This proposal requests funding of $1,000,000.00 each project period from 1/1/2018 -12/31/2022 for enhanced Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI); Surveillance, Data Management, and Reporting; Health Systems Strengthening; Disease-Specific Prevention and Care; and collaboration and coordination with other CDC Programs and other non CDC Programs in the U.S. Territory of Guam. Building on the FOA PS 13-1301, CDC-RFA-PS18-1801 project application is proposing to streamline strategies to maximize program resources, formalize efforts to increase collaboration and coordination of cross-cutting activities to enhance strengths and on- going efforts to prevent and control TB, STDs, HIV and Viral Hepatitis in Guam.
This application will also pursue areas for improvement within the island’s health delivery system so that public health responses are timely and appropriate for the most vulnerable populations impacted by Tuberculosis, STDs, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis. The purpose of PS18-1801 funding will focus on (4) four main strategies so that the following expected outcomes by the end of project year are achieved.
1) Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI):
Outcome: Increase in patients tested or treated for multiple diseases at once as clinically indicated.
2) Surveillance, Data, Management and Reporting:
Outcomes: Increase the completeness and timelines of reported surveillance data, Improve prevention program and service delivery for geographic at-risk and vulnerable target populations by using improved quality surveillance and program data to target services.
3) Health System Strengthening
Outcomes: Increase skills and capacity of public healthcare workforce and Improve availability of laboratory supplies and high-quality testing services.
4) Disease – Specific Prevention and Care
Outcomes: Increase diagnoses among persons unaware of their infections, Increase patients linked to care, Increase patients who receive treatment and Provide partner services and contact investigation.
This NOFO PS 18-180 affords Guam the opportunity to focus on 4(four) strategies intended to strengthen our island’s prevention and control efforts in response to the incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB and ultimately improve the health outcomes of targeted populations. The funding will support our local response to these specific improving, efficiencies of resources through the integration of screening and treatment for HIV, VH, STDs, and TB in persons with similar risk factors, reduce health disparities and adverse outcomes among residents of Guam, Improve health systems infrastructure and service delivery, and reduce incidence of HIV, VH, STDs, and TB. 19 employees funded under NOFO 18-1801 will be responsible for carrying out the program activities and project outcomes.