Resource: Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions

Posted May 21, 2021

Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions

Resources now available for the DEII initiative: Care and Treatment Interventions (CATIs)

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is pleased to announce the availability of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F: Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) resources from its Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions (DEII) initiative: Care and Treatment Interventions (CATIs)!

These CATIs are evidence-informed interventions that had previously demonstrated effectiveness in improving linkage to and retention in HIV primary care and that were implemented across 12 RWHAP sites as part of the DEII initiative. The CATIs include:

The following resources for each of the four CATIs are now available on the TargetHIV DEII initiative webpages:

  • Implementation Manuals: These manuals are the first of their kind and are designed to share best practices for implementing CATIs from the DEII initiative. They detail the staffing, training, and infrastructure needed to implement such programs at health clinics.
  • Training Curricula and Materials (English and Spanish): These training curricula and materials are based on activities and curricula used to train DEII initiative staff in implementing the CATIs. All curricula and materials are available in both English and Spanish.
  • Sustainability Report: A sustainability survey was distributed to DEII CATI program staff, one year after the DEII initiative ended to assess how and to what extent the agencies sustained the interventions post-funding. This report highlights major findings from these surveys.
  • Evaluation Protocols: These documents serve as a compendium of data collection tools for the multi-site implementation and outcome evaluation of the DEII initiative CATIs.

We hope you will share these resources with all members of your team. Thank you for your continued commitment for providing comprehensive HIV care and treatment to people with HIV across this nation.

Please contact the Implementation and Technical Assistance Center (Hannah Bryant), Dissemination and Evaluation Center (Marena Sullivan), and SPNS teams if you have any questions about these resources.

About the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions Initiative

The Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions initiative will  disseminate four adapted linkage and retention interventions from prior SPNS and the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) initiatives to improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.

The end goal of the initiative is to produce four evidence-informed Care And Treatment Interventions (CATIs) that are replicable; cost-effective; capable of producing optimal HIV Care Continuum outcomes; and easily adaptable to the changing healthcare environment. Learn more at

This newsletter is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $500,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) ad do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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