HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau Information Email - October 8 #HIV #HRSA


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HRSA HAB Information Email - October 8
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HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Update

 

Save the Date: HAB You Heard Webinar: October 27

The October “HAB You Heard Webinar,” the monthly update from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA HAB), will take place October 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET. This month’s webinar will include a highlight of the most recent COVID-19 Data Report (CDR) data, a look at new resources for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, and new Recipient Spotlight presentations. The webinar is open to all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, subrecipients, and stakeholders.

To participate.

(Not a U.S. Government website)


Recording Available: September 22 HAB You Heard Webinar

The recording from the September 22, “HAB You Heard Webinar” is now available.

Replay the webinar.

Listen to the recording.


HRSA HAB COVID-19 FAQ Webpage Update

HRSA HAB is continually updating the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage.

Access the COVID-19 FAQ Webpage.


New Phase of Provider Relief Fund Opens for Applications

Providers are encouraged to apply for the latest round of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) support. Applications will be considered regardless of whether your organization was previously eligible for, applied for, received, accepted, or rejected prior PRF payments. For this newest phase, funding will be allocated to providers based on assessed financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by COVID-19.  

For more information about the Phase 3-General Distribution, please visit the Provider Relief Fund webpage.

Apply here through November 6. Register for the webcast on October 15 at 3 pm ET to learn more.

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2018 RWHAP ADAP Annual Client-Level Data Report Now Available

HRSA HAB has released the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2018.

This publication reflects HRSA HAB’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the availability of program information. The report is the second publication of national ADAP client-level data submitted through the ADAP Data Report (ADR) system. ADR data describe the demographic characteristics of clients accessing ADAP services and the ADAP-funded services used.  Data are included for 2014 through 2018, nationally and by state/territory.

The publication provides an in-depth look at service utilization, demographic, and socioeconomic factors among clients served by ADAP. The report includes client-level data based on age, race/ethnicity, federal poverty level, and health care coverage.

Access the RWHAP ADAP Annual Client-Level Data Report, 2018.


HRSA HAB Announces Two New Aging Reference Guides

People with HIV are living longer. In 2018, 46.1 percent of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients were aged 50 years and older. And, as people with HIV age, their health care and social needs change. All member of the health care team can assist in the care and treatment as people age with HIV. HRSA HAB continues to work with RWHAP recipients, subrecipients, and providers to identify and share effective strategies to meet the unique needs of this growing population. As part of this effort, HRSA HAB has two new reference guides to assist health care professionals as their aging population grows. 

Incorporating New Elements of Care: This reference guide identifies commonly occurring health care and social needs of people aging with HIV and highlights the screenings and assessments for these needs.

Access the Incorporating New Elements of Care reference guide.

Putting Together the Best Health Care Team: This reference guide discusses how all members of the health care team can contribute to the care of people aging with HIV.

Access the Putting Together the Best Health Care Team reference guide.


Save the Date: Ending the HIV Epidemic Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar: October 29

The “Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar,” will be hosted on October 29, from 2:00-3:30 pm ET by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Registration is required. The event will provide EHE updates to:

  • Federal staff whose agencies/programs/offices are engaged in implementing the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative.
  • Funded recipients, sub-recipients and health care workers that qualify as EHE jurisdictions.
  • Public health and health care service providers including but not limited to local health departments, community based organizations, sexually transmitted infection clinics, community health centers, Title X clinics, and substance used disorder treatment providers who want to learn more about the EHE initiative.

To register.

For more information about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

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Updated National HIV Curriculum

The second edition of the National HIV Curriculum, the HRSA-funded online self-study platform on HIV clinical care, was released last month. Updates are clearly noted as "2nd Edition." Updates are also made on an ongoing basis.

Access the National HIV Curriculum.

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Funding Opportunity for Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: Deadline November 16

This HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (HRSA-21-021) is under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program. The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. For purposes of this program, an integrated health care network is defined as an organizational arrangement among at least three regional or local health care organizations that come together to develop strategies for improving health services delivery systems in a community.

Eligible applicants include public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities. The deadline for applications is November 16.

For more information.


