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The Cooperative Re-Engagement Controlled Trial (CoRECT)

Description
Grant Amount: Estimated total funding available for first year (12-month budget period) $300,000 ($100,000 per award, including direct and indirect costs); Estimated total funding available for entire project period $6,900,000 for 5 years, including direct and indirect costs.

HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) can durably suppress the plasma HIV viral load which restores and preserves immunologic function. Effective ART improves individual survival and quality of life and dramatically reduces further HIV transmission making it a priority for both individual health and community public health. Within the United States, the largest lost opportunity to achieve a suppressed viral load occurs among individuals who have failed linkage to or retention in HIV medical care. Health department demonstration projects have suggested that good partnerships and information exchange between health departments and HIV clinics are essential to linkage/re-engagement programs. The Cooperative Re-Engagement Controlled Trial (CoRECT) will evaluate an intervention to identify HIV-infected persons who are out-of-care and engage them in HIV care. Health department laboratory surveillance data and clinic appointment data will be shared at monthly case conferences to define recent out-of-care HIV infected individuals. These individuals will be randomized to receive an active health department field services intervention or usual linkage and engagement in care services. The active intervention activities will include field services to locate, contact, and provide assistance, including a same-day appointment to access HIV medical care. CoRECT will evaluate if the active intervention resulted in increased re-engagement in care, retention in care, and HIV viral load suppression as compared with usual linkage and engagement in care services. Ultimately the trial will demonstrate the feasibility of a joint health department – clinic intervention to identify recently out-of-care individuals and the effectiveness of an active health department intervention to (re-)engage these individuals in HIV medical care.
Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
HIV/AIDS
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
Locations
National
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
County Agencies
Public Health Departments/Social Services Departments
State Agencies
Number of Awards Given
Up to 3 awards
Award Amount Notes
Estimated total funding available for first year (12-month budget period) $300,000 ($100,000 per award, including direct and indirect costs).
Estimated total funding available for entire project period $6,900,000 for 5 years, including direct and indirect costs.
Awards issued under this FOA are contingent on the availability of funds and submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Letter of Intent Date
12/16/2013
Application Due Date
1/16/2014
Project Start Date
9/1/2014
Application Contact
Grants.gov Customer Support
,
Phone: (800) 518-4726
Technical Contact
Eduardo O’Neill
Extramural Rsch Program OffOfc of the Assoc Dir for Science
NCHHSTP
CDC/DHHS
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-60
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 718-8844
Fax: (404) 718-8640
Fund Duration
5 years.
Subjects
Antiretroviral Drugs
HIV Positive Persons
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Research Programs
Audiences
Health Planners
Health Services Organizations
Local Government Agencies
State Government Agencies
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application package associated with this funding opportunity from www.Grants.gov. Also, please note that Form C is to be used when downloading the application package.
If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty accessing the forms on-line, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 or pgotim@cdc.gov for further instructions. Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am – 4:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time. CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired or disabled is available at: TTY 1-888-232-6348.

It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/url_redirect.htm?id=12000), except where instructed in this Funding Opportunity Announcement to do otherwise. Conformance to the requirements in the Application Guide is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
Web Site
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247796
Fund Number
RFA-PS-14-001

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