Medical Case Management
ACT employs ten medical case managers who are sited at health centers and community-based organizations throughout Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties. Medical case managers link HIV-positive individuals to appropriate medical care providers and offer ongoing assessments and evaluations of clients' physical, emotional and psychosocial needs. The goal of medical case management is to ensure optimal health outcomes for clients. Medical case managers are able to provide limited financial assistance with medical-related bills and basic living expenses. In addition, they can provide linkages to a variety of government and private assistance programs.
Project TLC provides short-term case management services to HIV+ inmates upon release from incarceration. Project TLC ensures that clients are not lost-to-care upon release by linking these clients to medical care, medication adherence support, entitlement programs and emergency housing.
The Housing Support program provides intensive case management and representative payee services for individuals who have a history of homelessness, evictions and/or housing instability. The goal of the program is to enable these high-risk clients to remain in safe, secure housing while ensuring that they remain compliant with medical care.
Medication adherence nurses provide individual education and counseling to clients who have a difficult time adhering to medication regimens. Click here to view our Medication Adherence Program (MAP) brochure.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services have been proven an important component in the care of HIV positive individuals who may experience any range of metabolic conditions which may be managed with dietary changes and nutritional support. Group and individual counseling is provided to clients by a Registered Dietician outside of a primary care setting and includes the provision of nutritional supplements. Eligible clients are Connecticut residents living with HIV and living below 300% Federal Poverty Level. Services are provided at Health Collective East in Manchester, Connections Wellness Center, and in home visits as appropriate.
Non-Medical Case Management
Non-Medical Case Management (nMCM) services include the provision of advice and assistance in obtaining medical, social, community, legal, financial, and other needed services. Unlike medical case management, this service does not include the coordination of medical care and treatments and is designed to meet the needs of HIV+ clients who are medically stable. Eligible clients are HIV+ living in Hartford’s Transitional Grant Area (TGA). Services are provided by qualified personnel at Health Collective East in Manchester and Connections Wellness Center in Hartford.
Psychosocial Support Services
Psychosocial support services are provided by HIV+ peers at the Connections Wellness Center. It includes one on one support, advocacy, and follow up with members of the wellness center as well as a weekly Men’s and Women’s group. The groups, facilitated by peer mentors, focus on social support and education.