NASTAD is funded by CDC to support state and local health department EHE efforts and is also serving as the EHE Systems Coordination Provider (SCP). The SCP will support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) grantees in coordinating EHE activities across funding streams and assist these health departments in bringing to the table non-traditional stakeholders that can advance their EHE efforts.
NASTAD’s SCP project aims to:
- Support RHWAP Part A and B programs coordinate EHE planning activities, align EHE funding sources, and increase collaboration across programs funded by the EHE initiative.
- Assist health departments in engaging new health system stakeholders, such as primary care providers, health plans, and social service provider networks that have not been involved in EHE efforts.
- Disseminate best practices and innovative approaches to advance RWHAP Part A and B programs’ capacity to meet their EHE goals.
NASTAD is partnering with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), the Association of State Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC).
The SCP project will also coordinate closely with Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI), the Technical Assistance Provider funded by HRSA for the EHE initiative. The TAP is responsible for providing technical assistance to health departments on the implementation of work plan activities, innovative approaches, and interventions.