Using Evidence from Science and Community Practice to Develop Web- and other Technology-Based Tools for HIV Treatment Service Provider Organizations to Improve Linkage, Retention, and Re-Engagement of HIV-Positive Persons in Care
Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $900,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $2,700,000.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds to implement FOA CDC-RFA-PS13-1311, Using Evidence from Science and Community Practice to Develop Web- and other Technology-Based Tools for Service Provider Organizations to Improve Linkage, Retention, and Re-Engagement of HIV-Positive Persons in Care.
The goal of this project is to enhance the capacity of HIV treatment service providers to improve linkage, retention, and re-engagement in HIV care by making materials and training more widely available. This cooperative agreement involves a project to identify and translate “model programs,” defined as evidence-informed strategies that have been identified in CDC systematic reviews (Crepaz et al., 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence, 2012; Higa, et al., Curr HIV/AIDS Reports, 2012), or innovative strategies and approaches based on best community practices for improving linkage and retention in HIV care, into web- and other technology-based tools. Model programs can include outreach, patient navigation, reminder and re-scheduling phone calls from clinic staff, coordinated medical-social support network, a youth-focused, client-centered approach, and bilingual/bicultural healthcare teams. Three (3) or more “model programs” will be translated into web- and other technology-based tools for implementation by HIV service provider organizations. Specific activities to be conducted by the awardee include the following four steps: (1) Conduct ethnographic assessments of “model programs” in three or more HIV treatment service provider agencies that are successful in linking and retaining HIV-positive persons in care. HIV treatment service providers defined for this FOA are agencies that provide care to people living with HIV/AIDS which may include community health centers (CHCs), AIDS service organizations (ASOs), HIV/STD treatment and care clinics, health departments, primary care physicians, and community based organizations (CBOs); (2) Translate the “model programs” into web- and other technology-based tools including curricula, applications (e.g., tracking systems, spreadsheets, screeners), training manuals, and technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation materials; (3) Pilot test the tools in six service provider agencies that have experienced difficulty linking, retaining, and re-engaging HIV-positive persons in care; and (4) Refine the tools for potential dissemination by CDC. The key outcomes for the 3-year project period include increasing the number and use of evidence-informed and community best practice tools to link, retain, and re-engage HIV-positive persons in HIV care; increasing the number of HIV-positive persons linked to, retained, and re-engaged in HIV care within six pilot agencies; and increasing the number of HIV positive persons on ART and with undetectable viral load within pilot agencies. Some additional outcomes that are expected to occur beyond the 3-year project period include possible dissemination of evidence-informed tools via the CDC website; increasing the number of agencies using evidence-informed tools; increasing the number of HIV-positive persons adhering to ART within pilot agencies; and improving HIV treatment and care outcomes in agencies using evidence-informed tools to link, retain, and reengage HIV-positive persons in HIV care.
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American Samoa District of Columbia Federated States of Micronesia Guam Marshall Islands National Northern Mariana Islands Palau Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands
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Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $900,000. Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $2,700,000.
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Technical Information Management Section DHHS CDC Procurement & Grants Office 2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14 Atlanta, GA 30341 Phone: (770) 488-2700
Carolyn Leighton Project Officer DHHS/CDC1600 Clifton Road NE Mailstop E-37 Atlanta, GA 30333 Phone: (404) 639-1908
HIV Positive Persons Medical Treatments and Therapies Patient Care Program Development
Case Managers Community Based Organizations Community Service Professionals Health Facilities Administrators Health Professionals Health Services Organizations
Download the application package from www.grants.gov. Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov. If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms online, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for individuals with hearing loss is available at: TTY 1.888.232.6348.
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