The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) announces an open competition for the 4-in-1 Title V grants responding to an Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP), Minority AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Initiative (MAI).
This program is authorized under the
authority of the Snyder Act, Public Law 67-85 and 25 U.S.C.
1652, 1653 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, as amended.
This program is described at 9 3. 193 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
This open competition seeks to expand OUIHP's existing Title V grants to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) with awareness of his/her HIV status.
This will provide routine and/or rapid HIV screening, prevention, pre- and post- test counseling (when appropriate).
Enhancement of urban Indian health program HIV/AIDS activities is necessary to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the urban Indian health communities by increasing access to HIV related services, reducing stigma, and making testing routine.