Transgender Women Interventions
Healthy Divas (DIVAS)
Healthy Divas is an evidence-informed intervention that provides information, support, and skills building to transgender women living with HIV and empowers them to identify and accomplish individualized health care goals related to gender affirmation and HIV. Healthy Divas consists of 6 peer-facilitated individual sessions and 1 group workshop led by a peer facilitator and two health care providers.
Literature & Resources:
Links to Literature
- Sevelius J, Castro D, Olem D. Healthy Divas Intervention. Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, University of California San Francisco; 2015.
- Sevelius JM. Gender Affirmation: A Framework for Conceptualizing Risk Behavior among Transgender Women of Color. Sex Roles. 2013;68(11-12):675-689.
- Johnson MO. The Shifting Landscape of Health Care: Toward a Model of Health Care Empowerment. American Journal of Public Health. 2011;101(2):265-270
Link to Website
Transgender Women Engagement and Entry to Care Project (TWEET)
T.W.E.E.T. (Transgender Women Engagement and Entry to Care) is an evidence-informed intervention that links transgender women to HIV care by empowering them to become their own advocates. peer leaders conduct outreach to other transgender women living with HIV and bring them into weekly group educational and discussion sessions on HIV and other health and wellness topics. T.W.E.E.T. staff link participants to HIV primary care and provide them with supportive services, such as name change, legal services, and referrals. Participants who complete 5 educational sessions can become peer leaders who recruit more participants, lead sessions and provide support.
Literature & Resources:
Links to Literature:
- Rebchook G, Keatley J, Contreras R, Perloff J, Molano LF, Reback CJ, et al. The Transgender Women of Color Initiative: Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Interventions to Enhance Engagement and Retention in HIV Care. American Journal Public Health, 2017;107(2):224–9.
- Kelly J. Popular Opinion Leaders and HIV Peer Education: Resolving Discrepant Findings, and Implications for the Implementation of Effective Community Programmes. AIDS Care 2004;16(2):139-150.
- Always Use Teach-back! Training Toolkit
- Prochaska JO, Velicer WF. The Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. American Journal Health Promotion. 1997;12(1):38-48.
- Bandura A. Social Foundations of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall; 1986.
Links to Websites:
- SPNS Initiative: Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color, 2012-2017
- Interventions that Work! Engaging the Transgender Client