Telehealth Strategies to Maximize HIV Care

Request for Proposals (RFP): Due May 1, 2023

Funding is available for up to five (5) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients and subrecipients to implement, adapt, and evaluate telehealth strategies to maximize HIV care. Selected sites will be responsible for implementing and evaluating telehealth coordination strategies, including patient navigation and internal coordination. The anticipated total project funding is $450,000 per site for the project period of June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2025. Separate budget period awards will be made annually. JSI will provide technical assistance for implementing and adapting the telehealth strategies and oversee a multi-site evaluation.

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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 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. The emerging interventions of focus for the project 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.

Project Objectives

  • 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.

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Gretchen Weiss
Project Director
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Ann Marie Rakovic
Project Manager
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage
PO Title
Project Officer
PO Phone


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Project Period: 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025