Funding Opportunity for Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program: Deadline December 1

This HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (HRSA-21-027) is under the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program. The outreach program is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery to rural underserved populations in the local community or region. Through consortia of local health care and social service providers, communities can develop innovative approaches to challenges related to the specific health needs in rural areas that expand clinical and service capacity in rural communities. The overarching goals for the outreach program are to:

  • Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities;
  • Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services;
  • Utilize community engagement and evidence-based or innovative, evidence informed model(s) in the delivery of health care services; and
  • Improve population health, and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability.

Eligible applicants include public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities. The deadline for applications is December 1.

For more information.


CQII Guide to Conducting a Virtual Quality Improvement Collaborative

This new resource from the HRSA HAB-supported Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII) describes key steps in implementing a virtual learning collaborative focused on clinical ambulatory care settings and tips for coordinating a successful virtual community of practice. It is based on the experience gained during the end+disparities ECHO Collaborative, which was conducted by HRSA HAB and CQII. The Guide also presents resources that were used during the end+disparities Collaborative.

View this resource.

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Overview of HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks for Grant Recipients: Webinar October 14

This webinar, which takes place October 14, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET, will introduce the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) to recipients. The session will cover basic topics such as system registration, navigation, and general functions within EHBs. Recipients must understand these topics prior to working on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR).

To participate.

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Updated Framework for Estimating Unmet Need for HIV Primary Medical Care: Webinar October 15

This webinar, which takes place October 15, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET, will introduce the updated Unmet Need Framework methodology to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients. It will provide an overview of the updated Framework, highlight changes from the historical approach and discuss data needed for completing the required estimates. These include late diagnoses, unmet need, and in care/not virally suppressed, using HIV surveillance data. In addition, recipients will be expected to carry out target population analyses appropriate for their jurisdictions. Key steps and suggested roles and responsibilities for implementing the Framework will be reviewed. The webinar will also include discussion and use case studies and polls to test knowledge. Available resources will be highlighted including the Unmet Need Manual and the required reporting templates and optional calculation tables.

To participate.

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Live with Leadership Conversations: October 19-21

During the US Conference on HIV/AIDS (USCHA), October 19-21, the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) will offer three Live with Leadership Conversations. These 20-minute sessions are free and open to the public, to hear from federal and community leaders about activities to further the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

Topic: Importance of USCHA to EHE, October 19, 11:15–11:35 am ET Guest: Kaye Hayes, OIDP Acting Director, and Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Topic: Updates from the Community on EHE, October 20, 2:00–2:20 pm ET Guest: Leisha McKinley-Beach, Community Advocate and Public Health Consultant

Topic: NMAC Update from USCHA, October 20, 6:00–6:20 pm ET Guests: NMAC’s Paul Kawata, Executive Director and Ace Robinson, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Harold Phillips, EHE Chief Operating Officer, and OIDP Senior HIV Advisor, will moderate. Submit advance questions to EndHIVEpidemic@....

Join at the Live with Leadership sessions.

For more about federal activities during USCHA, visit HIV.gov, follow our blog and on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Integrated Prevention and Care Planning: Webinar October 28

This webinar, which takes place October 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET, will focus on the basics of the integrated planning process. Presenters will describe the five stages of integrated planning and introduce lessons learned, best practices, and resources for the integrated planning process and development of the Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans. While describing the steps involved in integrated planning, the HRSA HAB-supported Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC) will incorporate examples from jurisdictions and highlight available IHAP TAC resources to assist jurisdictions in their integrated planning work.

To participate.

Learn more about the IHAP TAC.

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Webinar Series on Integrating Buprenorphine into HIV Primary Care: October/November

The training will be held as a series of webinars on October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, and November 9, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET. AIDS United, with support from HRSA HAB, is offering these trainings on the evidence-informed interventions that were implemented through the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions (DEII) initiative. This training is presented with collaboration by the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MAETC).

Register for webinar 1: October 12

Register for webinar 2: October 19

Register for webinar 3: October 26

Register for webinar 4: November 2

Register for webinar 5: November 9

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Virtual Training on Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to Community HIV Primary Care: October 28 and 29

This multi-day virtual training will take place October 28 and 29. On each day, the training will run from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm ET. All training activities will be conducted via Zoom. AIDS United, with support from HRSA HAB, is offering these trainings on the evidence-informed interventions that were implemented through the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions (DEII) initiative.

