Presentation on theme: "Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention CDC-RFA-PS"— Presentation transcript:
1 Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention CDC-RFA-PS15-1506 Health Department Demonstration Projects to Reduce HIV Infections and Improve Engagement in HIV Medical Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender PersonsLinda J. Koenig, PhDChief, Prevention Research BranchApril 22, 2015National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionDivision of HIV/AIDS Prevention
2 OVERVIEWBackgroundPurposeAward InformationProject CategoriesActivities/StrategiesEligibilityOther Key Information
3 BackgroundMen who have sex with men (MSM) remain the population most heavily affected by HIV infection in the United States (US). Transgender persons and other populations with ongoing risk behavior are also at high risk for HIV infection.High Impact HIV prevention approaches need to be implemented by health departments to reduce new HIV infections among these populations.New prevention strategies are available and needed to reduce new HIV infections and increase viral suppression among MSM and Transgender persons.
4 PurposeThree year demonstration project to reduce HIV transmission and improve health outcomes by supporting state and local health departments to implement:Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a prevention tool for HIV-negative MSM, transgender persons, and other populations who are at substantial risk of acquiring HIV“Data to Care,” a strategy to identify, link, engage and re-engage PLWH who are not in HIV medical care
5 FOA Type: Cooperative Agreement Award InformationFOA Type: Cooperative AgreementApproximate Number of AwardsUp to 24Total Anticipated Project Period FundingUp to $125,000,000Average One Year Award Amount$2,900,000Number of Years of Award3 yearsEstimated Award DateSept 30, 2015Award Ceiling (This amount is subject to the availability of funds.)$7,000,000Award Floor (This amount is subject to the availability of funds.)$500,000
6 PROJECT CategoriesCATEGORY 1: PrEP Support Demonstration Projects Targeting MSM and Transgender Persons At Substantial Risk of Acquiring HIVCATEGORY 2: Data To Care Demonstration Projects that Use Surveillance Data Sources to Identify MSM and Transgender Persons Not in HIV Care
7 ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Category 1 (PrEP) Activities include:Creating/Expanding partnershipsConvening Community Advisory BoardsDeveloping provider buy-in and supportDeveloping evaluation activitiesTraining clinicians and counselorsDeveloping policies, educational and media materialsConducting media campaignsReferring consumers to servicesIntegrating PrEP with other services (e.g., STD)Providing screening for PrEP
8 ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Category 1 (PrEP) - Allowable Activities Funds may not be used for:PrEP medications (e.g., Truvada), laboratory testing related to PrEP (e.g., creatinine tests, liver function tests, pregnancy tests, and other clinical tests that could result from evaluation of side effects/toxicities) or personnel costs for the provision of PrEP medication and recommended clinical care associated with PrEP.Funds may be used for:HIV tests, hepatitis B screening, and STD testing.However, grantees should coordinate these services and seek payment from other sources, where available.
9 ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Category 2 (Data to Care) Applicants should propose activities that support:Using HIV surveillance data and other data sources to improve identification, linkage to or re-engagement in care among persons not in care to improve clinical outcomes along the HIV continuum of care for MSM and transgender persons.
10 ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Category 2 (Data to Care) Creating/Expanding partnershipsConvening Community Advisory BoardsDeveloping provider buy-in and supportDeveloping evaluation activitiesDeveloping procedures, policies and protocolsDeveloping confidential list of persons not in HIV careDeveloping agreements for data sharingIntegrating with other surveillance programs (STD, hepatitis)Building capacity and training staffReviewing state and local laws
11 Category 1 (PrEP): Criteria for Eligibility State and local health departments whose jurisdiction includes one or more of the 32 MSAs/MDs where there are greater than 3,000 MSM living with diagnosed HIV by year-end 20101Resources will be allocated to HDs reaching those MSAs/MDs with greatest prevalence of MSM living with HIV in order to have the greatest impactIf a local health department is directly-funded by CDC to work in an eligible MSA/MD, that department is the eligible entity to apply for funding.1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosed HIV infection among adults and adolescents in metropolitan statistical areas—United States and Puerto Rico, HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2013;18(No. 8). Revised edition. library/reports/surveillance/. Published March Accessed April 20, 2015.
12 Category 1 (PrEP): Criteria for Eligibility, cont’d The intent of the FOA is that state HDs with one eligible MSA/MD will conduct work in that specified MSA/MD.States that have more than one eligible MSA/MD may elect to work in all or a reduced number of eligible MSAs or MDsSpecific selection of MSAs/MDs should be based on HIV prevalence.
13 Category 2 (Data to Care): Criteria for Eligibility Eligibility is limited to:Health departments eligible for Category 1 and who also have complete reporting of all CD4 cell count and HIV viral load results.Eligibility is limited to the jurisdictions listed in tables 2a/b-5a/b in the 2012 Monitoring Report published November2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 dependent areas—2012. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2014;19(No. 3). surveillance/. Published November Accessed April 20, 2015.
14 Applicants Eligible for both Categories Applicants eligible for both Category 1 and Category 2 are strongly recommended to apply for both Categories.When proposing activities under both Category 1 and Category 2, no less than 25% of the overall proposed budget should be allocated to either Category.If applying for both, maximum page limit is 25.
15 Applicants Applying to One Category These applicants include:Those eligible for Category 1 only, andApplicants eligible for both but proposing activities in only one CategoryAvailable funding will be 75% of the available funding levels for proposals addressing both CategoriesMaximum page limit is 20.
16 Other Key InformationFunding algorithm is under development but will likely take into consideration:HIV burden in the MSA/MDTotal number of MSAs/MDs per proposalAvailability of fundsKey DatesJune 1, 2015 – Application Due DateSeptember 2015 – Anticipated Award Date
17 CDC/DHAPInformation from today’s webinar will be summarized and posted at:(webpage listing CDC's HIV FOAs)For further inquiries:.National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionDivision of HIV/AIDS Prevention