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Wednesday, November 28 • 10:00am - 11:30am
D-16 - Guidance for Effective Coordination of Care Across Settings for the Criminally Involved Living with HIV/AIDS: Integrated Services for Successful Reentry (CE)

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Florida accounts for the highest number of HIV-infected inmates in the United States, addressing the complex needs of this population is imperative. Moreover, ex-offenders often face numerous barriers, which can be further complicated by their HIV/AIDS status and comorbid conditions. Metro Wellness and Community Centers (Metro) is a non-profit in Central Florida that offers a broad range of services to inmates and ex-offenders, beginning with our Ryan White funded jail case management to our Office of Minority Health funded HIRE Project. Establishing a seamless system of care requires multiple stakeholders to provide continuous care, transition assistance and comprehensive HIV/AIDS-related services. This session provides strategies to optimize and integrate services for the criminally involved living with HIV to ensure that resources are maximized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the challenges facing criminally involved clients living with HIV, as well as the service providers, agencies and municipal, state and Federal Government programs serving them.
  • Participants will be able to state strategies used to link the criminally involved to care in order to maximize resources unique to this population.
  • Participants will be able to create a care plan for criminally involved clients based on case studies.


Ariel Ludwig

Program Coordinator - Reentry Programs, Metro Wellness and Community Centers
Ariel Ludwig currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Re-entry Services at Metro Wellness and Community Centers, a community-based non-profit serving West Central Florida. She received her BA degree from Kenyon College and a MA degree in Public Health from Yale University... Read More →

Priya Rajkumar

Director of Client Health Services
Priya Rajkumar is the Director of Client Health Services at Metro. She has been serving the Tampa Bay HIV community for over 12 years. Over the years Priya has worked in and managed programs in the arena of Medical Case Management, Minority AIDS Initiative, Reentry, Part D Florida... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
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