This announcement solicits applications for a new project entitled “Strengthening and Improving the HIV Care Continuum within RWHAP Part A Jurisdictions.” The purpose of this technical assistance (TA) cooperative agreement (CA) is to:
1) affect positive outcomes along the HIV care continuum
by providing guidance and technical assistance to Part A jurisdictions across the country using a collaborative learning approach and rapid improvement principles and practices; 2) apply data-driven, evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies for improving population-level HIV outcomes across Part A jurisdictions and their systems of care; and 3) scale-up interventions to improve HIV outcomes by stimulating action across jurisdictions and among many partners.
It is anticipated that this TA CA will:
provide a virtual platform, utilizing available technology, that facilitates the rapid exchange of information and ideas for participating jurisdictions; assist with methods to collect and understand the availability of relevant data and its utilization in tracking improvements along the HIV Care continuum; produce measurable improvements using the process of collaborative learning and rapid improvement principles and practices over 12-36 months among Part A jurisdictions across multiple measures in the HIV care continuum; increase leadership among health department/organizational staff and Part A grantee project directors, and synergy with planning body leadership, HIV service providers, and other public and private partners around evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies to improve HIV care continuum outcomes; and create a unified message and collection of best practices based on the experiences of participating jurisdictions that can be adopted and amended by all jurisdictions to improve HIV-related outcomes.
Six of the seven HHS HIV measures will be used as a framework to make a meaningful impact at a population level across all 53 Part A jurisdictions, with more significant change anticipated for those 10 jurisdictions of focus in year 02-03 (as depicted on page 2 that follows).