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Community-based organization activities

Ending the HIV Epidemic in King County

Community Based Organization (CBO) Activities

A diverse set of community-based organizations (CBO) are working hard to end HIV in King County. In addition to their longstanding commitment and current efforts to prevent HIV and support people living with HIV, CBOs will be implementing the following activities:

  • Housing case management services
    • Bailey Boushay House is providing-medical case-management and outreach to PLWH who are living unhoused or experiencing homelessness within King County to support their preparation for and successful retention in permanent housing while working to assure their linkage to low barrier HIV clinical services and adherence to HIV medications while living unhoused and/or while developing stability in permanent housing.

    • Catholic Community Services: through their partnership with Harborview Medical Center to open the two Engage Health Clinics in Federal Way and Kent, CCS is providing housing case management to clinic patients who are in need of housing or housing support services.
  • Mobile and venue-based testing
    • Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center is piloting a new hybrid mobile HIV/STI testing program with linkage to PrEP and HIV care services, including partnering with CBOs and HCOs in SKC and linkage to care provided on-site (face-to-face or telemedicine) with Kelley Ross Pharmacy.

    • POCAAN is expanding its high impact HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through the expansion of its street, community, and internet outreach team. Funding request includes two
  • Stigma reduction and testing events
    • Center for Multicultural Health is hosting events led by focusing on stigma reduction and HIV/STI testing, PrEP linkage, and linkage to care and support focused on African-born Black populations.
    • Harambee! YMCA of Greater Seattle and UW are partnering to address the HIV epidemic within the East African community by reducing HIV stigma and offering HIV testing combined with other preventative health screenings in faith-based settings through the use of Community Health Navigators.
  • Peer services
    • Peer Washington is providing peer support for the HIV mobile outreach team. The peer support specialist will be connecting with folks living with HIV who have fallen out of care to have conversations, link them to resources and services, and provide support.


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