This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the AIDS Education and Training Center Program, National Clinician Consultation Center (AETC-NCCC) Program. The purpose of the AETC-NCCC is to provide immediate expert consultation to health care professionals on HIV prevention, care, and treatment including diagnosis, testing, antiretroviral therapy, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), perinatal HIV management, hepatitis B and C virus HIV coinfections, and behavioral health management for people with HIV.
The program will target six consultation services to front-line health care professionals across the United States and its territories, including but not limited to physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, clinical pharmacists, dental professionals, infection control specialists, and emergency medical service providers, with an emphasis on providers caring for minority and disproportionately affected populations.
The AETC-NCCC will support robust marketing of its consultation services in the geographic areas outlined in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. The AETC-NCCC will also have an important role in providing consultation support to health care providers in rural counties with the highest prevalence and/or incidence of opioid use disorder and injection drug use or at risk of significant increases in hepatitis B and C virus or an HIV outbreak due to injection drug use.
The AETC-NCCC will collaborate with the other components of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s (RWHAP) AETC Program, which consists of the Regional AETCs, the AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (NCRC), and AETCs’ practice transformation clinics located in the geographic areas as outlined in the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. As applicable, the AETC-NCCC will also collaborate with other RWHAP funded programs and HRSA- funded health centers, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indian Health Service (IHS), National Institutes of Health Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs), AIDS service organizations (ASOs), community based organizations (CBOs), federal training centers, health professional organizations, state primary care associations, state primary care offices, and other key stakeholders to improve health outcomes for people with HIV.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will fund one (1) NCCC recipient tasked with serving all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S. affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions (Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).
Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit entities, schools, and academic health science centers. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.