incorporating wellness and health maintenance.
Supportive Counseling and Family Stabilization Provides services necessary to help PLWHA access and maintain HIV-related primary medical care, overcome barriers that prevent access and maintenance in medical care. Services support risk reduction behaviors, help clients move into appropriate service and treatment models (e.g. drug treatment, food and nutrition, primary care, clinical trials, multi-service settings and other social services), and facilitate active employment for as long as possible. Programs target individuals and/or families. Family-focused services strengthen and support children of HIV positive parents toward optimal development and connect HIV-affected families with minor children to family-oriented legal services as needed. Supportive counseling services are specifically targeted to those individuals whose need for mental health services does not result in a Diagnostic Statistical Manual-IV diagnosis and thus would not be eligible for licensed mental health services that are reimbursable by Medicaid or other third-party payers.