Updated HIV National Strategic Plan: HRSA Highlights


The HIV National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to End the Epidemic 2021-2025 was released mid-January 2021. The plan presents four goals (prevention, health outcomes, disparities, integration), associated strategies, and highlights the work of various federal partners. 

Below is a recap of the work and role of HRSA and its Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) under the plan's four goals.

Viral Suppression and Disparities

The "RWHAP significantly reduced viral suppression disparities among client populations, particularly women, transgender people, youth, Blacks, and people with unstable housing" as well as major improvements in disparities between black and white RWHAP clients (page 38, Goal 3: Reduce HIV-Related Disparities and Health Inequities).

See HRSA's Data reports and access Data TA/training for the RWHAP.


Streamlining of planning was carried out in 2015 through work by CDC and HRSA to develop guidance on the multi-year Integrated HIV Care and Prevention Plan (page Goal 46: Achieve Integrated, Coordinated Efforts That Address the HIV Epidemic among All Partners and Stakeholders). This work was a continuation of decades-long attention to refining HIV prevention and care planning. 

See our Planning resources including IHAP integrated planning TA and Planning CHATT on participation in planning work.

Data Coordination

HUD and HRSA worked to integrate data systems (e.g., client consent, data sharing) in order to improve HIV care and housing services (page 46, Goal 4).

Read the HRSA report on HUD/HRSA data integration: Sharing and Integrating HIV Client Data Across Provider Organizations to Improve Service Coordination.

Implementation Science

HRSA has worked with multiple federal agencies to craft implementation science strategies (identification of effective interventions and disseminating them rapidly) (page 46, Goal 4). 

Learn about upcoming HRSA implementation science initiatives, read this HRSA PLOS Medicine article, and see products developed under the HRSA project, Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions.