PHIMC is continually developing resources and tools to improve public health capacity and enhance healthcare systems. Below is a list of current resources to help improve your practice. Please contact PHIMC if you would like to learn more about a specific resource or how the work might be replicated in another setting.

Reports and Presentations

Chicagoland Linkages to Care
An in-depth portrait of linkage to care services for newly diagnosed and lost-to-care individuals based upon key informant interviews with HIV service providers throughout Chicagoland.

Breaking the Cycle: Getting Out and Staying Healthy
This booklet describes the efforts of the Community Reentry Project.

Community Reentry Project (CRP): Progress towards the Illinois HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) asked the Community Reentry Project (CRP) to lead a planning process to inform IDPH’s statewide HIV/AIDS strategic plan. This presentation was prepared for the 2014 Illinois HIV/STI Conference.

IDPH HIV Strategic Plan: CRP Section
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) asked the Community Reentry Project (CRP) to lead a planning process to inform IDPH’s statewide HIV/AIDS strategic plan. This is the original CRP section of the plan.

IDPH HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan: 2012-2015 CRP Progress Report
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) asked the Community Reentry Project (CRP) to lead a planning process to inform IDPH’s statewide HIV/AIDS strategic plan.  The section included here is the CRP’s progress report on the strategic plan.

Chicagoland Housing Needs for Adults Leaving Correctional Facilities
This document created by the Community Reentry Project outlines the need for housing resources for reentry populations.

Tools

Provide Enterprise-HCT Report Guidance
This document serves as a tool for agencies funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health using the Provide Enterprise © data system. The PDF walks the user through a step-by-step process of running the “Prevention- Performance Assessment-Testing- HIV by Agency Region Grant” report.

Provide HERR Report Guidance
This document serves as a tool for agencies funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health using the Provide Enterprise © data system. This PDF walks the user through the step-by-step process of running the “HERR Service Delivery Demographics” report.

Agency Scope Tracker Spreadsheet
This generic scope-tracking excel template allows agencies to fill in their assigned scopes and track their progress for any given contract period; equations are pre-entered.

Videos

Breaking the Silence: The Community Reentry Project
This video showcases Community Reentry Project (CRP), a multi-stakeholder initiative led by PHIMC that coordinates reentry efforts in Illinois.

HIV and Everyday Lives
This video was created for behavioral and mental health service providers to use with patients when implementing HIV screening.

Websites

i-Test: Illinois Technical Assistance, Education, and Support for TestingThis website was created to ensure that providers in Illinois have access to a collection of resources that can be used to implement HIV routine testing and to enhance the quality of HIV care services.

MRSA: What Schools Need to KnowThis is a portal providing information on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections in schools and community colleges.