The JACQUES Initiative primary care program was initiated in 2008 and is the first in our country to employ a unique treatment adherence model into its care delivery model for urban settings. Family and friends are actively engaged into care.
The JACQUES Initiative provides comprehensive primary medical care to HIV positive men and women that includes onsite Case Management, Mental Health and Treatment Support services as well as referrals for Substance Abuse and Housing. Our model emphasizes the importance of a team approach thus we have multiple layers of communication which include:
The above listed staff represents the minimum attendance requirements for each meeting. Staff often attends multiple meetings.
“I am very satisfied with the staff at JI! Thanks for working with me via email, for Dr. Sowah allowing me to walk in, for the reminders and gentle pushes, and medical evaluation. Great switch for me!”
“This is like my second home and I love them all like family.”
“Everything about JACQUES I love. It is always a pleasure because the atmosphere is always positive and loving. Thank you.”
Any newly diagnosed or “out of care” HIV positive individual can access the JACQUES Initiative Connect 2 Care Clinic everyday by appointment or as a walk in. In the Connect 2 Care clinic, clients are:
Highly successful with assisting our difficult to reach patient population achieve and maintain viral suppression.
Once patients enter care at the JACQUES Initiative, they stay connected! Very few patients are lost to follow up.
Patients are asked to rate their satisfaction after every appointment and consistently patients report 98% - 100% satisfaction!