Partnerships for Care (P4C): Health Departments and Health Centers Collaborating to Improve HIV Health Outcomes is a three-year, multi-agency project funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund and the Affordable Care Act. Project leadership is provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BHPC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP). Other federal partners include the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau. The goals of the P4C project are to:
- Integrate HIV services into primary care at health centers through workforce and infrastructure development, service delivery, and quality improvement;
- Build sustainable partnerships between CDC-funded state health departments and HRSA-funded health centers located in high HIV prevalence jurisdictions through improved use of surveillance and EHR data, and coordination of care; and ultimately,
- Improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, especially among racial and ethnic minorities.
The P4C project is supported by the HIV Training, Technical Assistance and Collaboration Center (HIV TAC), established to coordinate, facilitate and develop opportunities for training, technical assistance, dissemination of promising practices and useful resources, and engagement.