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252033 Impact of oral care for PLWHA: Longitudinal results of the HRSA/SPNS Oral Health Initiative
Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
The impact of oral care for PLWHA: longitudinal results of the HRSA/SPNS Oral Health Initiative In 2006, the Health Resources and Service Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau through its Special Project of National Significance (HRSA/SPNS) funded 15 sites and a multisite center to develop, implement and evaluate innovative service delivery models aimed at increasing access and expanding comprehensive oral health care to people living with HIV/AIDS. This presentation will discuss the findings from a multisite longitudinal study with 2,469 HIV-positive patients that examined impact of the SPNS interventions on outcomes including changes in oral health practices, unmet needs, quality of life and retention in oral health care. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of HRSA/SPNS patients were racial/ethnic minorities and had not received oral health care for at least 12 months. Preliminary analysis found no significant differences by race/ethnicity on outcomes suggesting the HRSA/SPNS model may be reducing disparities in oral health care and treatment among PLWHA.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Senior Evaluator and part of the multisite evaluation team for the HRSA/SPNS Oral Health Initiative and oversee evaluation studies on engaging and retaining people living with HIV/AIDS in care and treatment at the Boston University School of Public Health.
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.