CELEBRATING OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY IN DENVER
In 2017, Vivent Health completed a merger with Rocky Mountain Cares of Denver. As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Denver clinic, we are proud to report:
Increased access to care: Vivent is now the largest provider of HIV care in Denver, serving more than 2,100 patients. Currently, 78% of our patients are uninsured or underinsured and 83.9% live at or below 250% the Federal Poverty Line.
Improved quality and reduction of racial disparities: The most important measure of quality HIV care is achieving an undetectable viral load. Over the past five years, we have increased the number of Denver patients achieving viral suppression to 96%, surpassing the national average of 81%. We have also significantly reduced disparity in health outcomes for people of color — increasing the viral suppression of our Black patients from 16.7% to 94%, well above the national average of 64%.
TASHA’S JOURNEY THROUGH OUR MEDICAL HOME
“Tasha” has struggled with chronic homelessness her entire adult life; facing multiple obstacles in securing housing. A Vivent Health case manager assisted in an appeal to the housing authority after initially being declined because she had multiple short term employments throughout the year. Tasha has faced continuous struggles with mental health issues, two chronic diseases, lack of transportation, and being African American in a primarily white demographic. Tasha and her case manager worked together to accomplish what she thought was out of reach—stable, affordable housing. Tasha signed her first lease in her entire adult life! The emotions ranged from joy to crying. At Vivent Health, we celebrate the impossible becoming possible.