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Evaluation of a system designed to link people living with HIV/AIDS with mental health services at an AIDS-service organization


  • Feldman, Matthew B.
  • Weinberg, Gregg S.
  • Wu, Elwin


This study evaluated the Rapid Response System, an initiative designed to link people living with HIV/AIDS with mental health services at an AIDS service organization. Data were extracted from agency records for 314 clients who had contact with the Rapid Response System over a 6-month period. Of the 281 clients who scheduled an appointment for an evaluation to initiate mental health services, 64% completed the evaluation. In the multivariate analysis, Latinos were significantly less likely than whites to complete the mental health evaluation. Further, there was a significant decrease in the likelihood of completing the mental health evaluation as the number of days between the Rapid Response System contact and the date of the evaluation appointment increased.

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  • Feldman, Matthew B. & Weinberg, Gregg S. & Wu, Elwin, 2012. "Evaluation of a system designed to link people living with HIV/AIDS with mental health services at an AIDS-service organization," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 133-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:35:y:2012:i:1:p:133-138
    DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.08.005

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    1. Jody Hoffer Gittell & Leigh Weiss, 2004. "Coordination Networks Within and Across Organizations: A Multi-level Framework," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(1), pages 127-153, January.
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    Mental health; Linkage; Intervention; HIV;


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