HIV Practice Transformation Project

HIV Practice Transformation Project


MATEC has partnered with 14 clinics across the region through the HIV Practice Transformation Project to expand, improve, and increase the efficiency, comprehensiveness and quality of HIV care to improve patient outcomes along the HIV care continuum by integrating principles of the patient-centered medical home model and integrated HIV care and behavioral health services. MATEC’s approach to practice transformation (PT) is concerned with fundamental systems change for clinics and agencies, understanding that the highest quality and most effective care for people living with HIV involves all parts of their care setting.

MATEC coaches work with clinics that have not yet integrated HIV care into their services as well as clinics that are providing HIV care but have not yet fully integrated it into their broader services or are seeking to provide all of their services in a more patient-centered way. Practice transformation project teams identify goals as they align with the HIV National Strategic Plan and the HIV Care Continuum to encourage partner clinics to identify milestones for expanding care within the areas of prevention, diagnosis of HIV, linkage to care, engagement and retention in care, antiretroviral therapy care management, and viral suppression.


Our practice transformation approach includes:

  • Assessment
  • Establishing collaborative goals with clearly defined action steps, measures, targets, timelines, and responsible parties
  • Replicating best practices of HIV care delivery from Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) and other evidence based or evidence informed interventions
  • Modeling effective communication and supporting ongoing project management
  • Observing, documenting and evaluating processes to identify and optimize efficiencies
  • Developing tools to guide and document effective processes
  • Providing technical assistance and coaching to support goals
  • Developing and delivering training plans to support goals
  • Measuring successes and continued opportunities for improvement

Promising clinic partners will:

  • Commit to a long-term partnership lasting up to five years or until our collaborative goals for change have been met
  • Help collect assessments of the staff and clinic to determine where to focus transformation efforts
  • Make available staff time needed to work with the MATEC practice transformation coach
  • Be willing to treat persons living with HIV (PLWH) onsite
  • Be open to innovative ideas, best practices, and quality improvement methodologies to develop and/or improve the delivery of care along the HIV care continuum
  • Share data and feedback as needed to show progress through our partnership


For more information about this project and opportunities to get involved, contact Kirsten Corrigan, Regional Coordinator, at


MATEC Regional Headquarters
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1919 W. Taylor Street (MC779), 8th Floor
Chicago IL 60612