System-level Workforce Capacity Building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreement
Grant Amount: Approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually for the project to fund one awardee.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program initiative, System-level Workforce Capacity Building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this grant program is to support a single organization that will serve as an Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) to support organizations to promote the design, implementation, and evaluation of system-level change in staffing structures that improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.
Demonstration project awardees will implement innovative Practice Transformative Models (PTMs) for the delivery of HIV treatment and comprehensive care services through workforce efficiencies that improve health outcomes. Specific examples of system-level PTMs include but are not limited to task shifting or physician extension; patient navigation; restructuring staff to meet the standards of patient-centered medical homes; integration of community health workers into the medical team; and interprofessional team-based care and practice. The initiative seeks to enhance the capacity and readiness of demonstration site awardees to adapt and re-align their workforce systems to better identify and provide quality care to persons living with HIV (PLWH) along the HIV Care Continuum. ETAC applicants are encouraged to review the interprofessional education and workforce development programs funded by HRSA.1 ETAC applicants should also carefully read the requirements for the demonstration sites under Announcement Number HRSA-14-055 to better understand the expectations for the PTMs.
Evaluation of these innovative PTMs will identify best practices and methods to support organizations in adapting and re-aligning their workforce in a changing healthcare landscape, as well as factors that increase the potential for successful integration of HIV care into primary care and community healthcare settings serving vulnerable populations. Dissemination of successful PTMs and best practices will help to build capacity and readiness of the HIV primary care workforce to identify, link, and retain PLWH on a path towards achieving viral load suppression. The Evaluation and Technical Center (ETAC) will be expected to fulfill three important functions for this SPNS initiative. The ETAC will 1) provide technical assistance to the demonstration projects over the course of the initiative; 2) conduct a rigorous multi-site evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the PTMs; and 3) lead and coordinate the efforts for publication and dissemination of successful models, lessons learned and other findings from the initiative. The ETAC will work in close consultation with the SPNS program in all aspects of the initiative, but especially in the implementation of the multi-site evaluation. ETAC applicants should propose a theory-based multi-site evaluation design to assess the PTMs’ effectiveness in implementing system-level change in staffing structures to increase HIV workforce capacity and improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum. The ETAC’s proposed multi-site evaluation also must address other relevant factors that characterize the dynamic healthcare environment, and how these factors impact the successful integration and replication of these models in other primary care settings.
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This program will provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2014 - 2017. Approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually for the project to fund one awardee. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $550,000 per year. The project period is four years.
Community Health Services HIV/AIDS Prevention Primary Care Program Evaluation Technical Assistance
Community Service Professionals Health Planners Health Professionals
HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov. Applicants must download the SF424 application package associated with this funding opportunity following the directions provided at Grants.gov.
Section 4 of HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide provides instructions for the budget, budget justification, staffing plan and personnel requirements, assurances, certifications, and abstract. You must submit the information outlined in the Application Guide in addition to the program specific information. All applicants are responsible for reading and complying with the instructions included in HRSA’s SF-424 Application Guide except where instructed in the funding opportunity announcement to do otherwise.
For program synopsis and guidance, visit the website: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=b6e67775-6ca6-4698-900f-32cfce50fbb1 .
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