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Viral Load Suppression (VLS) Statewide Collaborative
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About Us

Purpose

To improve VLS rates among people living with HIV in Ohio.

We do this by:

  • Bringing together professionals and community members who want to improve VLS rates
  • Sharing VLS activities and projects 
  • Learning about best practices to improve VLS
  • Discussing how to improve VLS rates

Structure

The VLS Statewide Collaborative includes:

  • A webpage that contains data, projects, best practices, events, and resources
  • Quarterly (4 times a year) meetings through a conference call/webinar
  • A listserv for member communication

Contact us

Ohio Department of Health
Ryan White Part B Program
Care Data & Quality Team
614-387-2722
hivdata@odh.ohio.gov

 

Data

Continuum of Care reports

Ohio HIV Surveillance Continuum of Care report, 2017

VLS among people enrolled in the Ryan White Part B/ADAP program, statewide and by region. 

2018
Statewide: 2012-2018
Region 1:  Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, Wood
Region 2:  Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Knox, Marion, Richland, Seneca, Wyandot
Region 3:  Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina
Region 4:  Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Trumbull
Region 5:  Carroll, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne 
Region 6:  Athens, Belmont, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Washington 
Region 7:  Adams, Fayette, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton
Region 8:  Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren 
Region 9:  Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble
Region 10: Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert
Region 11: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway, Union

Local VLS projects

If you have a VLS project to share, submit the VLS Project Description Form.

  • Submit any current or past project, no matter the size or results
  • You may choose whether you want it shared on this website, through the member listserv, or both
  • Please consider sharing a project so we all can learn.

Project spotlight

Coming soon

Current projects

Coming soon - please consider sharing a project

Past projects

Coming soon - please consider sharing a project

VLS Best Practices

If you know of an evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention for VLS that is not listed on these websites, please contact us.

 

Disclaimer: Links to non-ODH sites by the Ohio Department of Health is for informational purposes only.  Providing a link does not constitute an endorsement of the linked site, its sponsors, the information, or products.

Interventions that are evidence-based or evidence-informed for viral suppression

LINK LA (Linking Inmates to Care in Los Angeles) - Evidence-based

RAPID (Rapid ART Program for Individuals with an HIV Diagnosis) - Evidence-informed

weCare - Evidence-informed

Interventions that list improved viral suppression as a goal

Adherence Improving Self-Management Strategy (AIMS)

Directly Administered Antiretroviral Therapy (DAART) for Drug Users

Directly Administered Antiretroviral Therapy (DAART) in a Methadone Clinic

Financial Incentives

Helping Enhance Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (Project HEART)

HIV Nurse Navigation Program

Pager Messaging

Partnership for Health

Patient-Centered HIV Care Model

Peer Support

Phone-Delivered Support Counseling for HIV Treatment Adherence

PositiveLinks

Project nGage

Taking Care of Me

Interventions recently or currently being studied

Healthy DIVAs

QI Tools

Here are quality improvement (QI) resources and tools that you can use for your projects. Got questions? Need help with a project? Contact us.

 

Disclaimer: Links to non-ODH sites by the Ohio Department of Health is for informational purposes only.  Providing a link does not constitute an endorsement of the linked site, its sponsors, the information, or products.

Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation

Quality Consumer Tutorial 1: Performance Measurement

Quality Consumer Tutorial 2: Quality Management Infrastructure

Quality Consumer Tutorial 3: Self-Management

Quality Consumer Tutorial 4: Quality Improvement

LeanOhio

LeanOhio is coordinated by the LeanOhio Office, within the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. The mission of LeanOhio is to make government services in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. To learn more about LeanOhio and the resources it provides, visit the LeanOhio website.

Ohio Department of Health Ryan White Part B Program

On-demand eLearning for quality improvement

Events

Below are the dates and times. You can learn more by clicking the meeting you are interested in joining.

By participating, you will:

  • Learn what is happening in Ohio around VLS
  • Come up with new ideas
  • Ask questions about projects
  • Get feedback on your projects

March 4, 2020 from 10AM-11AM

For call-in information, please contact us.

June 3, 2020 from 10AM-11AM

For call-in information, please contact us.

Join

Anyone interested in VLS can join for free. Click here to fill out a membership form.

Once you join, you will begin to receive information about meetings. You will also be on a listserv for member communications.