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ASO/CBO survey

IMPLICATIONS Data from HealthHIV’s inaugural State of ASOs/CBOs in the U.S. survey suggests the following implications.

ASOs/CBOs need more support to build confidence and capacity in responding to the dynamic healthcare landscape. ASOs/CBOs view their current state as uncertain and challenging. Among the top six most common responses from ASOs/CBOs on the state of ASOs/CBOs in the US, five words used indicated threatening circumstances for organizations: “challenging”, “uncertain”, “fragile”, “struggling”, or “unstable”. These responses may indicate apprehension and lack of confidence in the ability of ASOs/CBOs to adapt in a dynamic healthcare environment.

More ASOs/CBOs are needed in rural areas. Only a small number of ASOs/CBOs (12%) reported locations in rural areas. While the HIV epidemic is primarily urban, many parts of the country are experiencing a greater number of new diagnoses in rural or suburban areas. In the Deep South, 28% of new diagnoses are in rural and suburban areas. People living with and at risk for HIV in rural communities have limited access to health care providers with HIV experience, including those who provide HIV testing and/or PrEP. Rural communities often have higher levels of poverty and HIV-related stigma, are disproportionately affected by cuts to Medicaid, and have more uninsured and underinsured esidents per capita. For these reasons, safety-net providers such as ASOs/CBOs and health centers are essential to ensuring improved health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.

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HEALTHHIV'S INAUGURAL STATE OF ASO/CBO NATIONAL SURVEY  

HealthHIV conducted a first-of-its-kind national survey of nearly 500 AIDS Service Organizations and Community-Based Organizations (ASOs/CBO...

HEALTHHIV'S INAUGURAL STATE OF ASO/CBO NATIONAL SURVEY  

HealthHIV conducted a first-of-its-kind national survey of nearly 500 AIDS Service Organizations and Community-Based Organizations (ASOs/CBO...

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