Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 3A, P34-51 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0079 View full text
Richard Conviser, Moses Belt Pounds

Abstract: The care system assessment model is intended to help community planning bodies for HIV services conduct systematic evaluations of existing care systems, with an eye toward changing them to make services more accessible to people living with HIV (PLWH) from underserved minority communities. The model has four structural and three cultural/behavioral dimensions. The structural dimensions are system comprehensiveness, capacity, integration, and accessibility; the cultural/behavioral dimensions are service accepta…

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