Mission: Nashville cares mission is to end the hiv/aids epidemic in middle tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with hiv.
Programs: Insurance assistance: provides financial assistance for the payment of medical insurance premiums and/or medical and prescription co-payments/deductibles. Insurance assistance was provided to 3,972 individuals throughout the state of tennessee.
case management services: provides social services to meet financial and material needs of 2,123 hiv-infected individuals and their families living in 17 counties of northern middle tennessee.
dental assistance: provides financial assistance for dental care to 1033 hiv-infected individuals residing in 39 counties of middle tennessee.
educational services: provides prevention programs to utilize behavioral, biomedical, community level and structural interventions along side of statistical sciences and research to inform intervention development, implementation, monitoring and improvement among research & hiv prevention programs. Combined with testing/screening to help individuals learn their hiv status and take appropriate action these programs reached 59,072 individuals including educational social media contacts. Coupled with the middle tennessee epidemiological profile, these activities address hiv/aids primary and secondary prevention measures to assure optimal outcomes among middle tennessee's most at-risk communities for hiv/aids. Onsite services: manages access by clients to agency's full range of social services & manages phone access to cares services via an 800-number. Provides eligibility services for clients via medical case management associates. Also provided is pracitcal/material assistance such as nutrition assitance to 1,457 clients/families & transportation assitance to 819 clients/families living in 17 counties of northern middle tennessee. Emotional health and wellness: provides social services to meet emotional and/or therapeutic needs of 278 hiv-infected individuals and their families. Housing & financial assistance: provides social services to meet housing and related financial needs of 520 hiv-infected individuals and their families living in 17 counties of northern tennessee. These clients also received case management services. Public policy & advocacy: works to inform the community about the importance of the challenges of hiv/aids in tennessee and the benefits of federal-state-community partnerships to address the needs of prevention, treatment and care in our state.