Implementation science is defined as the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health settings. It has been identified as a crucial component of the Federal Plan to End AIDS in America by 2030. A robust and comprehensive implementation research agenda must be developed and executed in order to understand how the science of biomedical HIV treatment and prevention works in real life scenarios. It is also imperative that HIV intersectionality is factored in the research design as we adopt and integrate evidence-based practices, interventions and policies.
This plenary looks at the fundamentals of implementation science as it relates to the execution of engagement and retention strategies for people living with HIV and those at risk of infection that can benefit from biomedical HIV prevention modalities. NIAID’s Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) are responsible for the creation and roll out of the implementation research agenda. How will this agenda be unfolded? What are the opportunities for community input and exchange of ideas? How does it intersect with HIV treatment, care, prevention, mental health, health disparities, and social determinants of health?
How will NIAID’s CFARs work and collaborate with other federal agencies like HRSA, CDC, and the NIH?