Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12DATA POINTS: A Health Department Roadmap for Enhancing Data to Care Programs 8 Prior to contacting an individual on the NIC list, the LTCC conducts a pre-case analysis and queries the following information systems to verify an indi- vidual’s care status: 1) Look in PRISM for episode history information 2) Read history interaction with DIS 3) Research CD4/VL in PRISM 4) Ramsell (ADAP database) The following databases are used to update an individual’s patient address/ contact information: 1) Research TLO (Lexis/Nexis), new locating information (i.e., address, phone, email) 2) Department of Motor Vehicles 3) eHARS for address information 4) Denver Health and Hospitals and University of Colorado Hospital medical records 5) Other internet sites (Facebook, white pages, jail searches) 6) Post office searches – send a re- quest to the post office to see if in- dividual sent a forwarding address 7) Databases used in pre-case analy- sis to update locating info. Massachusetts:Necessary ConversationstoAdvance DatatoCare The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Office of HIV/ AIDS (OHA) developed an 8-12 month D2C Community Engagement Plan with technical assistance provided by John Snow Institute (JSI, Inc.) and supported by the CDC. The goal of this plan was to increase community understanding of and support for public health interventions using HIV surveillance data to improve timely linkage to and retention in care for PLWH (i.e. D2C). Our objectives were to share information about Data to Care activities with a variety of Massa- chusetts HIV community advisory and stakeholder groups, and to engage in a dialogue about perceptions and concerns, recent local experiences, and opportunities to advance prevention and care. What Did We Do and How Did We Do It? We facilitated a range of community engagement meetings to highlight the value of Data to Care activities. These meetings were highly partici- patory, and included discussion of (1) objectives of data to care approaches, (2) security and confidentiality of data sharing processes, and (3) the quality of engagements with newly diagnosed and not in care PLWH reached through D2C efforts. Engagements took place during reg- ularly-scheduled meetings of existing integrated HIV planning bodies. Mate- rials for each meeting were designed and executed in consultation with a representative of JSI, Inc. Leadership from MDPH OHA, Division of STD Prevention, and HIV/AIDS Surveillance Programs conducted presentations to demonstrate the shared promise of this activity, the integrated approach, and commitment to enhance our public health responses. To ensure effective and meaningful engagement, MDPH generated a set of discussion questions to elicit specific feedback. Questions varied from one community group to another, based on the partici- pants, expertise, and perspectives. Lessons Learned and Support to Advance Data to Care Activities in Massachusetts D2C engagements with advisory bodies and stakeholder groups were well received and highly successful. Early and frequent input into this new process of using surveillance data to direct interventions was better received by the community because we invested time in engaging community partners, responding to questions and concerns, and utilizing recommendations. Thegoalofthisplan wastoincrease communityunder- standingofand supportforpublic healthinterventions usingHIVsurveillance datatoimprovetimely linkagetoand retentionincarefor PLWH(i.e.D2C). Barry Callis, MSW Director of Behavioral Health & Infectious Disease Prevention Massachusetts Department of Public Health • 617-624-5316