Public Health Solutions CAMS program partners with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to administer a broad range of public health programs with funding from HRSA (Ryan White), CDC (Prevention), and New York City Council.

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.

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Cancer Prevention Services Provides community outreach to promote breast and colorectal cancer screening. Venues include beauty salons and breast health events. Patient navigators conduct one-on one education, facilitate screeeing appointments, and give support and resources to eliminate barriers to screening, diagnostic testing and treatment. A mobile van provides screening, navigation and no-cost mammograms, clinical breast exams and breast health education to medically, underserved, economically-disadvantaged women. Breast health workshops raise awareness at city-wide community partners.
Care Coordination Services 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.
Case Management Services The programs provice case management services to eligible Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who do not adequately engage the HIV healthcare system, are inconsistent or non-adherent with care, or are challenged by personal or socio-economic barriers to care. Case management staff provide advocacy, education and the non-medical case management services, or referrals to such services, to equip clients in obtaining consistent medical care, social, legal and financial counseling, and the resources and support services they need to overcome barriers to and maintain optimal HIV and mental health.
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 Services 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 ReductionServices 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.
Harm Reduction Bupenorphine, Synringe Exhange, Naloxone, and/or Counseling Programs specifically target injection drug users and uses an enhanced peer-led engagement and support approach in the delivery of harm reduction substance use services that include: targeted outreach, individual and group level health promotion/education, hepatitis treatment counseling and care coordination, infectious disease testing , buprenorphine induction and maintenance, overdose prevention, naloxone kit dispensing and syringe exchange.
HIV Health Education Services The Positive Life Workshop programs provides education workshops for positive clients and enhances understanding of the impact of behavior on HIV-related health outcomes and helps PLWHA change behaviors.
HIV Prevention Services 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.
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
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.
Mental Health Services-Children Under 5 Years of Age Early childhood mental health services are provided to improve the mental health and functioning of children age five and under in NYC, with particular emphasis on children enrolled in EarlyLearn and universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) programs and living in high- need neighborhoods in NYC. Services include mental health treatment for the child, mental health consultations for school staff to address needs within preschool, depression screenings for parents/caregivers, family peer support, and case management and advocacy.
Mental Health Services-Older Adults Program is designed to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in older adults during six to eight sessions that focus on brief behavioral techniques. The following treatment components: treatment components: 1. Problem-solving treatment (PST), in which participants are taught to recognize depressive symptoms, define problems that may contribute to depression, and devise steps to solve these problems; 2. Social and physical activity planning, and 3. Pleasant event planning and scheduling.
Outreach to Homeless Youth These programs provide either outreach services in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SROs) or outreach services to adolescents.
PrEP & PEP Services Provide opportunities for individuals at high risk of HIV infection to access combination HIV prevention and optimize outcomes when they do by increasing their awareness about PrEP/PEP through outreach and education, provision of clinical care services, prevention linkage navigation to HIV prevention services and any additional support services.
Primary Medical Care Services for LGBT Individuals Provides health care services for LGBT populations, focusing on comprehensive primary care services including sexual healthcare and mental healthcare services. Services include initial and annual primary care.
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; HIV prevention education/risk reduction messaging; and PEP. These programs are intended to provide a holistic approach, incorporating wellness and health maintenance.
Services for People with Developmental Disabilities The Developmental Disabilities programs provide an array of services for uninsured or under-insured individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Clinical services include comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, rehabilitative services and psychotropic medication to individuals of all ages; recreational services include developmentally meaningful activities for those with an autism diagnosis during non-school hours for ages 3-21 and vocational services provide employment training, placement and on-the job coaching, 18 years old and up.
Supportive Counseling Services Provide services for individuals living with HIV, eligible for Ryan White services, and their family members to reduce stressors in their lives in order to remove barriers to engagement in HIV care and adherence to treatment. The individual living with HIV does not need to have a DSM-V diagnosis to receive supportive counseling services. Services include individual, family and group counseling; support groups; crisis intervention; peer- and professional-led interventions; and drop-in activities.