Programs: Health care coordination:our health care coordination programs comprise the largest service area for chasi. The most significant program in this area is our nys health home a program for medicaid beneficiaries with chronic health conditions that assists with engagement, retention and adherence in regular care. A large component of this work involves active outreach to enlist vulnerable individuals that are not in consistent care. Chasi is a member of the coordinated behavioral care network of providers, and over 220 clients were served by health homes in fy13. This area also includes our hiv comprehensive and supportive case management programs that offer a community based team approach to working with hiv individuals and their families to stabilize and support their entrance into and management of health and social services necessary to sustain health. In fy13, we provided care coordination to 140 clients - 73% of whom saw decreases in their hiv viral loads while in this program.
health education and promotion:health education and promotion programming offers multiple points of entry for community members to learn about and prevent or treat hiv, hepatitis c, diabetes and hypertension. This includes one-time community workshops, multiple session workshops with high risk groups, individual level education/counseling with high risk individuals, condom distribution, access to sterile syringes, and free hiv, hcv, diabetes and hypertension testing and linkage to care. Chasi is also a ny state certified opioid overdose prevention training provider delivering overdose prevention teaching and tools to the community. Services are delivered at two storefronts, our community food pantry, the lgbt community center and on two mobile health units as well as at neighborhood venues. Specific target programs this year included disaster recovery services in hurricane sandy affected areas, as well as intensive neighborhood-based hiv and hcv testing initiatives in areas of high seroprevalence.
oasas: the oasas program is a new york state licensed service providing medically supervised, outpatient individual and group treatment for chemical dependency. Ancillary services include toxicology testing for community partner agencies, educational services for anger management, parenting and dwi and health screenings by an rn. In fy13, chasi served 249 people in the oasas program, including 178 new admissions to the program.
other program services include the lgbt center, anti-poverty services and hurricane recovery.
this is one amazing place i remember it as the staten island aids task force, I was one of the original youth aids task force member back in 1996 this is were i started my passion for educating young people about HIV/AIDS and today in 2012 im still doing it but with the lgbt youth. I have very good memories of SIATF the people there accepted me and help me to come out thank you all for being a great influence in my life ralph vogel, cris bauer, marcia and barbara will always be in my heart love kiven harris YTF 1996
I have worked for this agency since 1995 in a variety of roles. Today I work at the Staten Island Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center at 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd floor, as Manager of Information, Referral & Special Projects. Community Health Action (which until 2004 was called the Staten Island AIDS Task Force) is the only Staten Island agency that serves the LGBT community, among other populations. It is also the only agency that offers FREE Hepatitis C testing on Staten Island. It is Staten Island's major HIV testing agency. We also provide reproductive health services for youth ages 13 to 24. We have a community food pantry. We offer case management, treatment education and adherence support and client activities for people living with HIV and AIDS. We have an addiction treatment program that helps people with substance use issues get and remain clean and sober. We have two mobile units that travel to many areas of the Island for regular testing and other services, as well as special events such as health fairs. In addition to all these services and more, Community Health Action is a great place to work and to volunteer. Our staff is caring and competent; our supervisors are supportive and open to input. There is no agency more worthy of praise and donations than Community Health Action of Staten Island.