SPNS: Request for Information

NASTAD is leading a collaborative partnership with Northwestern University’s Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology and Howard Brown Health Center in response to HRSA-18-048 – Evidence Informed Approaches to Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV. This opportunity is part of HRSA’s Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), which support evidence-informed approaches and interventions that respond to the emerging needs of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). We are requesting assistance in completing or disseminating our Request for Information (RFI) which is designed to cast a wide net to identify interventions, models, or best practices being implemented in your jurisdictions. We are interested in reaching clinical or non-clinical providers who are knowledgeable about the implementation and/or evaluation process of interventions. These may include physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, case managers, community health workers, behavioral health specialists, researchers, trainers, etc. We are particularly interested in interventions that involve that involve:

  • Use acuity scale tools to determine if an individual living with HIV is likely to engage or re-engage in healthcare and what level of services are needed for the person to do so.
  • Employ clinical care team approaches that support linkage, re-engagement, and retention in care and HIV treatment services.
  • Involve data utilization interventions which identify and actively intervene with PLWH who are out of care.
  • Use innovative service delivery models/set of services that are responsive to the needs of PLWH who need to be engaged, re-engaged or retained in HIV healthcare. 

Through this initiative, we will identify evidence-informed interventions, determine their level of evidence, and support their translation into real-world implementation by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other HIV care providers. The RFI will remain open until Friday, May 10. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Rosy Galvan (rgalvan@nastad.org) or Natalie Cramer(ncramer@nastad.org).  ”