Part F - SPNS Models of Care

The Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) of HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) carry out research and evaluation in order to identify models of HIV/AIDS care that can then be adopted by other HIV/AIDS programs. SPNS focuses on various issues under multi-year initiatives that typically include a limited number of project sites and a national evaluation center to coordinate investigations. 

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • SPNS Sexually Transmitted Infections Initiative
    Tools to help clinics improve screening, testing, and treatment of common bacterial STIs among people with HIV or at risk for HIV.
  • Center for Innovation and Engagement
    Excel calculator to facilitate cost comparisons and selection of interventions of interest based on available resources. Disponible en Español.
  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    Series of six brief, animated videos with HIV-specific patient education tailored for women of color with HIV.
  • Dissemination of Evidence Informed-Interventions Project (DEII)
    Esta es una serie de seis videos animados breves que brinda educación específica sobre el VIH para pacientes y está destinada especialmente a mujeres de color que viven con el VIH.
  • University of California, San Francisco

    Resources for integrating buprenorphine treatment within HIV/AIDS programs.

Reports and Best Practices

Websites

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)

    Federal agency that administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), which helps low-income people with HIV receive care.

Technical Assistance

  • SPNS-sponsored project to evaluate four evidence-informed behavioral health interventions and/or models of care to engage, link, and retain Black MSM with HIV in medical care and supportive services.
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of bundled evidence–informed interventions for Black women with HIV. Project period: 2020-2024.
  • CIE 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.
  • Initiative that created four evidenced-informed Care and Treatment Interventions (CATIs) that are replicable, cost-effective, capable of producing optimal HIV care continuum outcomes, and easily adaptable to the changing health care environment. Project period: 2015-2020.

  • Implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes. Focus on transgender women, Black MSM, behavioral health integration, addressing trauma. TA provided to 26 RWHAP agencies. Project period: 2017-2022.

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  • Adaptation of HRSA HAB SPNS program insights into practical resources. Disseminates T/TA resources.

  • Project to facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in RWHAP provider settings by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwide. Project period: 2020-2023.
  • Initiative documenting best practice strategies and interventions that have been shown to improve HIV outcomes in a "real world" setting and can be replicated by other programs. Project period: 2021-2024.
  • HRSA SPNS project applying the implementation science framework to identify innovative HIV interventions for three priority populations (people with substance use disorder, sexual minority youth, people involved in criminal justice system) and use of telehealth. Project period: 2021-2025.
  • SPNS initiative on implementation and evaluation of interventions that accelerate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (Rapid Start). Project period: 2020-2023.
  • Developing and field-testing tools for improving STI screening in people with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV. Project period: 2018-2022.

  • Technical assistance across HIV and behavioral health/substance use service providers to enhance system-level coordination and networks of care among RWHAP recipients and other federal, state, and local entities. Project period: 2019-2022.

  • SPNS project that supported the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that coordinated HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services. Project period: 2017-2022.

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