Center for Innovation and Engagement

Welcome to CIE. Watch this video to learn more about our project goals. Here we'll share the resources we have available and those that are forthcoming as well as what you can do to turn research into practice and turn your replication of evidence-informed interventions into results. Enjoy and happy replicating!

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The Center for Innovation and Engagement (CIE), a HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS)-funded project of NASTAD, identifies, catalogs, and disseminates evidence-informed interventions that link, re-engage, and retain people with HIV in care, and supports the real-world replication of these interventions to help end the HIV epidemic. These interventions have been proven effective in engaging people with HIV who are not receiving HIV care or who are at risk of falling out of care.


Project ACCEPT

A group-based intervention for cisgender youth, 16- to 24-years old, to improve engagement in HIV care

Tailored Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing reimagined for youth with new HIV diagnoses to ultimately improve retention in HIV care

Clinic-Based Surveillance-Informed

Combines clinic and health department surveillance data to identify and re-engage people with HIV who are out of care

Routine Universal Screening for HIV

HIV screening of all 16 and older emergency department patients who have an IV line inserted and blood drawn

Project STYLE

An innovative model that links youth to the care step of the HIV care continuum

Linkage to Care Specialist Project

A client-centered, resiliency-based model to link newly diagnosed individuals to HIV care

Emergency Department and Hospital-Based Data Exchange

A  real-time data to care program to identify and re-engage people with HIV in care

Housing Interventions to Promote Retention in Care

Rental assistance, housing placement assistance, or supportive permanent housing for low-income persons with HIV


CIE Approaches & Processes

Learn more about the CIE project, how it has defined evidence-informed approaches and how the CIE team in collaboration with Northwestern University and evidence and dissemination subject matter experts (SMEs) developed a rigorous evidence rubric to prioritize featured interventions.

Overview Video

Meet the people and organizations working to identify and disseminate evidence-informed interventions to support linkage, re-engagement, and retention in HIV care.

Innovations Lab

Explore additional resources to help you innovate while replicating interventions that link, re-engage, and retain people within HIV care.

Cost Calculator 

Use this Calculator, developed by Northwestern University and piloted by Howard Brown Health Center, to help determine the cost of replicating an intervention. Watch the Calculator video for a quick overview and review the Calculator instructions for more details. 

Cost Calculator Instruction Manual

This manual provides written instructions about the tool and its use. We recommend reviewing the instructions and the video in advance of the tool to best understand its utility.

Cost Calculator Tool

Download the cost calculator and start pricing out your intervention replication work today!

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Rosy Galván
Director, Health Equity

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Corliss D. Heath


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: NASTAD

Grant number: U90HA31882


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