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Health Education/Risk Reduction

Health Education/Risk Reduction

HRSA Service Definition

Health Education/Risk Reduction is the provision of education to clients living with HIV about HIV transmission and how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. It includes sharing information about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling with clients to improve their health status. Topics covered may include:

  • Education on risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients’ partners and treatment as prevention
  • Education on health care coverage options (e.g., qualified health plans through the Marketplace, Medicaid coverage, Medicare coverage)
  • Health literacy
  • Treatment adherence education

Program Guidance:

Health Education/Risk Reduction services cannot be delivered anonymously.

Number of Clients Served, Units Provided, Expenditures, Cost per Client and 3 Year averaged Cost per Client (based on actual expenditures)

The Philadelphia EMA has not funded this service in the last three years.

Funding by Part, and info on any other payers

Total Part A Funds (Formula + Supp.) MAI Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. NJ) Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. PA) Total Part C EIS Funds (State & Local) Total Part D Funds (State & Local) Total Part F Funds
Last Year Allocation $555,487
Current Allocation $555,492

Consumer survey info 2017 n=392

n Used in the last 12 months Needed but did not get (last 12 months)
Health Education/Risk Reduction 139 89.2% 10.8%

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
Health Education/Risk Reduction - 9.2%

Recipient Service Considerations