Project Title: HIV Oral Health Collaborative

Organizational Setting:

Harbor Health Services Inc (HHSI) administers health centers in Boston and on Cape Cod. For this project services will be delivered at two HHSI health centers on the Cape and a new site on the outer Cape.


To establish an HIV Oral Health Collaborative model in which oral health care is integrated into existing primary care services, providing coordinated dental and health services and working with a network of providers to offer a continuum of care.

Geographic Setting:



Mid and outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Target Population:

PLWHA on Cape Cod. This includes 520 individuals who are reported to be HIV positive and live in the geographic area. The new site will target MSMs living in Provincetown.

Program Intervention/Services:

The project will expand its services at the existing sites by targeting new patients and increasing hours of operation. Project staff will collaborate with local providers to open the new site at the outer Cape where comprehensive care will be offered. Project staff is also conducting rapid testing.

Program Staff:

New staff will be added to the new site at the outer Cape. Otherwise, existing staff will offer expanded services at the two HHSI Health Centers. Dental residents from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine will do rotations at these sites.

Partners & Linkages to Medical Care:

Harbor Health Services Inc. is collaborating with local ASOs on the Cape to inform them of services being offered through the project. Harbor Health medical providers on the Cape will be part of the collaborative.

Consumer Involvement:

Consumer involvement is through the Consortia for program development and planning.

Contact Information

Name & Title:
Myrtise Kretsedemas, SPNS Project Director

Mailing Address:
30 Elm Avenue
Hyannis MA 02601

Email: mkretsedemas@hhsi.us

Telephone: 617-230-5210

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