Funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Special
Projects of National Significance Program (SPNS), the Systems Linkage and
Access to Care for Populations at High Risk for HIV Infection Initiative aims to
address two of the three primary goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy:
increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes and reducing
HIV-related health disparities.
The Initiative’s Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) at UCSF
supports seven demonstration states (Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Louisiana) that are implementing
innovative and effective strategies to link and retain hard-to-reach populations
into quality HIV care. In collaboration with HRSA SPNS and the seven
demonstration states, the ETAC will also conduct a comprehensive multi-state
evaluation to identify and document successful linkage models for the purposes
of dissemination and replication at the national level.