TAP-in supports the 47 Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) jurisdictions funded by HRSA to strengthen their EHE work plans, promote cross-jurisdictional learning, and ensure jurisdictions have access to the resources they need. The funded jurisdictions are Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Parts A and B jurisdictions, which will play a major role in this historic opportunity to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 75% over the next five years.
TA and Training Services
TAP-in provides capacity building and technical assistance so that the jurisdictions have effective systems in place to identify people newly diagnosed with HIV and engage people with HIV who are not in care and/or not virally suppressed.
TAP-in provides customized TA through a regional and jurisdiction-specific structure, with a specific focus on these activities:
- Provide tools and manuals to aid in implementation of new strategies to bend the curve of new infections
- Strengthen the capacity of all jurisdictions to collect, report, and use data to examine progress in implementation of EHE and impact on key outcomes
- Provide opportunities for leadership development to ensure success of implementation
- Assist jurisdictions to respond to the effects of COVID-19 by adopting various modes of working remotely, such as telehealth
TAP-in, in close consultation with HRSA, selected more than 12 jurisdictions for high-intensity TA in the first year of the project and aims to expand to 28 jurisdictions in Year two.
- Rapid ART: An Essential Strategy to End the HIV Epidemic (November 2020)
- Public Health and Primary Care Partnerships (January 2021)
- Responding to an HIV Cluster or Outbreak: Who do you call? What do you do? (January 2021)
- Performance Measurement: Using Data to Achieve EHE Goals (February 2021)
- Telehealth & HIV: After COVID-19 (February 2021)
- Helping to End the HIV Epidemic by Addressing Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in People with HIV (February 2021)
- Use of Social Media and Mobile Technology as Essential Tools for EHE (April 2021)
- Housing is Healthcare: Best Practices and Common Challenges in HIV Housing (May 2021)
- Finding and Using the Best Data Sources to Support EHE Strategies (June 2021)
- Ending the HIV Epidemic through Innovations in Rapid ART (July 2021)
- Innovations in the ER: Collaborations Among Emergency Departments, TA Providers, & Health Jurisdictions to Identify and Treat HIV, HCV, and Syphilis (August 2021)
- At the Intersection of SUD, HIV, and Covid-19: Why Trauma Informed Care Matters (September 2021)
TAP-in, funded by HRSA, is a collaborative group of cross-sectoral experts and organizations that have fostered innovation across the HIV care continuum and other areas of public health.
CAI is joined by its principal partner University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Medicine and other strategic partners, including: the Southern AIDS Coalition, Housing Works, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Black AIDS Institute, the National Coalition of STD Directors, Mid-Atlantic AETC, University of Mississippi - Center for Telemedicine, Amida Care, Mission Analytics, WRMA and a pool of expert TA providers.
TAP-in collaborates with the EHE Systems Coordination Provider (NASTAD) to synergize efforts and resources across siloed systems and promote access to resources to respond quickly to HIV outbreaks.