CARE Projects


We have collaborated with top research institutions across the United States to craft solutions for their website, research, and clinical needs. Below are some selected projects.


CARE Prevention for HIV-Positives

(2016 to date)
To make CARE Prevention for HIV-Positives (CARE-Pos) available to non-profits and governmental agencies at a low cost, the content for CARE-Pos has been adapted to an online, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based tool which can be accessed by clinics and patients anywhere and at any time. CARE-Pos provides an administrative interface in which administrators and staff are able to manage their patient accounts, run reports on individuals, or view aggregate reports on risks reported by all patients within the organization.


Suicide Prevention Training

(2016 to date)
As part of its commitment to the health of its members and the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente worked with CARE to develop a free suicide prevention training for health care providers. The training is mandated for some Washington State health providers and satisfies certain relicensing requirements set by the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. The course covers suicide statistics and factors that influence individual risk, screening for suicide risk, developing a crisis response and lethal means removal plan, and when and how to refer a patient to a mental health patient for further treatment.

Research Partner: Bradley Steinfeld, Kaiser Permanente Washington


CARE Prevention

CARE has been deployed and tested in a wide range of settings, including an STD clinic, the urgent care department of a regional trauma center, a county-run teen health clinic, a Planned Parenthood clinic, and a community NGO. In one setting, the non-profit People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) was able to double the number of individuals screened and tested with no increase in staffing levels. Research showed that users found CARE highly usable (>95%)  and highly acceptable (>65% preferred it to a human clinician).


CARE for Prevention at Home

(2014 to 2016)
Resources Online is currently working with George Washington University on a project in which CARE will be deployed as part of a $23 million prevention project in Washington, DC, funded by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. The CARE system is cloud-based and accessible on any device with a web browser.

Research Partner: Freya Spielberg, George Washington University
Deployed in: Washington, DC


CARE for Corrections

(2013 to date)
To reduce risk and disease transmission among inmates, we customized the CARE for HIV-Positives content and user experience and deployed it in a prison. Because network access is not permitted inside the prison, we deployed CARE as a stand-alone system on non-networked tablets. The researchers transferred data from the tablets for aggregation and analysis.

Research Partner: Ann Kurth, New York University School of Nursing
Deployed in: Washington, DC


CARE for Drug Court

We created a custom version of the CARE for HIV-Positive content and user experience, and deployed it in a drug court. The court was set up for monitored release of drug offenders as an alternative to incarceration. CARE use was a compulsory condition of the program.

The central feature of the experience was a series of didactic videos and videos of a “judge” delivering relevant messages. It was deployed as a study with a control arm and an intervention arm. The control arm received no CARE content, just a series of three video messages. The intervention arm received the video messages, plus the CARE experience.

Research Partner: David Festinger, Treatment Research Institute
Deployed in: Philadelphia, PA


CARE Kenya

(2011 – 2014)
We adapted the CARE for HIV Positives content and user experience for a Kenyan audience. All text, audio, and video were localized into Swahili with an all-Kenyan cast, and produced on location in Eldoret, Kenya. The experience was given to local populations in Eldoret and Burnt Forest. Although the study closed in June 2014, the product is still in use in Eldoret and continues providing interventions for the local population.

Research Partner: Ann Kurth, New York University School of Nursing
Deployed in: Eldoret and Burnt Forest, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya


CARE Prevention for HIV-Positives

CARE for HIV-Positives includes features of CARE Prevention, but with content and scenarios specifically for HIV-positive individuals. This deployment was aimed at monitoring viral load and medication adherence in HIV-positives while also doing risk-reduction to prevent passing on the infection.

Research Partner: Ann Kurth, New York University School of Nursing and FHI360 – formerly Family Health International, and formerly RTI (Research Triangle Incorporated)
Deployed in: Washington, DC and the Bronx, NY


CARE-Pos is a ready-to-use tool for HIV treatment and risk reduction.

If you have special needs, we can customize CARE to your project or organization’s requirements.

CARE is a CDC Best Evidence