The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program initiative, Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV.
Donor Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/25/2022
Size of the Grant: $300,000
Grant Duration: 3 years
This initiative will fund three components: one capacity-building provider (HRSA-22- 027, 10 demonstration sites (HRSA-22-028), and one evaluation provider (HRSA22-029). All three components of the initiative will work together using the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) implementation science framework to conduct the following activities simultaneously:
- 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; and
- Document and disseminate the emerging strategies.
This NOFO, HRSA-22-028 Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Demonstration Sites, will fund up to 10 demonstration sites to identify, implement, refine, and evaluate emerging strategies to comprehensively screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, behavioral health, and psychosocial needs of people 50 years and older with HIV with the existing resources and infrastructure of organizations funded through the RWHAP. This funding opportunity will support organizations that have the capacity and infrastructure to successfully execute the project and that have some experience implementing emerging strategies to comprehensively screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, behavioral health, and psychosocial needs of people 50 years and older with HIV. Working in partnership with the evaluation provider and capacity-building provider, the demonstration sites will participate in evaluating their strategies and developing replication tools for use by other RWHAP recipients and subrecipients.
The three main objectives of the demonstration sites are to:
- Implement: Identify, implement, and refine emerging strategies to comprehensively screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, and psychosocial concerns of people 50 years and older with HIV with the existing resources and infrastructure of organizations funded through the RWHAP;
- Evaluate: Collaborate in the design of the evaluation and participate in the evaluation of the emerging strategies with the evaluation provider (HRSA-22-029). Demonstration sites will participate in the evaluation of their own emerging strategy(ies) and in a multi-site evaluation; and
- Partner: Work closely with the other demonstration sites, the capacity-building provider (HRSA 22-027), and the evaluation provider (HRSA-22-029) for this initiative to refine, evaluate, and disseminate the emerging strategy(ies).
The objectives of the capacity-building provider (HRSA-22-027) are to:
- Assist the demonstration sites in identifying, refining, and documenting the emerging strategies through the use of clinical workflows, roles and responsibilities of personnel, process maps, and swim lane flowcharts;
- Assess individual organizations’ technical needs; manage and provide peer-to-peer technical assistance, coaching, and capacity development to implement, refine, and document their emerging strategies;
- Develop and implement the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Learning Collaborative Model for Achieving Breakthrough Improvement with learning sessions, action periods, and performance measurement to refine the emerging strategies;
- Create forums to facilitate and foster exchange of information between organizations to improve processes and outcomes;
- Develop and communicate information to RWHAP recipients, subrecipients, and stakeholders throughout the duration of the project such as initiative status, lessons learned, and tools developed and used; and
- Develop and disseminate information about the initiative evaluation and products that support and promote replication.
- You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year.
- The period of performance is August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025 (3 years).
- Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A – D of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, including public and nonprofit private entities; state and local governments; academic institutions; local health departments; nonprofit hospitals and outpatient clinics; and community health centers receiving support under Section 330 of the PHS Act.
- Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.