COVID-19: NORC at the University of Chicago and the BMSM Initiative demonstration sites are working together with the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) to move the Initiative forward during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Please visit the HAB website for additional information:
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Founded in 1987, EBAC is a department of the private non-profit 501(c) 3 Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, dedicated to the care and treatment of people living with HIV and AIDS. EBAC conducts a broad range of research and demonstration projects designed to better serve the most vulnerable and underserved Californians with, or at high risk for, HIV. EBAC is the largest HIV care provider in the East Bay, one of the largest in Northern California, and the only full-time hospital-based HIV primary care center in Alameda County. EBAC provides a comprehensive continuum of high-quality treatment and support services to all clients regardless of their income status, insurance, or ability to pay. EBAC offers a seamless continuum of culturally competent services focused on addressing the needs of the whole person.
Website: East Bay Advanced Care
Adapted Model of Care:, A Youth-Focused Behavioral Health Case Management Intervention
Intervention Service Area: Oakland Transitional Grant Area of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the two most easternmost counties of the San Francisco Bay Area
Intervention: Based on HIV outcome data for Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) in the region and the needs of their current client base, EBAC will implement E.R.A.S.E (Eradicating Racism and Striving for Excellence in HIV Care) with existing EBAC BMSM clients, ages 18-65, delivering intensive case management weekly for 2 months, then monthly for a total of 18 months. The goal of the intervention is to improve and increase retention and overall mental and physical health outcomes for difficult to reach and retain existing HIV-positive patients. The intervention will include the following strategies: