Funding Opportunity: Curing HCV Among People of Color Living with HIV

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a funding opportunity open to all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Parts A, B, C, and D funded recipients of record. “Curing Hepatitis C Among People of Color Living with HIV” is a multi-pronged initiative that will support up to two recipients to improve the prevention, care, treatment, and cure of hepatitis C (HCV) in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations.  Components of the initiative will include:

  • Expansion of HCV prevention (including education), testing, care (including preventive health care), and treatment capacity among RWHAP-funded clinics, HRSA and Medicare-certified Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and SAMHSA-funded community-based substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health treatment providers that predominantly serve people of color living with both HIV and HCV;
  • Improved coordination of linkage to and retention in care and treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV/HCV;
  • Improved coordination with SAMHSA-funded SUD treatment providers to expand the delivery of behavioral health and substance use treatment support to achieve treatment completion and to prevent HCV infection and re-infection; and
  • Enhancement of health department surveillance systems to increase their capacity to monitor acute and chronic coinfections of HIV and HCV in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations, and to enable an HCV Data to Care capacity.

Read the full notice of funding opportunity to learn more.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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