I3 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 (I3 EHE) Scientific Working Group (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.
As one of its early activities, the SWG will support Chicago-area investigators and practitioners at university and community organizations by offering EHE Planning Awards to collaborative teams. See the RFA.
An introductory SWG meeting is scheduled for July 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The SWG’s overall activities to support new collaboration and project development are taking shape. The July 15 meeting is the first opportunity to open this dialogue and to solicit feedback from interested parties. The SWG is designed to complement and support ongoing efforts, such as Getting to Zero Illinois.
Federal Funding Opportunities Targeting EHE
Agency and Stakeholder Statements on EHE