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Community-Based Care

Rainbow handsThe Division’s community-based care program extends beyond the borders of the University of Maryland Baltimore campus to reach communities, who are often marginalized from care and more difficult to reach through traditional health care settings. 

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These unique programs include:

Health and Recovery Practice (HARP)

a masked doctor speaks to a patientThe Health and Recovery Practice (HARP) is an innovative initiative that serves people with substance use disorders by providing comprehensive medical care with an on-site opioid treatment program. In partnership with the Department of Psychiatry, the program offers the opportunity to screen for mental health issues, chronic medical conditions, and infectious diseases to promote health education and behavioral changes.

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JACQUES Initiative (JI)

Jacques team in front of the mobile care truck JACQUES Initiative (JI) is a program offering HIV and hepatitis C related health care services, including prevention, testing, education, connection to care, and supportive services. JACQUES Initiative partners with the THRIVE Program, whose services include treatment for HIV and other infectious diseases.

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Research Initiative on Infectious Disease and Substance Use (RIIS)

The RIIS logoThe Research Initiative on Infectious Disease and Substance Use (RIIS) is a unique Baltimore and DC community-based clinical care and research program with the primary purpose to explore the intersection of infections and substance use in marginalized populations.

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