HRSA/SPNS Evidence-Informed Approaches to Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

Project: Research project

Project Details


For this project, Northwestern University’s (NU) Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM), will collaborate with the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), to serve as the NU lead on the following activities: 1) the identification evidence-informed interventions designed to engage people living with HIV (PLWH) who are not receiving HIV health care or are at risk of falling out of care; 2) develop a grading scheme to determine level of evidence of each intervention, 3) cost-analysis and cost-effectiveness of identified interventions; 4) adapt a dissemination framework to guide the collection of knowledge, translation and replication of evidence-informed interventions in Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs and other HIV health care services, and 5) assist with project evaluation. Ce-PIM will convene and Chair an expert panel of researchers, practitioners and federal funding agencies to identify existing evidence-informed interventions and grade their level of evidence based on study design, implementation effectiveness and impact on HIV care continuum outcomes. Additionally, Ce-PIM will help inform criteria to assess barriers and facilitators to implementation of the identified evidence-informed. Ce-PIM will collaborate with NU’s Health Economics Program (HEP) housed in the Center for Healthcare Studies, within the Institute for Public Health & Medicine. Faculty form the HEP program will conduct budget impact analysis (BIA) and cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of evidence-informed interventions identified by Ce-PIM.
Effective start/end date9/1/184/20/22


  • National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (18-SA-321001-848//U90HA31882 Amd. #3)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (18-SA-321001-848//U90HA31882 Amd. #3)


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