Deadline: 12 July 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications to support organization that will serve as the Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center (TAEC) for a new initiative entitled “Improving Access to Care: Using Community Health Workers to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care”.
The project will focus on assisting HIV medical care provider sites, particularly those funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), with the support needed to integrate CHWs into an HIV multidisciplinary team model through training, direct technical assistance, and collaborative learning sessions.
- To increase the utilization of community health workers (CHW) to improve access to and retention in health care.
- To improve health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthier communities, and achieving health equity among racial and ethnic minority populations.
- The TAEC will provide three levels of training and/or technical assistance (TA) comprising Direct TA, Webinars/Webcasts, and Learning Collaborative.
- The TAEC will be responsible for the development and release of an application and awards to RWHAP recipient or sub recipient medical provider sites.
- The TAEC will develop and conduct webinars/webcasts for any HIV medical provider interested in gaining knowledge related to the development of a CHW program, with a focus on integrating CHWs into HIV multidisciplinary care and treatment teams
- The TAEC will also coordinate the formation and implementation of at least one learning collaborative with several learning sessions.
- The TAEC will also be responsible for the development and implementation of an evaluation component to assess the effectiveness of project activities and the effectiveness of the CHW programs developed by the sites receiving direct TA.
- The TAEC will be responsible for producing a CHW Implementation Guide
- County governments
- Special district governments
- State governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Independent school districts
- City or township governments
Eligible Country: United States
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