Congratulations to the teams selected to lead a new round of EHE SWG Planning Projects! The awards support the exploration and development of new partnerships between academic and practice-based members of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group. These collaborative teams will explore ideas for innovative research studies, demonstration projects, or health services that will meet the objectives of the federal EHE initiative. The partnerships built over the next several months will position teams to submit competitive proposals in 2022, in response to upcoming funding opportunities from NIH, HRSA, and CDC. 

Developing a data-driven approach to improve engagement and retention in care for transgender women living with HIV
Anna Hotton, PhD, University of Chicago
Judy Perloff, MSW, Chicago House

Understanding Post-Launch Adaptations to a System-Wide HIV Resource Hub to Inform Future Evaluation
Dennis Li, PhD, Northwestern University
Kim Fountain, PhD, Center on Halsted

Building Community-Academic Partnerships to Improve HIV Care for Latinx Communities in Chicago: A Planning Project
Harita Shah, MD, University of Chicago
Pedro Serrano, MPH, Hektoen / CORE Center