Client Advocacy-related services offer an array of services designed to enhance the client’s well-being and stability beyond the direct health care continuum.

In 2000, HIV Health Services began to develop a Quality Management Program for HIV/AIDS services in San Francisco. As part of this program, HIV Health Services and the HIV Health Services Planning Council (CARE Council) identified a need for service delivery standards in San Francisco.

These services include but are not limited to assessment of disability income and health insurance needed for people who are too disabled to work; direct legal representation at all levels of appeal and in court actions to obtain benefits, including SSI/SSDI, Medi-Cal and Medicare, for HIV positive individuals; immigration issues; money management; employment preparation services; and limited transportation services in Marin
County.

All of the existing HHS standards of care were reviewed and evaluated by the HIV Health Services Planning Council over FY-2014-15, finalized in May of 2015, without any revisions required.

ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED THROUGH HHS THAT OFFER CLIENT ADVOCACY-RELATED SERVICES ARE:
  • Positive Resource Center
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Mission Neighborhood Health Center
  • UCSF / AIDS Health Project

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