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E2i: Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV

E2i will identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes, including increasing retention in care, improving treatment adherence, and improving viral suppression for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Implementation and Technical Assistance Center

Fenway Community Health Center, Inc., in collaboration with AIDS United, is the Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (E2i CCTA) for this project, under a four-year HRSA/HAB cooperative agreement (August 2017 - July 2021).

Twenty six Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded recipients/subrecipients have been subawarded to support the implementation of evidence-informed interventions. The 11 evidence-informed interventions are across four focus areas:

Improving HIV Health Outcomes for Transgender Women

  • Healthy Divas (Divas)
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School: Newark, New Jersey
    • California Prostitutes Education Project, Inc.: Oakland, California
    • Birmingham AIDS Outreach Inc: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Transgender Women Engagement and Entry To Care Project (TWEET)
    • Henry Ford Health System: Detroit, Michigan
    • CrescentCare: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • CENTRO ARARAT, INC.: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Improving HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

  • Project Connect and Retention through Enhanced Contacts (Connect)
    • AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Motivational Interviewing with Peer Outreach (MI Peers)
    • Houston County Board of Health/dba North Central Health District- HOPE Center: Macon, Georgia
    • Broward House, Inc.: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV Positive Youth (TXTXT)
    • AIDS Partnership Michigan: Detroit, Michigan
    • Research Foundation SUNY HEAT Program: Brooklyn, New York

Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Medical Care for People Living with HIV

  • Buprenorphine Treatment (BUP)
    • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center: Methuen, Massachusetts
    • Consejo de Salud de Puerto Rico Inc.: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT)
    • La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc: Washington, D.C.
    • Oklahoma State University Center Health Sciences: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Health Emergency Lifeline Programs: Detroit, Michigan
    • Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Inc: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
    • The Poverello Center Inc: Wilton Manors, Florida
    • North Jersey Community Research Initiative: Newark, New Jersey

Identifying and Addressing Trauma among People Living with HIV

  • Trauma-Informed Approach & Coordinated HIV Assistance and Navigation for Growth and Empowerment (TIA/CHANGE)
    • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Anchorage, Alaska
    • Chicago Women’s AIDS Project: Chicago, Illinois
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • Western North Carolina Community Health56: Asheville, North Carolina
    • Positive Impact Health Centers: Decatur, Georgia
  • Seeking Safety (Safety)
    • Multicultural AIDS Coalition: Boston, Massachusetts
    • The Regents of the Univ. of Calif., U.C. San Diego: La Jolla, California

Evaluation Center

The University of California San Francisco will serve as the Evidence-Informed Interventions Evaluation Center (E2i EC) for this project. The goal of this four-year HRSA/HAB cooperative agreement (August 2017 - July 2021)  is to evaluate the outcomes and impact of the evidence-informed interventions implemented through the initiative.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U69HA31067, with funds provided by the Special Projects of National Significance program

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