The Transgender Women of Color Initiative: Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Interventions to Enhance Engagement and Retention in HIV Care

Am J Public Health. 2017 Feb;107(2):224-229. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303582.


To improve health outcomes among transgender women of color living with HIV, the Health Resources and Services Administration's Special Programs of National Significance program funded the Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color Initiative in 2012. Nine demonstration projects in four US urban areas implemented innovative, theory-based interventions specifically targeting transgender women of color in their jurisdictions. An evaluation and technical assistance center was funded to evaluate the outcomes of the access to care interventions, and these findings will yield best practices and lessons learned to improve the care and treatment of transgender women of color living with HIV infection.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • HIV Infections / ethnology*
  • HIV Infections / therapy
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Work / organization & administration
  • Transgender Persons
  • United States
  • United States Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Urban Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Urban Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Urban Population