Good ideas are happening in Nashville at My House. By My House we mean a collaboration project between Neighborhood Health, Nashville CARES and Street Works. Neighborhood Health is a Community Health Center that not only has provided excellent care for over 40 years, but they are also always trying to figure out better ways to deliver care. My House came about after the three organizations realized that it was better to provide a one‐stop-shop for those with HIV/AIDS or at risk and their family and friends, rather than have the needs met at three separate locations. The project’s goal is to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS throughout Middle Tennessee. A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helped bring the project to fruition. The full range of services will include education, testing, prevention, navigation, counseling, and STI/Hepatitis/TB testing and screenings, medical treatment and essential support services.
“People in Nashville and middle Tennessee who are at risk for HIV have had few alternatives for regular care and prevention counseling,” said Mary Bufwack, Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Health. “My House will be an invaluable resource to those at risk for HIV and those living with HIV, providing care and support in a culturally informed multi-agency client-friendly setting.”
Doors at My House are scheduled to open this month.
You can read more about the project in the local newspaper, the Tennessean.