FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2018

CONTACT
Fenway Health:  Christopher Viveiros / cviveiros@fenwayhealth.org / 617.927.6342
AIDS United:  Kyle Murphy / kmurphy@aidsunited.org / 202.876.2820

26 HIV/AIDS Programs Across US Receive Funding for Interventions from The Fenway Institute
and AIDS United’s Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance

The Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (E2i CCTA), funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) and led by The Fenway Institute in partnership with AIDS United, has awarded 26 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipient organizations across the United States with up to $170,000 in funding per year through 2021. These funds will be used for sites to implement effective, culturally-tailored interventions as part of an initiative entitled, Using Evidence-informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLWH). The four intervention focus areas are: transgender women, Black men who have sex with men (MSM), behavioral health integration into primary medical care, and identifying and addressing trauma.

“We are thrilled to begin implementation of evidence-informed interventions for people living with HIV at 26 sites that are wonderfully diverse in terms of geography, organizational type, interventions offered, and populations served,” said Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator for the E2i CCTA. “This initiative will allow HRSA/HAB to rapidly disseminate lessons learned and ultimately help scale up best practices for effective implementation of interventions across all RWHAP recipient organizations, to significantly improve HIV health outcomes in the U.S.”

The initiative’s Evaluation Center is based at the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, which will assess the impact of technical assistance by the CCTA on viral suppression and retention in care among PLWH.

The selected sites, from California to Massachusetts and from Alaska to Puerto Rico, constitute a broad array of community-based organizations, federally qualified health care centers, public health departments, and universities that will serve to improve health outcomes for a diverse population of PLWH.

A complete list of the award recipients is available below:

  • Birmingham AIDS Outreach Inc: Birmingham, Alabama
  • California Prostitutes Education Project, Inc.: Oakland, California
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School: Newark, New Jersey
  • Henry Ford Health System: Detroit, Michigan
  • CrescentCare: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • CENTRO ARARAT, INC.: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Houston County Board of Health/dba North Central Health District- HOPE Center: Macon, Georgia
  • Broward House, Inc.: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center: Jackson, Mississippi
  • AIDS Partnership Michigan: Detroit, Michigan
  • Research Foundation SUNY HEAT Program: Brooklyn, New York
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center: Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Consejo de Salud de Puerto Rico Inc.: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc: Washington, D.C.
  • Oklahoma State University Center Health Sciences: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Health Emergency Lifeline Programs: Detroit, Michigan
  • Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Inc: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • The Poverello Center Inc: Wilton Manors, Florida
  • North Jersey Community Research Initiative: Newark, New Jersey
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Chicago Women’s AIDS Project: Chicago, Illinois
  • Western North Carolina Community Health56: Asheville, North Carolina
  • Positive Impact Health Centers: Decatur, Georgia
  • Multicultural AIDS Coalition: Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Regents of the Univ. of Calif., U.C. San Diego: La Jolla, California

You can learn more about the initiative by clicking here.

Since 1971, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.  The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues. Fenway’s Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center cares for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else, including those who are LGBT or just figuring things out; homeless; struggling with substance use; or living with HIV/AIDS.  In 2013, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts joined the Fenway Health family, allowing both organizations to improve delivery of care and services across the state and beyond.

AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. through strategic grant-making, capacity building, formative resarch and policy. AIDS United works to ensure access to life-saving HIV/AIDS care and prevention services and to advance sound HIV/AIDS-related policy for U.S. populations and communities most impacted by the epidemic. To date, our strategic grant-making initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $117 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to HIV prevention, access to care, capacity building, harm reduction and advocacy. www.aidsunited.org.

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