About

Building on the success of the STOP HIV/AIDS Structured Learning Collaborative, the HIV Continuum of Care Collaborative was launched in November 2013. The HIV Continuum of Care Collaborative followed Breakthrough Series Collaborative Methodology, to provide diverse healthcare sites a framework for learning, sharing, collaborating, and improving their HIV care. Sites formed improvement teams and worked together to define locally relevant aims, measure quality indicators, and test evidence- and experience-based changes in the pursuit of better care processes and outcomes for people living with HIV. A total of 23 teams participated in quality improvement activities over 15 months.

  • Teams reached and sustained near-target outcomes for quality indicators
  • A more diverse group of teams came together to participate in the Continuum of Care Collaborative
  • A post-collaborative focus group highlighted the impact of the Collaborative to: provide an opportunity for teams to get organized, strengthen working relationships, and create greater capacity for improvement
  • Greater capacity for change and improvement
  • Greater system capacity to meet greater demand for high quality HIV care and services

Conclusions

The HIV Continuum of Care Collaborative helped 23 diverse sites across BC improve the quality of HIV/AIDS care and services, improve patient engagement in care and strengthen partnerships in care. As with the STOP HIV/AIDS Structured Learning Collaborative, the Continuum of Care Collaborative participants and teams have been observed to have developed greater system capacity for change, effective chronic illness care, and ability to meet increased demand with high quality HIV care and services.

All documents, resources, webinars, and event recordings related to the Collaboratives are available for viewing in the Tools and Resources section. If you would like more information, please contact hivcollaborative@cfenet.ubc.ca.

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