The APM Community Re-entry Program Evaluation
The AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM) Community Re-entry Program evaluation examined the 3-year health and mental health status of formerly incarcerated HIV-positive men and women who had used re-entry services. The program was established by the Michigan Department of Community Health in 2003 to assist HIV-infected inmates leaving state correctional facilities in connecting to appropriate care upon their release. The program matches inmates to a case manager or similar support provider who is located in or near the community to which the inmate intends to return once released.
The evaluation addressed the following questions using a mixed-method approach that included interviewing former clients, health care providers, and case managers:
1. Do individuals remain in care following contact with the
2. Do those in care adhere to antiretroviral medication
3. Why are individuals lost to care?
4. How satisfied are clients (formerly incarcerated) with the
5. How satisfied are the service providers to whom the
formerly incarcerated are referred with the re-entry service?
6. To what extent do clients perceive the referred services as
meeting their needs?
7. Are there differences in service outcomes, satisfaction, or
unmet need as a function of a beneficiaries’ gender or the
region to which they are released?
See the final report here: Evaluation of the AIDS Partnership Michigan Community Re-entry Program: Final Report
See interim report here: Evaluation of the AIDS Partnership Michigan Community Re-entry Program: Interim Report