Programs & Expertise
Elimination of perinatal HIV transmission in New Jersey
The FXB Center works in partnership with the NJ Department of Health to provide technical assistance for programs related to the elimination of perinatal HIV transmission and improving reproductive health and preconception care services for people living with HIV within the State of New Jersey.
Our programs include:
The Access to Reproductive Care and HIV Services (ARCH) Program
- Provides nursing care in community based settings and public health departments reaching clients with substance use disorders. The nurses provide health education, screening, and linkage to health care for clients and are particularly focused on identifying pregnant women living with HIV and ensuring linkage to HIV and prenatal care services. Visit https://sites.google.com/view/arch-nurse-program/ for additional information.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement in the delivery of health systems for women living with HIV and their infants through a system of case abstraction, maternal interview, case review, and community action. The FXB Center has been performing the Methodology in Newark since 2011 and has expanded the program to a statewide review of cases of HIV exposure and congenital syphilis.
- For more information about the FIMR-HIV Methodology visit: http://www.fimrhiv.org/
Training for the Implementation of Preconception Care Services in HIV Care
- FXB Center established a quality improvement indicator to evaluate the provision of preconception care services in Ryan White Parts A, B, and D funded clinics in New Jersey. To support improvements in reproductive health and preconception care services at these sites, the FXB Center also provides training and clinical support tools.
The FXB Center has recently updated its educational brochure on important information for community members to know about pregnancy and HIV. The brochure is available for download here. A print version can be ordered by contacting Joanne Simone at email@example.com.
For more information contact:
Joanne Simone RN, MS
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center