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RAISE Objectives

RAISE provides targeted consultations on cutting-edge implementation science methods, supports funded EHE projects to report required outcomes to enhance their generalizability, builds health department and junior researcher implementation science knowledge and skills, and supports academic-health department partnerships to integrate implementation science methods into health department EHE implementation efforts. Our approach leverages the depth and breadth of implementation science capabilities and training opportunities at the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (UW/FH CFAR)’s Implementation Science Core (established in 2018), the University of Washington more broadly, and the resources and national collaborative network of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). Our specific objectives are:

  1. Provide consultation services to select NIH-supported EHE research projects and support these EHE projects to meet funding reporting requirements.
  2. Develop and support generalizable knowledge through cross-hub implementation science research.
  3. Working in collaboration with NASTAD, strengthen implementation science in the context of local EHE activities through a health department-focused implementation science platform. This platform links health departments with implementation researchers to promote new research collaborations which are responsive to health department needs, enhance the impact EHE activities, and build long-term collaborative infrastructure to end the HIV epidemic.