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Wednesday, September 07, 2011
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HRSA awards $5.1 million to bolster HIV/AIDS training and technical assistance programs

Awards will expand technical assistance and further develop HIV workforce

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today announced awards of $5.1 million to provide training and technical assistance (TA) as part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which provides HIV-related services in the United States for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. 

These funds will support AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) by providing HIV clinical consultation services, expand HIV training into graduate medical education, pilot an HIV telehealth training initiative, and provide national TA in the areas of fiscal management, data, AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, medical home certification, and online TA resources for the Ryan White community.

“Initiatives like these build on a long history of providing top-notch training and technical assistance to Ryan White grantees,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “These investments expand access to state-of-the-art care and ensure treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.”

Awards include:

  • AIDS Education and Training Center Program ($1.7M – 1 award). Enhances the capability of the HIV workforce through the National Clinicians Consultation Center, which will provide distance based clinical consultation on HIV through a warm line, perinatal hotline and referral network, and occupational post-exposure prophylaxis hotline.
  • Expanding HIV Training into Graduate Medical Education Program ($450,000 – 3 awards). Supports developmental work to expand an existing accredited primary care residency program to include an HIV focus, and community-based ambulatory patient care centers to expand training opportunities for medical residents in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • AETC Telehealth Training Center Awards ($599,924 – 3 awards). Expands access to and improves healthcare and health outcomes through telehealth technology for hard-to-reach, HIV-positive persons in medical care residing in historically underserved communities. 
  • National Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements ($2.4M – 5 awards). Assists grantees in the areas of fiscal management, data, AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, medical home certification, and online/self-help TA resources.

A list of awards follows.

 

AIDS Education and Training Center Program

Organization

City

State

Award Amount

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco

Calif.

$1,728,689

Total: AIDS Education and Training Center

$1,728,689

Expanding HIV Training into Graduate Medical Education

Organization

City

State

Award Amount

Yale University

New Haven

Conn.

$150,000

The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc.

Boise

Idaho

$150,000

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York

Albany

N.Y.

$150,000

Total: Expanding HIV Training into GME

$450,000

AETC Telehealth Training Center

Organization

City

State

Award Amount

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco

Calif.

$200,000

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pa.

$200,000

University of Washington

Seattle

Wash.

$199,924

Total: AETC Telehealth Training Center

$599,924

National HIV Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements

Organization

City

State

Award Amount

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco

Calif.

$450,000

HealthHIV

Washington

D.C.

$450,000

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

Washington

D.C.

$450,000

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Newark

N.J.

$600,000

Cicatelli Associates Inc.

New York

N.Y.

$450,000

Total: National HIV Technical Assistance

$2,400,000

TOTAL (all programs)

$5,178,613

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