BANPH: Bay Area Network for Positive Health
The BANPH Team leads a consortium of 12 agencies from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area committed to reducing the number of local HIV+ persons out of care. We are achieving this goal through a coordinated effort that locates these individuals, strengthens their peer and social networks that help in linking them to care, and reduces provider-based barriers.BANPH agencies include those who are able to reach the most marginalized and disenfranchised persons including those living in poverty, transitioning out of jail/prison, substance users, immigrants, transgender persons, and people of color. Our strategies for linking HIV+ persons to HIV care come from a holistic and empowerment model. BANPH's success are evident, not only by the number of HIV+ persons we engage in care, but also by closing health care gaps, and increasing collaboration and coordination across relevant service agencies throughout the Bay Area. Click on the links below to learn more about the project.
The BANPH team will present a poster at the 8th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence. The conference will take place June 2013 in Miami.
Funder: AIDS United/Limited Competition
Dates: April 1, 2010- June 30, 2015
Lead Faculty: Cynthia A. Gómez
Affiliated Project Staff
- Debra Allen, Outreach Coordinator
- Nicholas Alvarado, MPH, Network Coordinator
- Dennis Browe, MA, Project Assistant
- Danielle Gordon, Evaluation & Clinical Coordinator
- Rosario Noble, Linkage Specialist