Engaging the dental workforce to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330385
Opportunity Number: RFA-DE-21-002
Opportunity Title: Engaging the dental workforce to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.350
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.
Agency Code: HHS-NIH11
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Posted Date: Dec 14, 2020
Close Date: Feb 10, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 14, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: The purpose of this initiative is to support intervention research aimed at equipping the dental workforce in meeting the unique needs of people living with HIV (PLWH) or at risk of contracting HIV. This initiative aligns with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) plan, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, which identifies four broad goals: 1) Diagnose individuals infected with HIV as soon as possible after infection; 2) Treat HIV infection rapidly and effectively to achieve sustained viral suppression; 3) Protect people at risk for HIV using potent and proven prevention strategies, including Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP); and 4) Respond rapidly to detect growing HIV clusters and to prevent new HIV infections. Dental care providers may have unique opportunities to contribute to these efforts, but there are also significant challenges. Among the most commonly-cited challenges are concerns about patient acceptability, the need for appropriate provider training and support, fitting HIV-related services into the dental clinic workflow, complex and variable laws related to HIV service-provision, and billing and reimbursement systems necessary for sustainability. Applications in response to this FOA should propose to develop, adapt, and/or test interventions to equip dental care providers to participate in and/or to provide HIV-related services, consistent with those identified in the DHHS plan. Proposed interventions should address one or more challenges currently preventing greater participation by dental care providers, and can aim to overcome barriers at any relevant socioecological level (e.g., individual patient or provider, community, clinic, care organization). Awards made under this FOA will initially support a milestone-driven planning phase (UG3) for up to 2 years, with possible transition to a clinical trial implementation phase of up to five years (UH3).
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