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Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services

HRSA Service Definition

The RWHAP legislation defines EIS for Parts A, B, and C. See § 2651(e) of the Public Health Service Act.

Program Guidance:

The elements of EIS often overlap with other service category descriptions; however, EIS is the combination of such services rather than a stand-alone service. RWHAP Part recipients should be aware of programmatic expectations that stipulate the allocation of funds into specific service categories.

RWHAP Parts A and B EIS services must include the following four components:

  • Targeted HIV testing to help the unaware learn of their HIV status and receive referral to HIV care and treatment services if found to be HIV- infected

- Recipients must coordinate these testing services with other HIV prevention and testing programs to avoid duplication of efforts

- HIV testing paid for by EIS cannot supplant testing efforts paid for by other sources

  • Referral services to improve HIV care and treatment services at key points of entry
  • Access and linkage to HIV care and treatment services such as HIV Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, and Substance Abuse Care
  • Outreach Services and Health Education/Risk Reduction related to HIV diagnosis

RWHAP Part C EIS services must include the following four components:

  • Counseling individuals with respect to HIV
  • High risk targeted HIV testing (confirmation and diagnosis of the extent of immune deficiency)

- Recipients must coordinate these testing services under Part C EIS with other HIV prevention and testing programs to avoid duplication of efforts

- The HIV testing services supported by Part C EIS funds cannot supplant testing efforts covered by other sources

  • Referral and linkage to care of HIV-infected clients to Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Substance Abuse Care, and other services as part of a comprehensive care system including a system for tracking and monitoring referrals
  • Other clinical and diagnostic services related to HIV diagnosis

Consumer survey info 2017 n=392

n Used in the last 12 months Needed but did not get (last 12 months)
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Unmet need

For the purposes of this document, need is based on the response of a consumer when asked if there was a service they needed. MMP interviews patients in care and asks consumers if they need a service and if they receive it. Client services unit data identifies needs at the time of initial intake.

2016 MMP Percent with a Need 2018 Client Services Unit Need at Intake
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Recipient Service Considerations

None.