TAP-in: Technical Assistance Provider-innovation network

Project Goals

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.

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TA and Training Services 

TAP-in provides capacity building and technical assistance to ensure 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 Team

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:

  • Amida Care
  • Black AIDS Institute
  • Housing Works
  • Isenberg Consulting
  • Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center
  • Mission Analytics
  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Coalition of STD Directors
  • Southern AIDS Coalition
  • University of Mississippi - Center for Telemedicine
  • WRMA
  • 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.

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Contact Information

Project Contacts:

Sharon R. Novey, M.S.P.H.
Project Director
CAI
310-837-7077

HRSA Contacts:

PO Name
Tamika R. Martin, MPH, CHES
PO Title
Public Health Advisor, DMHAP
PO Phone
301-443-4257

Funding:

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement

Recipient Organization: CAI

Grant number: U69HA33964-02-01

Project Period: 03-01-2020 - 02-28-2025