The Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Director, Dr. Gregory Phillips II, has received two new awards from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to extend his evaluation work in partnership with the City of Chicago.
As part of a new contract with CDPH established through these awards, Dr. Phillips will lead the EDIT team to provide evaluation, quality management, and technical assistance services to 41 local community and healthcare organizations funded by CDPH to provide HIV prevention or care services, including Housing, Medical Case Management, HIV Screening, Population Centered Health Homes, and other categories under CDPH’s HIV Services Portfolio. In combination with his existing contract to support four community agencies in the development of innovative structural interventions for HIV prevention, Dr. Phillips’ Evaluation Center now provides a comprehensive battery of evaluation services within the city’s HIV funding portfolio totaling over $1 million per year in funding.
These new awards are an exciting opportunity for Dr. Phillips and the Evaluation Center to take a key role in Chicago’s response to the HIV epidemic, and to continue EDIT’s work of driving health equity via local community-based projects. Moreover, Dr. Phillips will be able to leverage his roles as Co-Chair of the Research, Evaluation, and Data (RED) committee for the Getting to Zero – Illinois initiative, and as Co-Director of the Innovation and Implementation for Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic (I3EHE) Scientific Working Group for the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (TCCFAR) to bridge academic, government, and community work and advance a comprehensive city- and statewide response to the HIV epidemic.
Congratulations to Dr. Phillips on these exciting new awards!