Aging with HIV Initiative

The Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV (Aging with HIV Initiative) supports and evaluates groundbreaking interventions that seek to improve the well-being of people with HIV ages 50 and older served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F: Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), the interventions being tested at each Aging with HIV Initiative demonstration site employ the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) implementation science framework to:

  • Implement emerging strategies that comprehensively screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, behavioral health, and psychosocial needs of people 50 years and older with HIV.
  • Assess the uptake and integration of emerging strategies.
  • Understand implementation processes, including assessing specific implementation strategies.
  • Understand and document broader contextual factors affecting implementation.
  • Evaluate the impact of the emerging strategies.
  • Document and disseminate the emerging strategies.

Interventions will specifically address:

  • Creating a holistic, multi-faceted approach to elder care for people with HIV in communities of color.
  • Leveraging existing geriatric assessments to mitigate falls and diagnose and treat frailty in persons aging with HIV.
  • Expanding HIV dementia assessment and management among older people with HIV in clinics.
  • Integrating additional assessments and referral processes into routine clinic workflows for older clients with HIV.
  • Improving collaborative care to assess risk and eliminate polypharmacy among people aging with HIV.

Initiative Participants

SPNS Aging with HIV Initiative

Evaluation and Capacity Building Providers

Demonstration Sites

Aging and HIV Resources

Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Clemens Steinbock, MBA
Project Director
NYS Department of Health / Health Research Incorporated, Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (HRI)
Rich Dunville, MPH
Principal Research Scientist
NORC at the University of Chicago

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Tracey Gantt, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
PO Title
Nurse Consultant, Clinical and Quality Branch
PO Phone
PO Name
Joanne Hsu, MPH
PO Title
Public Health Analyst, Implementation Science Team
PO Phone


Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: NORC (Evaluation); HRI (Capacity-Building); Impact (Dissemination) - see map

Grant number: NORC: U90HA45784 (22029); HRI: U90HA45780 (22027)

Project Period: August 2022 to July 2025