This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding to maintain and strengthen the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Access, Care, and Engagement Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA Center), previously funded under Funding Opportunity Number HRSA-16-081, Building RWHAP Recipient Capacity to
Engage PLWH in Health Care Access.
This cooperative agreement will build the capacity of RWHAP recipients and subrecipients to ensure people living with HIV (PLWH) understand and use the range of health care coverage options available to facilitate access to and maintain engagement in care.
The funded entity will work collaboratively with Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) on a national scale to achieve the following goals:
Maximize PLWH engagement in health care through increased health literacy regarding how to access and engage with the health care system, including clinicians, support service providers, and other practitioners.
Increase RWHAP recipient, subrecipient, provider, and PLWH awareness and understanding of, enrollment in, and/or utilization of health care coverage options available in the evolving health care landscape.
Identify or develop strategies and messages for how “Treatment as Prevention” principles can be used to increase PLWH engagement in care and maintain health care coverage by outreach workers; health educators; case managers; peer navigators; health care navigators, certified application counselors, and other assisters; and administrators.
Improve health outcomes across the HIV care continuum for PLWH.
Ensure RWHAP funding remains a payor of last resort.