The Fenway Institute is excited to announce the launch of 11 new multimedia intervention toolkits for HIV service organizations. These resource-rich and accessible toolkits offer valuable guidance on how to adapt and implement effective evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes for people with HIV. Consisting of step-by-step implementation guides, interactive training modules, best practice videos, and more, the toolkits cover 11 interventions in four focus areas: transgender women, Black men who have sex with men (MSM), behavioral health integration into HIV primary care, and identifying and addressing trauma.
The toolkits were developed as part of Using Evidence-informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (E2i), a four-year (2017 to 2021) initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F – Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program. The Fenway Institute, in partnership with AIDS United, served as the E2i Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (CCTA). The E2i CCTA selected and funded 26 RWHAP-funded sites to pilot the implementation of the 11 interventions. The toolkits incorporate the lessons learned from the E2i sites as they adapted the interventions to meet their clients’ needs.
E2i also measured the effectiveness of the interventions at improving health outcomes among people with HIV, specifically in RWHAP settings. Evaluators at the University of California San Francisco assessed the impact of the interventions on linkage-to-care, prescription of ART, retention in care, and viral suppression, while also measuring feasibility, cost, acceptability, and other factors that impact the successful implementation of an intervention. All evaluation outcomes are integrated into the toolkits.
“We are delighted that these E2i toolkits are now publicly available on the TargetHIV website to help HIV service providers replicate and deliver these interventions to communities in need,” said Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute.
Learn more about E2i and download the toolkits here.