The Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) at UCSF will provide leadership and support to demonstration sites implementing interventions to enhance HIV testing and diagnosis among out-of-care Latina/os, and to link and retain these populations in high quality HIV care. Over the course of the five year Initiative, the ETAC will:
- provide technical assistance (TA) to the demonstration sites regarding the development of innovative models for providing HIV and support services, as well as TA regarding methodological (both quantitative and qualitative) research design;
- conduct a rigorous multi-site evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of all interventions and the multi-site cohort as a whole; and
- lead and coordinate the efforts for publication and dissemination of findings and lessons learned from the Initiative.