The purpose of this initiative is to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions which coordinate HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) in racial and ethnic minority communities.
This project is a partnership amongst researchers at UMKC, the City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, Catholic Charities of Kansas City/St. Joseph, and reStart, Inc. Additional partnership and support comes from Boston University and the Health Resources Services Administration’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS).
KC Life 360 represents an unprecedented level of collaboration between the community and providers at the intersection of living with HIV, gaining and maintaining employment, and working to reduce homelessness and housing instability.
Our philosophy, “Housing is a necessary structural intervention to end the HIV epidemic” guides the KC Life 360 project and our other HIV Housing programs. We hope you’ll find information and resources within this website useful.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number #H89HA00028 Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Initiative, Improving Health Outcomes Through the Coordination of Supportive Employment & Housing Services, in the amount of $863,356 awarded to the City of Kansas City, Mo. No percentage of this project was financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.