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.