HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has published three notices of funding opportunities related to HIV and aging for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program initiative.
Aging with HIV is an important issue for the RWHAP. In 2019 and 2020, nearly half of people served by the RWHAP were 50 years and older. Health and psychosocial needs change as people with HIV grow older, and their health care and social services providers need to respond differently.
Funded organizations will identify, refine, evaluate, and share emerging ways to screen and manage health conditions and address the psychosocial needs and well-being of people 50 years and older with HIV.
Specifically, this initiative will fund three components: a capacity-building provider, demonstration sites, and an evaluation provider. All three components of the initiative will work together using the HAB implementation science framework to conduct the following activities simultaneously:
- Implement emerging strategies that comprehensively screen and manage comorbidities, geriatric conditions, behavioral health, and psychosocial needs of people 50 years and older with HIV;
- Assess the uptake and integration of emerging strategies;
- Understand implementation processes including assessing specific implementation strategies;
- Understand and document broader contextual factors affecting implementation;
- Evaluate the impact of the emerging strategies; and
- Document and disseminate the emerging strategies.
The notices of funding opportunities as well as information about the November 2021 pre-application webinars can be found at the following links:
- HRSA-22-027 Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Capacity Building Provider
- HRSA-22-028 Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Demonstration Sites
- HRSA-22-029 Emerging Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Aging with HIV: Evaluation Provider
Applications Due: January 25, 2022.