The Innovative Intervention Strategies Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (2iS CCTA) has awarded 20 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipient organizations across the United States with up to $190,000 in funding per year through 2025. These awards, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau and led by The Fenway Institute in partnership with AIDS United, will be used for sites to implement effective, culturally tailored interventions as part of an initiative entitled Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV. The four intervention focus areas are: justice-involved, LGBTQ+ youth, substance use disorder and telehealth services.
“We are thrilled to begin implementation of evidence-informed interventions for people living with HIV at 20 sites that are wonderfully diverse in terms of geography, organizational type, interventions offered and populations served,” said Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator for the 2iS CCTA. “This initiative will allow HRSA/HAB to rapidly disseminate lessons learned and ultimately help scale up best practices for effective implementation of interventions across all RWHAP recipient organizations, to significantly improve HIV health outcomes in the U.S.”
The initiative’s evaluation center is based at the University of California San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, which will assess the impact of technical assistance by the CCTA on viral suppression and retention in care among people with HIV.
The selected sites, from California to Massachusetts, constitute a broad array of community-based organizations, federally qualified health care centers, public health departments and universities that will serve to improve health outcomes for a diverse population of people with HIV.
A complete list of the award recipients is available below:
- AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
- Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition: Atlanta, Georgia
- Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Inc.: Birmingham, Alabama
- City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services: Hartford, Connecticut
- Cooper University Hospital EIP: Camden, New Jersey
- Denver Health and Hospital Authority: Denver, Colorado
- Desert AIDS Project: Palm Springs, California
- Health Emergency Assistance of Detroit: Detroit, Michigan
- HIV Alliance: Eugene, Oregon
- Men’s Health Foundation: Los Angeles, California
- The Miriam Hospital: Providence, Rhode Island
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Newark, New Jersey
- Our Lady of the Lake Hospital: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Positive Impact Health Centers: Duluth, Georgia
- Research Foundation SUNY HEAT: Brooklyn, New York
- University of California San Diego Mother, Child, Adolescent HIV Program: San Diego, California
- University of Illinois at Chicago: Chicago, Illinois
- University of Nebraska Medical Center: Omaha, Nebraska
- Vivent Health: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut
Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people with HIV/AIDS and the broader population. The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues. Fenway’s Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center cares for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else, including those who are LGBT or just figuring things out; homeless; struggling with substance use; or living with HIV/AIDS. In 2013, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts joined the Fenway Health family, allowing both organizations to improve delivery of care and services across the state and beyond.
AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. through strategic grant-making, capacity building, formative research, and policy. AIDS United works to ensure access to life-saving HIV/AIDS care and prevention services and to advance sound HIV/AIDS-related policy for U.S. populations and communities most impacted by the epidemic. To date, our strategic grant-making initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $117 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to HIV prevention, access to care, capacity building, harm reduction and advocacy. www.aidsunited.org.