Health and Behavioral Health

WRI has contributed to improving health and behavioral healthcare services with projects concerning:

  • Community Health
  • Preventive Services
  • Staff Development
  • HIV/AIDS

Administrative Support

Technical Assistance to HIV/AIDS Programs: WRI assisted state-authorized agencies that provided substance abuse and harm reduction/needle exchange programs to clients with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Technical support included diversifying revenue sources and improving cash flow, identifying potential funders, and developing the capacity to integrate client services with existing programs. New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Publications and Training

Nursing Staff Manuals
WRI produced detailed manuals that included policies and procedures for nursing staff working in the agency’s residential facility and those working with foster families in the community. The project included the production of a variety of forms, which were provided on CD. Astor Services for Children & Families

Health Services Manual for Foster Care Services
WRI assisted in the development, editing, and design of Working Together: Health Services for Children in Foster Care, a manual that provides information on health assessments, preventive health care, health care coordination, medication, consent, confidentiality, health care providers, recordkeeping, and payment issues. New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Training Materials for HIV Intervention Project
WRI provided editorial and design assistance to create training materials for the Options HIV intervention project. The project educated healthcare providers about HIV risk reduction for primary care patients living with HIV. Materials included three manuals, appendices, patient handouts, and a brochure. Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention at the University of Connecticut

Research and Evaluation

Evaluation of School‑Based Health Clinics for Adolescents
WRI evaluated a demonstration project that provided school-based health care for adolescents in medically underserved communities in New York City.WRI conducted a review at nine clinic sites that included a description of the students, the services they received, and an assessment of patient satisfaction. Another study, conducted five years later, focused on the impact of the clinics on student attitudes, behaviors, and specific health outcomes. New York State Department of Health

Survey for HIV Health Unit
WRI developed a survey and wrote a report of findings regarding the medical and support service needs of 20 HIV-positive Hispanic women receiving services at the Betances Health Unit in New York City. The findings provided information on the types of primary medical care and support services required by Hispanic women infected with HIV. Health Resources and Services Administration

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