HRSA's Telehealth Strategies to Maximize HIV Care: Advancing Equity through Telehealth Coordination in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. Eligible applicants include RWHAP-funded recipients or subrecipients that provide outpatient/ambulatory health services and conduct telehealth video visits. Proposals are due by 11:59 pm EST on May 1, 2023.
Register for the RFP technical assistance webinar on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm EST. For questions about the RFP, email [email protected].
An estimated five (5) sites will be awarded. 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.
The purpose of the 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 the RWHAP. By increasing utilization of effective telehealth strategies, the initiative aims to advance equity in HIV care for people we have not yet successfully maintained in care or populations that historically experience poor health outcomes.
The initiative is focused on emerging interventions, defined as those that have demonstrated real world validity and effectiveness but do not yet have sufficient published research evidence. For this initiative, the emerging interventions are telehealth coordination strategies, including both patient navigation and internal coordination and staffing models, with an emphasis on the role of the telehealth coordinator. See the RFP for a complete description of the telehealth coordination strategies and program requirements.