I3 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 (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

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