Telehealth Strategies to Maximize HIV Care


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 recipient or subrecipient sites to implement, adapt, and evaluate telehealth coordination strategies. The Request for Proposals closed on Monday, May 9, 2023. Site selection announcements coming soon.

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