Program Summary

Program Summary

Estimated Number and Type of Award(s): One (1) cooperative agreement
Estimated Award Amount: Up to $2,000,000 per year

This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 to support a single organization that will serve as the Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center (TAEC) for a new initiative entitled Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care. The goal of this three year cooperative agreement is to increase the utilization of community health workers (CHW) to improve access to and retention in health care; and to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthier communities, and achieving health equity among racial and ethnic minority populations. The project will focus on assisting HIV medical care provider sites, particularly those funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), with the support needed to integrate CHWs into an HIV multidisciplinary team model through training, direct technical assistance, and collaborative learning sessions.

The TAEC will provide three levels of training and/or technical assistance (TA) comprising Direct TA, Webinars/Webcasts, and Learning Collaboratives. Direct TA will be provided to up to ten (10) RWHAP medical provider sites serving racial/ethnic minority populations in geographic locations with low rates of retention and/or viral suppression as reported in the 2014 Ryan White Services Report (RSR). The selected sites will also receive a subaward to support the development and implementation of their CHW program. The sites will be required to demonstrate need, interest, and capacity to sustain a CHW program during and after the project ends, and to fully cooperate with the TAEC in the multi-site evaluation. In consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), the TAEC will be responsible for identifying the RWHAP medical provider sites to receive both the direct TA and a subaward, and for administering the subawards.

 

 

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
May 23, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
July 12, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.