The Transitional Care Coordination (TCC) intervention engages people with HIV in the jail setting to support linkage to community-based HIV primary care after incarceration and address client-specific barriers to care, such as housing, transportation, substance use, and mental health. This will be an interactive, skills-building training for direct service and administrative staff who seek to implement a new or strengthen their existing services for people with HIV who are released from jail settings. Facilitators will share evidence-informed models and free tools that can be incorporated into ending the HIV epidemic plans or other work to improve outcomes across the HIV care continuum at a local level.

Register to participate.

(Not a U.S. Government website)


Virtual Training on Peer Linkage and Re-engagement of Women of Color with HIV: November 16, 17, and 18

The Peer Linkage and Re-engagement of Women of Color with HIV training is a multi-day virtual training. The training will occur on November 16, 17, and 18. On each day, the training will run from 11:00 am -5:00 pm ET. All training activities will be conducted via Zoom. AIDS United, with support from HRSA HAB, is offering these trainings on the evidence-informed interventions that were implemented through the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions (DEII) initiative.

The Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement intervention is an evidence-informed intervention that was replicated within three Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)-funded organizations across the country through the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions initiative (DEII), a multi-year project funded by HRSA HAB’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program. Peers are people with HIV who support others with HIV, often through a similar lived experience. Integrating peers into clinics’ multi-disciplinary team can help remove client barriers and improve access to HIV primary care and support services. This training will be an interactive, skills-building, and tailored for direct service and administrative staff who seek to implement a new or strengthen their existing peer program. The training seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • Define the core competencies of Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement Intervention.
  • Apply core competencies to case examples to build confidence in application of skills commonly employed by peers.
  • Identify resources that can support peers in working with clients and support clinics in integrating peers as part of the HIV care team.
  • Plan for how training participants will implement the Peer Linkage and Re-Engagement Intervention or components of the intervention in their organization/jurisdiction.

To achieve these goals, facilitators will share evidence-informed models and free tools that can be incorporated into ending the HIV epidemic plans or other work to improve outcomes across the HIV care continuum at a local level. Space is limited for the training.

To register.

(Not a U.S. Government website)


CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD Prevention and Treatment Virtual Meeting: November 5-6

The next meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) will take place on November 5, 2:00 - 5:00 pm ET and November 6, 2:00 - 5:00 pm ET.

The purpose of the CHAC is to advise the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; and the Administrator, HRSA, regarding objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STDs. During this meeting, the CHAC will discuss community engagement activities related to the President’s initiative on ‘‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’’ and the COVID–19 pandemic. The CHAC will also discuss the needs and challenges of HIV prevention and care for women. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments, which are honored in the order they are submitted and may be limited based on time allowed. To submit written comments or to request time for an oral comment during the meeting, register online by 12:00 p.m. ET on October 28.

The meeting is open to the public but advance registration is required. The deadline for online registration is 12:00 pm ET on November 2. Individuals who plan to attend and need reasonable accommodations should notify Theresa Jumento via email at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

To register for the meeting.

For information on submitting comments.

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day: October 15

On October 15 HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) will commemorate National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The 2020 theme is, "Living with HIV or Not…We’re in This Together.” In 2018, 23.2% of HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients were Hispanic/Latino. From 2010 to 2018, viral suppression among RWHAP Hispanic/Latino clients receiving HIV medical care increased from 73.6% to 89.1%.

More information about Hispanic/Latinos served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Access CDC’s National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day materials.

Read more.

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Other News

CDC Report on HIV Trends and MSM in the U.S.

This CDC report presents data along to the HIV continuum for men who have sex with men (MSM) for 33 jurisdictions. During 2018, MSM accounted for 69 percent of all diagnoses of HIV in the United States. During 2014–2018, diagnoses of HIV infection among MSM in 33 jurisdictions decreased 2.3 percent per year overall, but Black, Hispanic/Latino, and younger (aged 13–19 years) MSM experienced a small or no decrease. Linkage to care within 1 month and viral suppression within 6 months of diagnosis has increased.

Read more.


New AmFAR Resource on Health-Related Data and HIV

Multiple data points have been captured in this new AmFAR resource highlighting important indicators related to the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. Demographics, HIV, insurance status, proximity to services, COVID-19, and other social determinants of health are among the 50 variables presented in this new database. Data are available at the state/county level and are downloadable.

View this resource.

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