EHE Scientific Working Group


Lisa Hirschhorn, PhD, MPH
SWG Director

Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD
SWG Co-Director

Gregory L. Phillips II, PhD, MS
SWG Co-Director


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.

Introductory EHE SWG Meeting

Over 30 university-based investigators and community-based providers participated in the SWG’s introductory meeting on July 15, 2019. The SWG leaders would like to thank everyone for making the meeting a success. The group discussed many exciting ideas for new initiative and partnerships. Preliminary ideas for EHE SWG topics and ‘action teams’ are included in comprehensive notes from the introductory meeting.   

Third Coast CFAR funding is available to support potential collaborators interested in forming a partnership. Please contact Justin Schmandt or the SWG leaders to make applying for an EHE Planning Award as straightforward as possible.

Chicago-area faculty and staff from community-based organizations that provide HIV testing, prevention, and care services are eligible to join the EHE SWG. Contact Justin Schmandt to receive updates and invitations to SWG activities.


Federal Funding Opportunities Targeting EHE

CDC PS-19-1906: Strategic Partnerships and Planning (due 07/12/2019)

NIH CFAR Supplements to Support EtHE Planning Activities (due 05/08/2019)


Agency and Stakeholder Statements on EHE

National Institutes of Health

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) Issue Brief

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Resources and Services Administration

JAMA Editorial – from NIH, CDC, HRSA, DHHS Leaders

AIDS United


Indian Health Service