Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP)
his notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Enhancing Linkage of STI and HIV Surveillance Data in The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) cooperative agreement. The purpose of this health information technology (HIT) capacity-building demonstration project is to improve linkage, re-engagement in care, and health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLWH) in the RWHAP. HRSA will fund a Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) to identify jurisdictions (state, city, and/or local health departments) and provide programmatic technical assistance (TA) to enable them to create or improve data sharing across their sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV surveillance systems. The TAP will assess jurisdictional barriers to data sharing across STI and HIV surveillance departments and develop tools to address these barriers. This matched STI (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and/or syphilis cases) and HIV surveillance data will be used to improve the capacity of RWHAP clinics to prioritize resources for linking and re-engaging PLWH into care.