Using Evidence Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV – Evaluation

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to support a single organization that will serve as the Evidence-Informed Intervention Evaluation Center (E2i EC) for a new initiative entitled Using Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV (PLWH). The goal of this four-year cooperative agreement is to evaluate the outcomes and impact of the evidence-informed interventions implemented through the companion initiative entitled Using EvidenceInformed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV – Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance (E2i CCTA), funded under HRSA-17-044. Applicants are encouraged to review the E2i CCTA announcement to understand the collaborative work between the E2i EC and the E2i CCTA. The E2i CCTA will identify and provide support for the implementation of effective and culturally appropriate evidence-informed practices to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes, including increasing retention in care, improving treatment adherence, and improving viral suppression for PLWH.

This recipient will serve as the E2i EC and will evaluate the outcomes and impact of the evidence-informed interventions implemented in four focus areas:

1) Improving HIV health outcomes for transgender women

2) Improving HIV health outcomes for Black men who have sex with men (MSM)

3) Integrating behavioral health with primary medical care for PLWH

4) Identifying and addressing trauma among PLWH

​In consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), the E2i EC will design, develop, and implement an evaluation plan to assess the outcomes and impact of the evidence-informed interventions implemented by the twenty-four (24) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients/subrecipients funded by the E2i CCTA (hereafter referred to as “subawardees”), as well as the effectiveness of the specific implementation strategies used. The E2i EC will conduct a multi-site evaluation of interventions implemented by selected RWHAP subawardees under the E2i CCTA cooperative agreement. Evaluation results will inform best practices and lessons learned to be included in dissemination efforts. The E2i EC will evaluate the impact of learning sessions developed by the E2i CCTA, in terms of their effectiveness in improving outcomes. The E2i EC will also evaluate the impact of making mid-intervention adjustments, if any (i.e., resulting from the learning sessions), on the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular intervention or implementation strategy.

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
  • Sponsor Deadline: Mar. 1, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under RWHAP Parts A, B, C and D.  These include, but are not limited to: public and nonprofit private entities involved in addressing HIV/AIDS related issues at the regional or national level; state and local governments; academic institutions; local health departments; nonprofit hospitals and outpatient clinics; community health centers receiving support under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act; Federally Qualified Health Centers as described in Title XIX, Section 1905 of the Social Security Act; faith-based and community-based organizations; and Indian Tribes or Tribal organizations with or without federal recognition.



Amount Description

Approximately $550,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $550,000 per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2017 federal budget. This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed, and funds can be awarded in a timely manner.

Funding Type





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

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

February 1, 2017

External Deadline

March 1, 2017