The Boston HAPPENS [Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services] Program is a project supported by Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, which provides a network of care for homeless, at-risk, and HIV-positive youth (ages 12-24 years), involving eight agencies.
The program has provided services to 1301 youth, including 46 who are HIV-positive.
Boston HAPPENS provides a citywide network of culturally and developmentally appropriate adolescent-specific care, including : (a) outreach and risk-reduction counseling through professional and adult-supervised peer staff, (b) access to appropriate HIV counseling and testing support services, (c) life management counseling (mental health intake and visits as part of health care and at times of crisis), (d) health status screening and services needs assessment, (e) client-focused, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and support, (f) follow-up and outreach to ensure continuing care, and (g) integrated care and communication among providers in the metropolitan Boston area.
This innovative network of youth-specific care offers a continuum from street outreach to referral and HIV specialty care that crosses institutional barriers.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Sans domicile fixe, Service santé, Modèle, Programme sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Homeless, Health service, Models, Sanitary program, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0501272
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 19/02/1999.