Fenway Institute Awards Funding To 26 Ryan White Program Sites

The Fenway Institute’s Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB), has awarded 26 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipient organizations across the United States with up to $170,000 in funding per year through 2021, for implementation of effective, culturally-tailored interventions as part of the initiative Using Evidence-informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLWH). The site selection process occurred in collaboration with The Fenway Institute’s partner, AIDS United.

The selected sites, from California to Massachusetts and from Alaska to Puerto Rico, constitute a diverse array of community-based organizations, federally qualified health care centers, public health departments, and universities that will serve to improve health outcomes for a diverse population of PLWH.

A complete list of the award recipients organized by focus area and type of intervention is available below:

Transgender Women

  • Healthy Divas (Divas)
    • Birmingham AIDS Outreach Inc: Birmingham, Alabama
    • California Prostitutes Education Project, Inc.: Oakland, California
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School: Newark, New Jersey
  • Transgender Women Engagement and Entry To Care Project (TWEET)
    • Henry Ford Health System: Detroit, Michigan
    • CrescentCare: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • CENTRO ARARAT, INC.: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

  • Project Connect and Retention through Enhanced Contacts (Connect)
    • AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Motivational Interviewing with Peer Outreach (MI Peers)
    • Houston County Board of Health/dba North Central Health District- HOPE Center: Macon, Georgia
    • Broward House, Inc.: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Antiretroviral Adherence among HIV Positive Youth (TXTXT)
    • AIDS Partnership Michigan: Detroit, Michigan
    • Research Foundation SUNY HEAT Program: Brooklyn, New York

Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care

  • Clinic-based Buprenorphine Treatment (BUP)
    • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center: Methuen, Massachusetts
    • Consejo de Salud de Puerto Rico Inc.: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Improving Mood-Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT)
    • La Clinica del Pueblo, Inc: Washington, D.C.
    • Oklahoma State University Center Health Sciences: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Health Emergency Lifeline Programs: Detroit, Michigan
    • Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Inc: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
    • The Poverello Center Inc: Wilton Manors, Flordia
    • North Jersey Community Research Initiative: Newark, New Jersey

Identifying and Addressing Trauma

  • Trauma Informed Approach & Coordinated HIV Assistance and Navigation for Growth and Empowerment (TIA/CHANGE)
    • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Anchorage, Alaska
    • Chicago Women’s AIDS Project: Chicago, Illinois
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • Western North Carolina Community Health56: Asheville, North Carolina
    • Positive Impact Health Centers: Decatur, Georgia
  • Seeking Safety (Safety)
    • Multicultural AIDS Coalition: Boston, Massachusetts
    • The Regents of the Univ. of Calif., U.C. San Diego: La Jolla, California

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