The HIV/AIDS women of color initiative improving access to and quality of care for women of color

Arthur E. Blank, Susan Louise Ryerson Espino, Betsy Eastwood, Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Jessica Xavier

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In September 2009, the Health Resources and Services Administration, (HRSA) HIV-AIDS Bureau funded 11 programs to engage and retain women of color (WoC) living with HIV in care. This field report describes the rationale for this Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) initiative, the 11 programs in terms of their theoretical frameworks as well as the contexts and mechanism of care, and outlines some factors that may influence engaging and retaining WoC in care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2013



  • Access to care
  • Peers
  • Retention in care
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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