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Research Alliance in Implementation Science to End HIV/AIDS

Launched in August 2022, the Research Alliance in Implementation Science to End HIV (RAISE) aims to advance the contribution of implementation science towards the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative in the United States.

RAISE builds on the expertise of UW/Fred Hutch CFAR’s Implementation Science Core, and its faculty Kenneth Sherr, Matthew Golden, Christine Khosropour, Arianna Means as well as other affiliated members. RAISE is one of nine Implementation Science Consultative Hubs across the country that provide implementation science consultation to NIH-funded EHE research projects designed to improve the uptake and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions and bend the curve on the HIV epidemic in the US. RAISE also works in partnership with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) to provide technical assistance in implementation research to health departments in EHE jurisdictions.


Newly Added HIV and Implementation Science Resources and Publications

HIV & IS Literature Database

A compilation of recent, high-quality research articles that utilize implementation science methods to study some aspect of HIV/AIDS. Over 120 pieces of literature! Developed by the UW/Fred Hutch CFAR IS Core.

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LIVE Dashboard

Living Analysis of HIV Implementation Science in Low-to-Middle Income Countries is a interactive tool to find resources & evidence relating to HIV & IS in LMIC settings

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Analysis of FRAME data

Analysis of FRAME data (A-FRAME): An analytic approach to assess the impact of adaptations on health services interventions and evaluations by Mui and colleagues describes an analytic approach to assess the impact of adaptations. The study team applied the FRAME framework across multiple health service projects, and using mixed methods analysis, described how adaptations affected interventions and their evaluations. This paper includes a helpful A-FRAME matrix.

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Determinants of PrEP Implementation in Transgender Populations

This qualitative scoping review by Zamantakis and colleagues examines the contextual factors impeding uptake and adherence to PrEP in transgender communities. The review includes 33 articles and uses the CFIR to guide its analysis. Barriers include poor dissemination efforts, lack of provider training, and lack of access to gender affirming health care.

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Connect with RAISE!

Please use this link to request to be added to the UW/Fred Hutch CFAR’s listserv.