EHE Scientific Working Group
Lisa Hirschhorn, PhD, MPH
Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD
Gregory L. Phillips II, PhD, MS
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
Agency and Stakeholder Statements on EHE