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Ccih2019 pepfar-hillis-key-messages


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How local faith-based organizations can collaborate with CDC in PEPFAR-supported programs to reach and treat people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Ccih2019 pepfar-hillis-key-messages

  1. 1. Key Messages about How Indigenous Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) Can Collaborate with CDC in PEPFAR-Supported Programs CCIH Conference June 7, 2019
  2. 2. PEPFAR Chief wants 70% 'indigenous' funding in 30 months “Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, has directed U.S. agencies involved with PEPFAR to reach a benchmark of directing 40% of their PEPFAR funding to indigenous organizations in the next 18 months, and to reach 70% indigenous funding in the next 30 months.” by Michael Igoe, July 16, 2018 3
  3. 3. Recommendations for How Indigenous FBO Can Collaborate with CDC in PEPFAR-Supported Programs 19
  4. 4. Respond to the PEPFAR Indigenous Partner Directive by envisioning the role FBO could play in implementing PEPFAR-supported programs throughout Africa and developing a strategic plan and organizational matrix to achieve your vision. 1 20
  5. 5. Using the CCIH platform, establish a network of CCIH members to provide communication, coordination, mentoring, and other support for applying for and implementing PEPFAR-funded programs. 2 27
  6. 6. 3Use Virtual Communities of Practice for communicating and mentoring among CCIH members and PEPFAR programs in each country. 29
  7. 7. • During the past two decades, technology-enhanced communication and collaborative learning initiatives have converged to produce innovative and powerful learning platforms • Online social networking enables communities of practice that offer the potential to bring together temporally and geographically dispersed actors to work towards a common purpose • Through technology, communities of practice are being implemented across health-care areas, such as integrated care, health visiting services, and nurse education • These virtual communities, such as Project ECHO, enable collaborative learning that transcends geography. Lancet Commentary – Published on August 12, 2017 DOI: Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Health 30
  8. 8. ECHO Model • Hub = subject matter experts and faculty mentors • Spokes = selected clinical sites that present cases 33
  9. 9. Goal: Touch the lives of 1 Billion by 2025 Are you a part of Project ECHO? Sanjeev Arora MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine UNM School of Medicine, Director, ECHO Institute Email: Tel: 505 272-2808 Cell: 505 463-8148 39
  10. 10. Seek advice and mentoring from others who have been successful in applying for and implementing PEPFAR programs, to learn how your FBO can be successful. 4 40
  11. 11. • If you have never responded to CDC Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), suggest you ask FBO and others who are funded by PEPFAR for advice, obtain copies of successful NOFO applications, and, after you prepare an application, ask theses FBO and others to critique it • If you receive funding from CDC for a specific project, find similar projects that have been successful and visit the projects to learn why they are successful and how they overcame important programmatic challenges • Indigenous FBO who are successful CDC PEPFAR partners could mentor other FBO on a regular basis, using Project ECHO, if CCIH forms an FBO PEPFAR network for supporting HIV programs across sub-Sahel Africa Seek Advice and Mentoring from FBO and others, who have been successful in PEPFAR programming 41
  12. 12. 5Follow a few but essential tips for applying for CDC Cooperative Agreements. 42
  13. 13. Tips for Applying for CDC Cooperative Agreements 13 • Be sure to READ through the entire announcement and follow all directions closely!! • Find forecasted (upcoming) and posted (open) NOFOs on – Applicants may “Subscribe” to individual NOFOs to be notified of amendments • Complete required registrations as soon as possible: – Obtain a DUNS Number – Register with SAM – Create a Username and Password • Carefully follow requirements found in the NOFO: – Ensure requested funding for Year 1 does not exceed Year 1 Award Ceiling listed in the NOFO – Ensure documents are submitted in the correct part of the application and within the page limits set in the NOFO  20-page maximum Project Narrative, should contain Background, Approach, Applicant Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan, Organizational Capacity to Implement the Approach, and Work Plan  90-page maximum for the Appendix, should contain only what is requested in the NOFO – If applicable, provide and correctly label requested documentation for Funding Preferences • Submit applications on early or by the published closing date (late applications will not be accepted!)
  14. 14. Tips for Being Successful as a Partner • Establish strong financial accountability systems to track funds appropriately • Meet or exceed established targets, documenting issues that may arise • Recruit strong staff and develop a staffing structure to allow work to be completed efficiently • Adhere to all regulations and requirements – this includes submitting reports on time, responding to inquiries, meeting with CDC staff frequently, completing audits when required • Work closely with CDC staff in country – CoAg = Substantial Involvement from CDC 14