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 typically comprised of a small set of project sites and a national evaluation center to coordinate their investigations. 

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

  • Center for Innovation and Engagement
    Cost Calculator (CC) to facilitate cost comparisons and selection of the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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) and the Global HIV/AIDS Program and plays a critical role in helping diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond as part of the "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America" initiative.

Technical Assistance

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of bundled evidence–informed interventions for Black women with HIV.  
  • 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.
  • SPNS project to produce and evaluate four linkage and retention intervention packages on jails, buprenorphine, peers, and patient navigation. TA provided to selected RWHAP demonstration sites. Packages available. Active 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. Active 2017-2021.

  • Help with HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) - 877-464-4772 - 8am-8pm ET, M-F - Contact HRSA About the EHB

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

  • Rapid ART DAP will facilitate the implementation of Rapid ART initiation in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) by compiling and disseminating implementation resources nationwide.
  • Initiative documenting existing 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.

  • SPNS initiative on implementation and evaluation of interventions that accelerate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (Rapid Start).
  • Developing and field-testing tools for improving STI screening in people with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV. Active 2018-2021.

  • Technical assistance across HIV and behavioral health/substance use service providers to enhance system-level coordination and networks of care among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients and other federal, state, and local entities.

  • SPNS project that supported the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that coordinated HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services.