Join Project SOAR on 10 October for a webinar to launch our recently released AIDS and Behavior special issue, “Project SOAR: using implementation science to accelerate progress toward achieving the 90-90-90 goals.”
In 2014, the United States Agency for International Development made an investment in implementation science research to maximize the efficiency and impact of programs and policies through Project SOAR—Supporting Operational AIDS Research—a global research consortium led by the Population Council. The objectives of the six-year initiative are to: i) conduct high-quality research to improve HIV programs; ii) strengthen capacity among local institutions to conduct high-quality research; and iii) promote use of study findings to make informed program and policy decisions. This webinar will feature findings and lessons highlighted in the supplement covering these three pillars of the project.
Kazione Kulisewa, Department of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, will present findings that demonstrate the feasibility and acceptability of integrating depression screening and treatment into HIV clinics in Malawi in order to strengthen the HIV care continuum.
Anna Kalbarczyk, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will discuss a workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, that strengthened the capacity of SOAR researchers and policymakers to work together in conducting and applying HIV implementation science research.
Sam Kalibala, Palladium, will present on how SOAR’s research utilization model is a cornerstone of the research process that can impact programs and policies.