Accepting proposals for up to five (5) implementation sites. Applications are due by May 1, 2023. Access the Request for Proposals for additional information.
The purpose of the Telehealth Strategies to Maximize HIV Care initiative is to identify and maximize the use of telehealth strategies that are most effective in improving linkage to care, retention in care, and health outcomes, including viral suppression, for people with HIV who receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
The initiative is focused on emerging interventions, defined as interventions that have demonstrated real world validity and effectiveness, but do not yet have sufficient published research evidence. For this initiative, the emerging interventions are telehealth coordination strategies, including both patient navigation and internal coordination and staffing models, with an emphasis on the role of the telehealth coordinator.
The project will fund up to five (5) RWHAP recipients and subrecipients sites to implement, adapt, and evaluate telehealth coordination strategies. JSI will provide technical assistance for implementing and adapting the telehealth coordination strategies and oversee a multi-site evaluation.
The project is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) program.
- Identify telehealth strategies that are best suited for different RWHAP populations.
- Increase utilization of effective telehealth modalities and/or strategies within the RWHAP.
- Increase dissemination of telehealth strategies and tools for uptake in the RWHAP.
- Increase the capacity of RWHAP recipients and subrecipients to identify and implement effective telehealth strategies.
- Increase equity in HIV care for people we have not yet successfully maintained in care or populations that historically experience poor health outcomes.