Strengthening the Impact of Community Health Workers on the HIV Care Continuum in the US (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this RFA is to promote research on the use of community health workers (CHW) to improve the HIV care continuum in the United States. The RFA will support research on the effectiveness of scalable tools, trainings, and strategies designed to strengthen the ability of CHW to improve HIV care among people living with HIV (PLH). Research applications must incorporate a patient outcome related to the HIV care continuum, such as care engagement, antiretroviral adherence, or viral suppression. Effectiveness research that identifies the mediators and mechanisms through which CHW make an impact is also encouraged.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s):  30 days before the due date.
  • Application Due Date(s): May 13, 2020
  • AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 13, 2020

RFA-NR-20-002 Expiration Date May 14, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

This RFA calls for research applications that will advance prospective, mixed methods, clinical trial and implementation research on CHW workers that support PLH in their communities to engage in HIV care and achieve manageable antiretroviral (ARV) routines leading to durable viral suppression. Interdisciplinary teams, that draw on expertise such as basic social sciences, sociology, anthropology, primary care, nursing, social work, public health, epidemiology and implementation science, are strongly encouraged when pursuing this research agenda. Research must include measures of the impact of CHW on a patient outcome related to the HIV care continuum, such as care engagement, antiretroviral adherence, or viral suppression. Effectiveness research that identifies the mediators and mechanisms through which CHW make impact is also encouraged.

Amount

$2,000,000

Amount Description

Application budgets are limited to $500,000 per year in direct costs.

Award Project Period: Up to 4 years

      Funding Type

      Grant

      Eligibility

      Faculty

      Category

      Community Outreach and Engagement
      Medical
      Medical - Basic Science
      Medical - Clinical Science
      Medical - Translational
      Social Sciences

      External Deadline

      May 13, 2020