Street Medicine Interventions for People with HIV who are Unsheltered - Demonstration Sites

Active
Yes
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Post Date
December 18th, 2024
Estimated Close Date
February 20th, 2025
Total Funding
$3,650,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
HRSA-25-056

Agency

Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering a grant opportunity titled "Street Medicine Interventions for People with HIV who are Unsheltered - Demonstration Sites". This grant aims to adapt, document, and evaluate street medicine interventions for people with HIV who are living in unsheltered environments. Street medicine refers to the provision of health services in places like streets, under bridges, and in woods where people reside. The goal is to improve the health and quality of life of people with HIV. The grant will fund one capacity building provider, one evaluation provider, and 13 demonstration sites. The demonstration sites will provide tailored health services to individuals in their respective environments and will work closely with the evaluation and capacity building providers to adapt and document intervention strategies. The grant also emphasizes the collection of data to evaluate the effects of interventions on health and quality of life. Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A through F of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act. The estimated total program funding is $3,650,000, and it is expected that 10 awards will be granted. The grant opportunity is forecasted, and the estimated project start date is September 1, 2025. For more information, you can contact Marlene Matosky at MMatosky@hrsa.gov or (301)443-0798.

Description

This initiative will use an implementation science (IS) approach to adapt, document, and evaluate street medicine interventions for people with HIV. Street medicine is the provision of health services in unsheltered environments (such as streets, under bridges, in woods) where people reside. This emerging field of medicine and public health holds much promise to improve the health and quality of life of people with HIV. There is a need to understand core program components, strategies to scale interventions, implementation within the context of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), and sustainable interventions in communities with variable amounts of resources. The initiative will consist of one capacity building provider, one evaluation provider, and 13 demonstration sites (all funded under separate notices of funding opportunity). DPD will assemble a HAB workgroup to advise on the development of the NOFO and implementation. Demonstration sites will: o Provide health services tailored to each person and their environment. o Retain an agile, interdisciplinary team consisting of medical, behavioral health, and social services staff who are skilled and experienced in the needs and barriers experienced by people who are unsheltered and can swiftly respond with appropriate services and resources. o Work closely with the evaluation and capacity building providers to (1) adapt and document intervention and implementation strategies and (2) collect data to evaluate effects of interventions on health and quality of life.

Contact Information

PrimaryMarlene Matosky
(301) 443-0798
MMatosky@hrsa.gov

Opportunity Lifecycle

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