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July 23, 2018

Linkage to Care Program Recognized

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In collaboration with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department and community partner, Good Samaritan Project, KC CARE’s Linkage to Care Program received two awards last week.

The team was awarded Community Leadership Award was given by the CAEAR Coalition and were also recognized as a National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice. The NACCHO Model Practice award recognizes organizations that have a strong commitment to innovated client care for HIV+ individuals.

Pictured above are Kaley  Garza, Hannah Larson, Olivia Johnson, Jess Harman, Seth Howerton, Kia Price (of Good Samaritan Project), and Daniel Spachek. Karen McCully is not pictured, as she was called away to work with a Linkage to Care client.

The Linkage to Care team works with newly diagnosed HIV+ clients and provides them with intensive, time-limited case management as they become linked to HIV primary care and other Ryan White services. LTC case managers also work with clients who have fallen out of care to help them reengage in medical care and achieve better health.

Congratulations to the Linkage to Care Team, and thank you for all your hard work!