Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) Technical Assistance Center

Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning (IHAP) Technical Assistance Center

In June 2015, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) released the Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan Guidance, including the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need for calendar years 2017-2021. For the first time, the guidance allows jurisdictions to submit one Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan to both HRSA HAB and CDC DHAP.

To support integrated local HIV planning efforts across prevention, care, and treatment and effectively meet the needs of people living with HIV and those at risk for HIV infection, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), together with its partners, will collaborate with HRSA HAB and CDC DHAP to implement the Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning Technical Assistance Center (IHAP TAC).

Throughout the three-year project, the IHAP TAC will support Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part A and B grant recipients and their planning bodies by conducting a range of virtual and in-person technical assistance activities, including:

  1. Develop tools and processes to support the HRSA HAB and CDC DHAP review of Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plans and provide feedback to jurisdictions.
  2. Develop and disseminate strategies, tools, and trainings to promote and support integrated planning across prevention, care, and treatment service delivery systems.
  3. Deliver targeted TA to select jurisdictions implementing integrated planning activities.
  4. Support peer learning opportunities across jurisdictions.