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Ending the HIV/HCV/Syphilis Epidemics in Indian Country II (ETHIC II): A Syndemic Elimination Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Urban Indian Communities

The purpose of this program is to support communities to directly increase the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and syphilis. Successful applicants will work toward a reduction of new HIV infections and relevant co-morbidities, specifically syphilis and HCV infections; improve HIV/HCV/syphilis-related health outcomes; and reduce HIV/HCV/syphilis-related health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. In four separate but related parts, this initiative aims to implement effective and innovative strategies, interventions, approaches, and services to reduce new HIV/HCV/syphilis infections among AI/AN communities in the U.S. This initiative’s overarching goals are to: (1) Reduce new HIV, HCV, and syphilis infections to less than 3,000 per year by 2030; and (2) achieve a 90 percent reduction in new HCV infections and a 65 percent reduction in mortality, compared to a 2015 baseline.

Funding Organization:
The US Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service
Funding Category:
Viral Hepatitis
Support Types:
Cooperative Agreements
Eligible Organizations:
Number of Awards Given:
26 Awards
Minimum Amount:
Maximum Amount:
Award Amount:
$ 14,000,000
Fund ID:
Application Due Date:
Health Care Planning
Health Care Programs/Services
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis Prevention
HIV and AIDS Prevention
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections
STD/STI Prevention
American Indian or Alaska Native persons
At Risk Persons
Health Professionals
Health Services Organizations
Persons with Hepatitis
Persons with HIV/AIDS
Persons with STD/STI
Application Contact
IHS Division of Grants Management