This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program, National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform. Funding under this announcement will support the integration of the National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform (NHC) into the education and training curricula of select, accredited health professions programs (HPPs), with an emphasis on medical, nursing and pharmacy graduate and residency programs. The goal of this initiative is to enhance the quality of HIV education and training at health professions institutions across the country and increase the number of competent health care professionals to manage the treatment and care of people with HIV. The NHC is an excellent online tool that provides high quality, easily accessible, and up-to-date HIV training essential for HIV care delivery. The curriculum is ideal for use by HPPs to prepare students to manage the treatment and care of people with HIV. This project will build upon a previous award, best practices, and lessons learned to further the integration of the NHC into HPPs.
Integration of the NHC into the curricula of select HPPs is designed to address national shortages in the HIV clinical workforce by creating a pipeline of future health care professionals adequately trained to medically manage people with HIV. This project will include activities to train HPP faculty on how to integrate the NHC into their existing programs and curricula.
This cooperative agreement will fund up to two organizations for a 5-year period of performance to address national shortages in the HIV clinical workforce through integration of the NHC into the curricula of participating accredited HPPs. Successful applicants will partner with at least 20 accredited HPPs over the 5-year project period to integrate the NHC into their curricula. At least one-third of partnering HPPs must be programs/institutions with graduates practicing in Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and/or communities highly impacted by HIV (e.g., areas identified in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States initiative).
Funding under this announcement will further support HAB’s workforce pipeline programs designed to recruit students and providers along the graduate-level education and training continuum. Therefore, the recipients of this award must work in close coordination with the award recipients of:
• HRSA-22-021, the National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform: Enhancements and Operations to update and enhance the NHC as a result of lessons learned throughout the project period; and
• HRSA-21-124, Building the HIV Workforce and Strengthening Engagement in Communities of Color to share lessons learned and best practices for integrating the NHC e-Learning Platform into HPPs.
Eligible applicants include domestic public or private non-profit entities, institutions of higher education, and academic health science centers. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, minority serving organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
Madia Ricks, MPH, BSN, RN