The Third Coast CFAR is pleased to announce a new Scientific Working Group to be led by Drs. Lisa Hirschhorn, Inger Burnett-Zeigler, and Gregory Phillips II. The Innovation and Implementation for Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group (EHE SWG) aims to catalyze collaborations that promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health that can help end the HIV epidemic. Drawing on the Third Coast CFAR’s strengths in implementation science and partnership building, the SWG responds to the federal initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.  

EHE emphasizes the implementation of existing tools to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses by 90% by 2030 in the counties accounting for half the HIV cases in the US. In order to accomplish this goal, NIH, CDC, and HRSA are working together to mobilize an effective response. New RFA/RFPs targeting EHE are expected from each agency in the coming year.

The Third Coast CFAR will support the work of the EHE SWG with EHE Planning Awards.