Programming Connection

Health navigation 

Evidence review

Health Navigation – A review of the evidence to support the impact of health navigation

Evidence briefs

ARTAS – Short-term health navigation program increases percentage of people living with HIV engaged in care

Linkage to Care Intervention – An intensive, time-limited linkage-to-care intervention positively impacts engagement in HIV care

Check Hep C – A community-based program in New York City focused on linkage to care and patient navigation for hepatitis C treatment for marginalized populations, including people who use drugs.

Project HOPE – Intensive health navigation may not overcome barriers to care for people living with HIV who use substances

Patient Navigation – Eleven factors that impact the success of health navigation programs

HIV Nurse Navigator – Use of nurse navigator is associated with positive engagement and clinical outcomes in veterans with HIV

Linkage to hepatitis C care using a nurse navigator at the University of Virginia Infectious Diseases Hepatitis C Clinic – Linking people to care using a nurse navigator in a hospital-based clinic


Practice Guidelines in Peer Health Navigation for People Living with HIV The guidelines provide agencies with research- and practice-based information and recommendations to develop, implement and strengthen peer health navigation programs


Program models

Case study

A health navigation program for people living with HIV, hepatitis C and other chronic illnesses uses flexible care plans and long-term engagement to improve lives.

Case study

A clinic and outreach service that trains people living with HIV to help HIV-positive clients develop the ability to better manage their own health and care.

Case study

The Peer to Peer Program trains HIV+ peer mentors to provide tailored support to other people living with HIV.