HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau pre-application technical assistance call for a three-year health information technology (HIT) capacity building demonstration project cooperative agreement titled, Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) (HRSA-19-039).
The purpose of this HIT capacity building demonstration project is to improve linkage, re-engagement in care, and health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) in the RWHAP. HRSA will fund a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) to identify jurisdictions (state, city, and/or local health departments) to create or improve data sharing across their sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV surveillance systems. This matched STI (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and/or syphilis cases) and HIV surveillance data will be used to improve the capacity of RWHAP clinics to prioritize resources for linking and re-engaging PLWH into care. The TAP will work collaboratively with a HRSA funded contractor who will evaluate the overall effectiveness and impact of this project. HRSA will work in partnership with the TAP in reviewing and selecting up to five (5) jurisdictions.